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TN Health Chat to Pay Moms of Teens for Health-Related Facebook Engagement

Are you a mother of a daughter ages 14-17 and looking to make a little bit of extra money, all while improving communication and the general health of your daughter? You might fit in perfectly with an online communication program called TN Health Chat, which is focused on teen health. First, through the TN Health Chat website www.tnhealthchat.org, […]

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The Episcopal School of Knoxville’s Middle School Open House October 27th

The Episcopal School of Knoxville’s Middle School academic program is rich in opportunity for intellectual exploration and discovery as well as creative expression. The Episcopal School of Knoxville recognizes the middle school years as the most varied and exciting period in adolescent life. During this important time of intellectual, physical, moral, spiritual and emotional development, […]

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Knoxville Doctor Develops New Technology to Improve Patient Experience

Sitting in a hospital room after her son’s emergency surgery for a broken arm, the last thing Bonnie Barclay wanted to think about was trying to make a follow-up appointment at the doctor’s office. But then her son’s surgeon, Dr. Jay Crawford, told Barclay about Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic’s new mobile appointment app. “I didn’t have […]

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Montessori for Moms : Motherhood and Mindfulness

Montessori For Moms :: Motherhood and Mindfulness

Recently, I took a course on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. On the first day, our teacher, Claudio Barrientos of the Mindful Center in Knoxville, asked us, “Why are you here?”  Calmly, he repeated, “Why are you really here?” Again, he quietly asked, “Why are you really, really here?”        I took the course because of my […]

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Smart Toys and Books Birthday Parties

Birthdays Are More Fun at Smart Toys and Books!

If you’re looking for a NEW birthday party destination, Smart Toys and Books has you covered. At Smart Toys and Books, we make parties as easy as 1…2…3. That’s right, you invite the guests and we do the rest. Our Party & Play Package Includes: 1 1/2 hours of Private play on our Interactive Playground 1/2 Hour in our […]

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AFS Community Appreciation Week

Community Appreciation Week with Angela Floyd Schools

Every year Angela Floyd Schools hosts a Community Appreciation Week during the month of October, and this year, they’re going all out to celebrate their 20th Anniversary Season. In addition to doing free trial dance and music lessons throughout the week of October 3rd-8th, AFS is offering a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Badge workshop […]

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Great Gender Expectations

Great (Gender) Expectations

Despite my pink dreams and my Pinterest nursery ideas, we’re having a (healthy!) boy. There is joy. There is trepidation. And there is a strange phenomenon. Let me explain. I’m already mom to a spunky and sweet two-year-old daughter named Madeline. I have a younger sister. So raising a son, quite frankly, is uncharted territory. […]

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Childhood Speech Apraxia

A Mother’s Worry: My Son Has Childhood Speech Apraxia

As a mother, you always want your children to thrive. You imagine your children saying their first words or starting their very first day of school, making a bunch of new friends, and then telling you all about it when you pick him up. My experience with my son, my first born, has been very different. […]

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Mythbusters: Homeschool Edition

With the school year upon us (well, some of you anyway: we don’t start back until after Labor Day), now seems like a perfect time to address some homeschooling myths. Since we started down this road six years ago, we’ve heard all sorts of “concerns” and questions in that time. Today I want to break […]

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