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Fear Factor: Relentless Fears of the Modern Parent

Fear Factor: Relentless Fears of the Modern Parent

There’s a lot to say about being a modern day parent, of this I have become increasingly certain.  I find that I am discovering new maternal battlefields on an almost daily basis. Battlegrounds that involve the heart and soul of not only myself and my quest to be a decent human being/successful mother, but also […]

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Episcopal School of Knoxville

Setting the Foundation: ESK’s Junior Kindergarten Program Soars

At the Episcopal School of Knoxville, both the administration and faculty believe that “play is the work of children,” and at no level is that more apparent than with the junior kindergarten program. From its inception at the start of the 2014-15 school year, the program has provided a place where students are able to […]

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The Little Gym Winter Camps

Warm Up with Winter Camps at The Little Gym!

The temperatures have dropped, school is almost out for winter break…what to do with cabin fevered kids? Enroll them in the Winter Camps at The Little Gym! The winter camps get started on Tuesday, December 27th with the Dinosaur Ice Age and Arctic Cartwheels and Happy Handstands! You can also print off the schedule here. Children ages […]

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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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PHOTOS BY Amy Smotherman Burgess

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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