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Montessori for the Summer

The sun shines past bedtime, the flowers and trees overflow the garden bed, and the pool water glistens in the light. The school year must be ending. Knoxville Montessori School certainly stayed busy all year. According to KMS’s Senior Primary Teacher, Valerie Kuéntz, students learned how to observe others, teach their peers, and direct themselves. […]

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Summer Routine

Creating a Summer Routine You Can Live With

Congratulations, mamas, you have made it to the end! School is officially out in most of the area, and any stragglers are not far behind. For most families, this is the long-awaited and much-needed reprieve from the relentless routine of early morning wake-ups, late nights of homework and extracurricular activities, and endless obligations for class […]

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Road Trip: Affordable, Close, Fun! {Abingdon, Virginia}

It’s hard to believe, but summer is just days away. No matter how old (or how young) you are there is just a certain something about summertime. Just ask Olaf. Or the Fresh Prince. Freedom, adventure and relaxation. Sigh. For many families (including mine) that means hitting the road for vacation. The beach is a popular […]

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AFS Camps

Dance the Summer Away with Angela Floyd School Summer Camps

This summer at Angela Floyd Schools, they are bringing back their most popular dance camps from previous years like Ice Princess Camp, All-American Camp, and Princess Camp! Additionally, they’ll be introducing exciting new camps like Cartoon Camp and PBS Friends Camp. All of these camps run for a week, from Monday to Thursday from 9:00am-11:30am […]

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The Best Summer Ever Activity List

The Best Summer Ever: A Knoxville Activity List

East TN Historical Society Location: 601 South Gay St. Knoxville, TN 37901 History lives at the Museum of East Tennessee History! Enjoy the award-winning signature exhibit, Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, a moving, artifact-rich journey through more than 300 years of life in East Tennessee. Popular, too, is the East Tennessee Streetscape, a […]

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Road Trip: Affordable, Close, Fun! {Cincinnati, Ohio}

It’s hard to believe, but summer is just weeks away. No matter how old (or how young) you are there is just a certain something about summertime. Just ask Olaf. Or the Fresh Prince. Freedom, adventure and relaxation. Sigh. For many families (including mine) that means hitting the road for vacation. The beach is a […]

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Summer Fun

Simple Steps for Summertime Structure

Summer is a comin’. While most adolescents gladly welcome this long-awaited vacation time, parents often struggle with what can be the overwhelming task of keeping their kids of all different ages occupied and productive while still enjoying the time off. Of course, you want them to have fun soaking up the summer sun while unwinding […]

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