Summers on the lake are a great way to spend a childhood – or a lifetime. Sailing is a sport that offers everything from relaxing cruises with romantic sunsets, to intensive racing with friendly regatta parties. Our summer youth Sail...
Playing a team or individual sport is a natural fit for many children. Kids benefit from learning how to participate on a team, realizing the discipline and patience it takes to achieve excellence, and practicing gross motor skills. Many...

Stop Sport Snack Sabotage

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The term "snacks" in this article, for all intents and purposes, is synonymous with junk food. “We have our first game next week. But don’t worry, we’ll have snacks, so you’ll be okay”. – My Kid’s Coach. This statement, from...
The coach’s shrill whistle blew and a handful of kids ran to the middle of the field, little arms and legs pumping. A few hung back along the sidelines, including my normally active, spirited daughter Madeline. She started slowly...
Football season is here and that means it’s tailgating time in Tennessee! Whether you attend every game in Neyland Stadium, prefer throwing your own soiree at home, or even if you don’t like football at all, I think we...

Half-Time Hors D’oeuvres

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Football is not my forte. I usually enter end of game to smack talk and provide comic relief when my husband's team is tanking. I know nothing of the rules -- college or NFL. I know more about the...
It's everyone's favorite time of the year - FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE! We're teaming up with Alumni Hall again this year to provide you with the best gear to show that Vol pride!  Alumni Hall is the best place to...
Summer is in full swing! But before we know it, the school bell will be ringing. One of the most challenging things about the back-to-school scramble is trying to re-adjust our families to routine. What if we did ourselves...
Disclaimer: The images included in this post are of a physically active mother of two who is also a woman who enjoys pizza and beer. Feel free to scroll quickly past the images -- no need to linger. We are...
I fell in love with camping the very first time I camped. I had never camped as a child and I was nervous about tent camping in bear country. The first night I found it hard to sleep, but...
A few months ago my daughter was, should I say, passionate about horses. She collected horse toys and decorations with gusto. She wore clothes and toted bags covered in horses and unicorns. She even had a horse birthday, complete...
You could say I'm a pretty chill mom when it comes to most things. Toddler won't eat? Eh, they won't starve themselves. Kid falls on the playground? Walk it off, tough guy. Actual serious emergency? Stay calm; crying won't...

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Best Knoxville Family-Friendly Bicycle Rides

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Families are hopping on their bicycles in record numbers and bicycle shops are doing booming business. The sudden increase in interest is partly due...
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