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Chattanooga’s Creative Discovery Museum

My children had been much younger when I first took them to visit the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga.  This spring break, my oldest remembered it as a place she wanted to visit again.  They both remembered the water play area visible from outside, with the expansive climbing maze above it. On this visit, the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Family Vacation Exploring WonderWorks Tennessee

What looks like an “upside down house” to my youngest daughter finally drew us inside on a rainy day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We spent most of the day exploring the 35,000 square foot WonderWorks building, and the kids still couldn’t get enough!  The place is a mesmerizing mix of science, sports, virtual reality and […]

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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? […]

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Family Fitness Fun for Busy Kids & Tired Parents

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with National Fitness Center, where I appreciate being part of the #teamNFC program. Ever notice how your energy level works on a continuum, with the gradual decrease in energy happening when you are more sedentary, yet more energy when you get moving again?  I’ve noticed how much I […]

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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 […]

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