Making an Outside Space a Favorite Place!

Making an Outside Space a Favorite Place!

   Finally, warm spring weather is here! It’s the perfect time to add a couple of accessories to an outdoor space for the long days of outside play and firefly catching nights. Here are a few ways to make your outdoor space a favorite place: Select an indoor/outdoor rug. These types of rugs are made to […]

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Summer Camp Fun at Morning Star Child Development Center

We offer three different camps for three age groups: Rising K, rising first grader and 2nd-5th graders. Our camp counselors are experienced teachers and safety is number one criterion in our camps. We offer swimming in our on-site pool daily, with presence of a lifeguard, and lots of fun and educational field trips are incorporated […]

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Get Up to Get Down

Got to Get Up to Get Down

Once upon a time, a man and woman in their early 20s met. They shared a love of reading, travel, and more. They also shared a love of hitting the dance floor – and getting to dance together was awesome. They dated and fell in love, and throughout, they were always dancing at weddings, nights […]

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Knoxville’s Pick-Your-Own Farms {2017}

It’s that time of year again: Strawberry pickin’ time! There are so many wonderful places in and around Knoxville to go and pick your own strawberries. It has become one of my family’s very favorite things to do every year. There really is nothing like the smell and taste of freshly picked produce. The process […]

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Read All About It: Books For Your Beach Bag

I’ve always been a voracious reader and in my younger days, I could easily devour a novel in a single day. Now that things like a job, two hungry kids and a never-ending laundry pile fill my days, I can’t sneak nearly as much time to dive into a book as I used to. And, […]

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A Letter to My Daughter’s Birth Mom

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of our daughter’s Adoption Day. It’s a special day, filled with sweetness and celebration and simultaneously deep sadness and grief. I don’t take lightly that in order for our daughter to become our daughter, she had to lose the family she was born into and first knew. As we […]

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