The importance of reading to our children is a well publicized fact. It helps them with phonemic awareness, exposes them to language, teaches empathy, and gives them words to help process how they're feeling. Numerous studies have been done...
When it was almost time for school to start this year, I finally went through the grocery bag of my daughter's stuff we picked up from her school in May. And I had a bit of a meltdown when...
Now that the 2020 school year is underway, teachers are being asked to do more than they ever have. Teachers chose their profession, and the majority of them are very passionate about what they do; however, they did not...
“I’m sending these kids back to school if I have to send them in a full plague doctor suit complete with mask,” I commented. An acquaintance from high school was polling people on the internet; are we...
Have you ever experienced the magic of sensory bins? I started making sensory bins when I first became a stay-at-home mom. I had been following other popular mom influencer accounts to help me thrive with my stay-at-home mom journey...
It’s 7:30 in the morning, my son has a check-up today, and I just completed filling out the online questionnaires my pediatrician requires us to fill out for him. Can I just say that ever since we changed pediatricians...
Dear Parents, We are all anxious. School looks very different right now. Some of you had a really difficult time deciding whether or not to send your kids back into brick and mortar schools, to homeschool, or complete coursework entirely...
Ella slouched in, accompanied by her mother and younger sister. Her face and body language communicated the message ‘I don’t want to be here!’ As her new math tutor, I had witnessed this many times – parents insisting that...
The time has come, warrior mamas! After 436 years... 59 months... wait, what year even is it anymore? Still 2020? STILL?! Oh sweet lord, okay, after WAY TOO MANY DAYS of being home with our feral children, it is finally...
It’s that time of year again, making runs to Target and Walmart to purchase back to school items for your kids. However, it definitely looks much different this year. Whether your child’s education will be virtual, hybrid, in person,...
Come see for yourself why more than 7700 families have chosen Angela Floyd Schools for their performing arts education since 1997. AFS was ahead of the game in March as they immediately prepared with live virtual lessons via zoom...
Dear New Homeschool Teacher, Whether you’ve found yourself here because it’s something you’ve always wanted to try, because it seems like the best option for your family at this time, due to Covid-related concerns, or out of desire or necessity,...

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Winter Day Trips from Knoxville

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Sometimes you can beat the winter blahs with a simple change of scenery. A day trip is an easy and inexpensive way to give...

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