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Dairy-Free Strawberry Pound Cake

Here’s a scrumptious recipe that is perfect for strawberry season! It’s a dairy-free pound cake baked with fresh strawberries in the batter. I made this particular cake dairy-free to accommodate my son who has a severe milk allergy, but I’ve listed some modifications you can do to the recipe if that isn’t a concern for your […]

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VBS Season is Coming!

With the school year officially over, our family is looking forward to our second year of VBS participation! Last year, Monkey #1 was finally old enough to participate, and he LOVED it! It didn’t hurt that his aunt (my baby sister) was helping in his class, and Grammy was right down the hall teaching another class. […]

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Knoxville Splash Pads

Knoxville Splash Pad Round-Up

Need a break from the heat? Take the kids to a splash pad! Here’s a round-up of Knoxville’s splash-able playgrounds. (All are currently open for the season) Carl Cowan Park  10058 Northshore Drive Hours from 10am-8pm Powell Station Park 2318 Emory Road Lot-A Hours from 10am-8pm New Harvest Park 4775 New Harvest Lane Hours from […]

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Sports Stars

Budding Sports Stars

WE ALWAYS SUSPECTED that our little P would be interested in playing sports.  Something about the way she ran at full-speed through parks… and shopping malls.  Or the way she preferred the rock-climbing wall at the playground… shortly after she mastered walking. So as her 3rd birthday neared, we began searching for options. We had considered […]

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Pick-Your-Own Farms in Knoxville: A Pickin’ Good Time

With strawberry season in full swing, it was the perfect time for the kids and I to do one of our favorite activities together–picking fruit at a local farm! On this last trip, my five-year-old and two-year-old loved collecting the sun-ripened strawberries and placing them into their baskets. It became a bit of a contest to see who […]

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Time to Hit the Trail!

Mother’s Day is coming up. My ideal celebration invariably involves chocolate in some form or another, a new book, and, if the weather is promising, a few hours out on the trail. Any trail will suffice, and my resolution every year is to hike at least four new trails, but I do have my favorites. […]

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