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Summertime Work and Play for Families

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. How does your family enjoy playing together in the summer?  What would your kids do for fun if they weren’t on the couch or on their phones?  Seems like all of our families struggle sometimes to keep our kids active enough. This […]

Continue Reading By on May 26, 2018 in families, family, fitness
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

The Food Babe Way Spurs Consumer Awareness at Grocery Store

*May contain affiliate links for books where you can read more for yourself. Question everything at the grocery store and restaurant.  Become a food detective for the sake of your own health and well-being. That’s the premise behind author Vani Hari’s new book The Food Babe Way, that’s destined to become a best-seller!  I can […]

Continue Reading By on February 10, 2015 in agriculture, conscious consumerism, families, food, GMO, shopping

Informed Moms, Adorable Kids, March on Washington

They traveled from all around the United States, some as far away as Alaska, from varied backgrounds.  These informed women, many of them moms, some of them scientists or medical professionals, had one concern in common:  safer chemicals for a healthier future.  I met some of them at the train station in Baltimore, where one […]

Continue Reading By on November 7, 2013 in children, families, safer chemicals, Uncategorized

National Stroller Brigade Promotes Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families!

You’re busy enough to barely find time for weekly shopping.  Do you need to spend an extra hour just reading over the ingredient labels?  Some parents feel they do these days, as the latest science and health information points to toxic chemicals used to make products we buy for our homes.  If you think it’s […]

Continue Reading By on October 29, 2013 in chidren, environmental health, families, safer chemicals, Uncategorized

STRONG, not scared: Healing Journey to Cambodia

Would you donate a week of life away from your own family to work in less-than-ideal conditions in a third-world country?  As our series STRONG, not scared continues on, we can tell you that licensed occupational therapist Melissa Gunter is just days away from her volunteer service in Cambodia with the group Buds to […]

Continue Reading By on October 16, 2013 in children, families, health, Uncategorized

STRONG, not scared: Light The Night for Avery’s Family

A feisty furball of a Pomeranian named Calhoun is one of the few things that can make Avery Baker smile these days. Calhoun even trumps the brand new Glow With the Show Ears delivered as a special gift from Minnie Mouse.   The adorable five-year-old solemnly gave her personal approval for some of her young […]

Continue Reading By on October 15, 2013 in cancer, children, faith, families, family, health, Healthy Families, parenting, Uncategorized