Author Archive | Christine Derr

Baking the SemiHomemade Way

Baking the Semi-Homemade Way

Some of my earliest memories contain fingers coated in flour, sprinkles dancing away, and sitting on top of the counter to roll out pie dough. As a result, I’ve always loved baking. I’ve done my best to instill a love of baking with my kids, and my son’s goal to be an astronaut chef is […]

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Small Size, Big Fun Toddlers at Dollywood

Small Size, Big Fun: Toddlers at Dollywood

Dollywood offers an authentic theme park experience, complete with roller coasters, mouth-watering eateries, and an old fashioned main street full of cute shops. Visiting Dollywood can seem like a pipe dream when you have tiny children, but there’s actually quite a bit catered specifically for the under 36 inches crowd. Here are tips for visiting […]

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Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin’: Date Night Done Right

Summer is almost upon us, bringing steamy days with evenings warmed by the sun-heated asphalt and lit by starlight and moonshine. Summer is the perfect season to enjoy an outdoor date with your sweetie, and to remember the romance that brought you those beautiful children from whom you may need a break. So step outside and […]

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For the love of Aprons

For the Love of Aprons

The Problem? It’s after dinner: leftovers are being compiled into containers, counters wiped down, and dishes rinsed and put in the dishwasher. You look down, and there’s a giant stain and a big blob of dish soap on your favorite top. You run past your family, grab a new shirt, and head to the laundry […]

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Exercise Outside the Box-2

Exercise Outside the Box

Many a New Year’s resolution is centered around fitness. If you have any doubt, just look at any store ad during the month of January: all workout related gear is on sale. There are a lot of great forms of exercise out there, but if you’re looking for something adventurous, look to the big top. That’s right- think […]

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