Can we all just take a few moments to acknowledge that there are three months on the calendar that no one really likes? I'm looking at you, January, February, and March. The holiday season ends in a blaze of...
For the entirety of my life, my idea of camping has been staying in a hotel without a Starbucks in the lobby, so imagine the collective horror of those who know me well when I bought, renovated, and eventually...

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It’s the season for campfires, s'mores, and spooky spine chillers. My little one has been into ghosts lately and I want to figure out a way to share stories that won’t have him scared to be out of my...
This was the summer I was going to teach my 3 year old nephew, Levi, how to catch a frog. Instead, I sat in the front pew of a church as my twin sister bravely read his eulogy, just...
Like the majority of us around here, I LOVE summer. The days are longer, we spend more time outside, and we get the chance to break our typical "preheat the oven" mealtime rules. One of my husband's favorite summer...
I may have earned my camping merit badge when I was a Girl Scout, but the last time I slept in a tent was circa 1989. (Please don’t do the math!) I’d rather be sleeping underneath fluffy covers than...
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...
For most parents, their children’s safety is a top priority. Technology has provided many tools to assist us in keeping our children safe, yet technology cannot replace our vigilance, and regardless of how hard we may try, danger still...
We love to go camping and we always eat better camping than we do at home. And by better, I mean better tasting, not necessarily better nutritionally! I spend most of my time at our campsite planning, preparing or...
One of my favorite things about living in Knoxville is our close proximity to so many excellent venues. My family really enjoys exploring new locations and attending sporting events, so we were excited to check out a Braves...
Here in the Great Smoky Mountains we are surrounded by unparalleled beauty. Rivers and forests. Hiking and camping. Bears. Deer. And Wildlife. Oh my! But as if that is not enough, once a year, we are invited to witness...

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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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