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Race Provides More Chariots to Keep People Moving

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. The rain held off on an overcast fall day for runners and riders to explore a popular trail in downtown Knoxville.  It was the inaugural Rollin’ On Rocky Top 5K for Ainsley’s Angels of East Tennessee. Ambassador Angie Lanciano had spent months […]

Continue Reading By on September 26, 2018 in family, fitness 0

Special Needs Kids Thriving in Loving Homes

Life is hard enough for kids born into this world who are completely healthy and have an instant loving home.  Not always the way it works for little ones.  I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to cover stories at WVLT about kids with special needs, in need of caring parents who can provide the attention […]

Continue Reading By on January 31, 2018 in children, family

Olympic Gold Medalist Inspires Young Swimmers

Inspired by #teamNFC at National Fitness Center: Orange and white banners were everywhere, and larger flags reminded everyone that the collegiate team had been 1978 national champions.  In this awe-inspiring facility, some of the youngest competitive swimmers would get to compete — or just swim for the fun of it! Young swimmers from throughout the […]

Continue Reading By on December 10, 2015 in children, fitness, health, sports

Ecology Center Detects Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Car Seats

Could a federally mandated traffic safety procedure be putting your child at risk for a different sort of danger?  Independent research by consumer advocacy watchdog Ecology Center shows many children’s car seats are loaded with toxic chemicals that may be a risk to their long-term health! These same chemicals are being detected as accumulating in […]

Continue Reading By on July 8, 2015 in children, parenting, safer chemicals, safety, toxic

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

Five Don’t-Miss Memories to Record with Your Baby or Toddler

Don’t miss the yummy giveaway at the bottom of this post brought to you by Stonyfield Organic! “It goes by so fast,” goes the cliché that all the more experienced parents tell you.  You blink, and suddenly you go from sleepless nights with a newborn to chasing a toddler who’s ready to explore the world […]

Continue Reading By on May 27, 2015 in family, food, natural, non-GMO, nurture, organic, parenting

What You Need to Know about Parenting

God-given blessing, life-changing experience, source of stress.  It’s fair to say that most people have described parenting in this range of ways at one time or another.  No need to feel guilty about it.  No, parenting is not always the bliss-filled state of emotion you feel when you welcome a newborn or newly adopted child. […]

Continue Reading By on November 10, 2014 in child development, children, health, Healthy Families, parenting