Top Menu

Tag Archives | Featured

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 0

Shamir Peshewa Going Pro

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Growing up on reservations was not an easy childhood for Native American Shamir Peshewa.  She says obtaining her GED was not easy at age 27, after early years without much formal schooling.  Yet, she went on to obtain a college degree.  She […]

Continue Reading By on December 27, 2017 in fitness, Uncategorized, wellness, women 0

Cycling for Non-cyclists

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. I haven’t owned a proper bike in years. Yet I’ve cycled for miles and miles, climbing mountains, exploring European villages, and even biking along the ocean!  It’s because of the big screen experience at National Fitness Center’s West Signature Club.  For an […]

Continue Reading By on November 15, 2017 in fitness, wellness

Weight Lifting for Your Body and Mine

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Male power lifters bench pressing over 1,100 pounds paint a picture about weight lifting that can intimidate the rest of us.  Yet, the real power of lifting that does the most good for the most of us is the sort of thing […]

Continue Reading By on October 26, 2017 in fitness, wellness

Top Personal Trainers

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center, as part of the #teamNFC program. She’s laser focused on helping you get the most out of your fitness routine.  She’s a gentle, but fierce trainer.  And you’ll find Julie Smith at the National Fitness Center Tazewell Pike location.  She helped me […]

Continue Reading By on June 5, 2017 in fitness, wellness

Just Add Water

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center, as part of the #teamNFC program. Waterslides, fountains, lap pools and more provide options for individuals and families are your local fitness center.  The end of May is a time of anticipation for the opening of outdoor pools.  There, adequate sunscreen can […]

Continue Reading By on May 8, 2017 in family, fitness

Can a Cow Save a Penguin? Question on World Penguin Day

This post is in cooperation with Stonyfield, where I am proud to be a #StonyfieldBlogger! Can a cow save a penguin? I asked my youngest to #ImagineHow when we visited Zoo Knoxville recently.  Since they were tiny, I’ve brought my kids to visit the penguins at our local zoo, where they wait to see them […]

Continue Reading By on April 25, 2017 in agriculture, biodiversity, conservation, parenting, pesticides, Yo-Getters

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 […]

Continue Reading By on April 15, 2017 in early childhood, East Tennessee, education, family, vacation