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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
Anne Brock at National Fitness Center

My Weight-Loss Success with National Fitness Center

This post is sponsored in conjunction with National Fitness Center, where I am proud to be a part of the #teamNFC program! For the longest time, I was a doubter.  I thought everyone else but me could magically lose weight, while the pounds I’d packed on over the years, through two pregnancies and the normal […]

Continue Reading By on January 25, 2016 in education, encouragement, fitness, health, women, work-life balance
Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian Affiliate

Museum of Appalachia Invites Families to Explore Year-Around

The spectacularly blue October sky stretched high above the green fields and weather-worn barns where people had gathered to celebrate the season.  Music sounded from the stage hung with a red, white and blue flag, as well as from a cantilever barn turned into another stage.  My daughters sought out ice cream and apple cider […]

Continue Reading By on October 20, 2015 in antique, Appalachia, education, families, family, farm
back to school girl white jeans and pink shoes

Five #CleanCouponing Back-to-School Tips for Parents & Students

This post may include affiliate or consultant links to help support this independently produced blog. Who’s ready for back-to-school time? You’ve settled into a summer routine, or maybe completely unstructured days of bliss.  You’ve spent long hours at the pool.  You let the kids sleep in late.  You’ve celebrated the fireflies, the family visits, the […]

Continue Reading By on July 21, 2015 in education, health, Healthy Families, safer chemicals, safety, school
Leah Segedie founded ShiftCon media conference

Why It’s Okay to be Your Own Unique Shade of Green

How green are you?  I’d love to include your response in this short survey that aims to cover all shades of green!  When I started this blog, I was mindful to not use the term “green” in the title for fear of alienating too many mainstream folks.  I named the blog, instead, for my grandmother […]

Continue Reading By on July 20, 2015 in blogging, conference, conscious consumerism, education, organic, wellness, work-life balance
Leah Segedie founded ShiftCon media conference

Join 2nd Annual ShiftCon Blogging Conference

*Thanks for checking out the affiliate link below that gives you access to your very own ticket at $50 off through June 30! Do you find yourself going against the grain of what all the other bloggers or friends in your local community are doing?  Do you insist on reading food labels in the hunt […]

Continue Reading By on April 14, 2015 in agriculture, blogging, clean couponing, conscious consumerism, conservation, ecosystem, education, safety

Book Review: Pre-Teens Grow Taller Through The Order of the Trees

Thanks so much for using my affiliate link below if you decide to buy this book.  It allows you to support this blog, at no additional cost to you. Pre-teen angst, a damsel in distress, an almost Disneyesque potential conclusion — all these elements are woven together by Vermont teacher Katy Farber in her new […]

Continue Reading By on March 23, 2015 in children’s books, education, green, natural resources, nature

March Forth for Safer Products with Beautycounter!

Shop my online Beautycounter store here. 1938 was an important time in US history as the United States was climbing out of the Great Depression.  It’s a nostalgic time for my family to look back upon because my grandparents were then raising their young children.  Can you believe 1938 was also the last time the […]

Continue Reading By on March 3, 2015 in education, endocrine disruptors, safer chemicals, safety, women

Why this Earth Mama Chose Beautycounter for Safety

In an effort to keep this blog and my independent journalism efforts sustainable, I’ve recently become an independent Beautycounter consultant.  You have the opportunity to show your support by shopping with me here. I grew up digging in the dirt on the family farm, making mud pies and still cleaning up for Sunday School every […]

Continue Reading By on February 21, 2015 in education, endocrine disruptors, environmental health, health, Healthy Families, women