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Kid Fitness Camps Tracking Real Results

2011 Tri-Masters Youth and Coaches Chicago director Bernard Lyles (center of middle row) IronMan World Champion, Wendy Ingraham is Pro on Staff (second from right on front row) Photo courtesy Tri-Masters Chicago parents concerned their kids are becoming couch potatoes have been turning to Bernard Lyles for a motivational alternative.  They’ve been signing up children […]

Continue Reading By on September 13, 2011 in children, education, fitness, outdoors, parenting

Child Closet Organizer: Free Pattern and Tutorial

Want to try making your own version of a clothes organizer for your child or grandchild?  As promised, here’s the free downloadable pattern for you to try at home: Pattern PDF Link The pattern should be printed in “tile large pages” format so that it comes out on four 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of […]

Continue Reading By on September 10, 2011 in children, craft, frugal, sew, stitch, thrifty, with our own hands

Famed Architecture at Alex Haley Farm

Architecture set on the beautiful green meadow at Children’s Defense Fund – Alex Haley Farm: Langston Hughes library:  This cantilever barn found traditionally in Appalachia was thoughtfully redesigned for use as a library in 1999.  The design is by the award-winning creator of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, Maya Lin. Riggio-Lynch Interfaith Chapel:  Five years after the library opened, a […]

Continue Reading By on February 22, 2011 in Appalachia, children, parenting

Voices for Children and Justice

I slipped into the lodge at the world-renowned Children’s Defense Fund Haley Farm just as the guest authors were being introduced to read from their works.  They stood against an oversized stone hearth filled with a diverse collection of faith symbols.  Their audience sat reverently, intent on their words. The first was author and East Tennessee historian […]

Continue Reading By on February 21, 2011 in children, faith, farm, parenting