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Great Smoky Mountains Recovering from Historic Wildfires

It was an unusual drive into the nation’s most-visited national park in January.  Light green, winter rye grass was growing along the edges of the parkway entrances, as if hastily sown by the developer of a budget-priced subdivision.  Instead, this grass was holding together the frail edges where, in some steeper places where deeply-rooted trees […]

Continue Reading By on February 11, 2017 in biodiversity, East Tennessee, mountains, outdoors, outing, Smoky Mountains 0
scientists at American Museum of Science and Energy

Volunteering at American Museum of Science and Energy

Get my FREE newsletter here! Where can your family have a hair-raising experience doing safe science experiments, meet world-famous scientists and explore a secret city?  All this and more is available to discover at the American Museum of Science and Energy in East Tennessee! It may be one of the Knoxville area’s best-kept secrets. I’ve […]

Continue Reading By on February 8, 2016 in Appalachia, East Tennessee, education, energy, science, volunteer

Women Respond to Education Policy & More after President Obama’s East Tennessee Visit

How do you get the opportunity to hear the President of the United States speak in person? Sometimes, it’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.  “I really just wanted to be in the same room as the President.  I thought that would be pretty cool!” shared Anne M. […]

Continue Reading By on January 12, 2015 in East Tennessee, education, environment

Home Show Cooking and More

The cooking continues this weekend on stage at the Knoxville Home Design and Remodeling Show, with more scrumptious dishes by the Sisters of the Skillet, Knox Heritage Cookbook and Blue Sky Cafe.  It was a fun Saturday morning for our family as we demonstrated light, yogurt-inspired recipes from Stonyfield Organic. FlourSackMama.com was able to share how we make Stonyfield’s Spring Herbed Pasta […]

Continue Reading By on March 31, 2012 in chidren, East Tennessee, eating better, food, home, organic, parenting, safety