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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? […]

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

Share Back-to-School Tips for a Smarter, Greener Year: #CleanCouponing Twitter Chat

Noticed how long the school supply lists are getting these days?  Or how long your daughter’s wish list is for fashion items? Where do you draw the line?  Are you missing easy opportunities to save? When should you consider splurging?  What toxic traps should you avoid at back-to-school time? Just need to vent to other […]

Continue Reading By on July 23, 2015 in conscious consumerism, family, safer chemicals, safety, school

Top 5 Reasons to Join the Play-In For Climate Action

We all want #CleanAir4Kids, don’t we?  We know children, the elderly and those with compromised health are more susceptible to breathing problems from air pollution.  We also know that even beautiful, picturesque places in the United States like Appalachia’s Great Smoky Mountains are still hot spots for high ozone levels — indicators of polluted air […]

Continue Reading By on June 16, 2015 in air, children, clean air, family, pollution