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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 […]

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
baby crawling on wooden floor

Baby Your Baby with Beautycounter

Shop Beautycounter for yourself or for Baby! Remember when everyone used the same products that everyone else used, even for their babies, just because they didn’t realize there was a better alternative?  Now we know better, don’t we? Of course, all informed parents want what’s best for babies, and that applies to food, education, everything. […]

Continue Reading By on March 5, 2016 in baby, skincare

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