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Anne Brock at National Fitness Center

And Life Goes On

You know how complicated life can be, so I hope you’ll understand my belated open letter to you about why this blog has been so quiet over the past year or so. I’m still here, and I’m so glad you are too. I hope life has been treating you well. Have you ever gone through […]

Continue Reading By on December 27, 2016 in family, life, self care, women

Fitness Inspiration In The Water

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. We all want to get or stay fit, feel strong and be happier, don’t we?  Swimming or any exercise in the water offers countless benefits like this. The Centers for Disease Control reports that aquatics can improve your physical as well as […]

Continue Reading By on October 10, 2016 in family, fitness

Summer Family Vacation at Ober Gatlinburg

Thanks to Ober Gatlinburg for hosting our family’s visit! You really haven’t visited the Smokies unless you’ve hiked at least a stretch in the Smokies.  And you really haven’t visited the tourist town of Gatlinburg unless you’ve been to Ober Gatlinburg.  This place offers incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains next door and Gatlinburg […]

Continue Reading By on July 18, 2016 in Appalachia, family, Smoky Mountains, vacation

Hurray For Summer Camps!

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with National Fitness Center, where I appreciate being part of the #teamNFC program. School’s out!  The weather’s heating up, and the kids are anxious for long, lazy days.  Or are they? Wouldn’t it be great if they’d be satisfied with an idyllic summer vacation with the entire family? […]

Continue Reading By on May 25, 2016 in family, parenting

Five Great Reasons to Garden this Year

Have you been watching patiently for the last frost in your growing region?  Ordered seeds already?  Dreaming of greener days outdoors?  In case you need any more motivation, here are five great reasons to garden this year! Family Project Whether your aim is to teach the kids more responsibility or simply have a constructive way […]

Continue Reading By on February 22, 2016 in agriculture, family, food, garden, gardening, organic
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