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Why Outdoor Learning Benefits Students Of All Ages

A recent article in Psychology Today reports that students who participated in an outdoor education program as part of their science curriculum felt significantly more motivated and competent than students who participated in the same program indoors. The students who learned outdoors even generated more detailed knowledge, such as the botanical names of plants. Written […]

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Knoxville Christmas Tree Farms 2017

Knoxville Christmas Tree Farms 2017

Bundle up and get outside, Knoxville! The fall colors are not the only sight to see in East Tennessee; the wintry Christmas tree farms are equally as festive! Whether you’re looking to start a new family tradition or just want a day among the trees to see the scenery, I’ve got the latest scoop on the […]

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Small Size, Big Fun Toddlers at Dollywood

Small Size, Big Fun: Toddlers at Dollywood

Dollywood offers an authentic theme park experience, complete with roller coasters, mouth-watering eateries, and an old fashioned main street full of cute shops. Visiting Dollywood can seem like a pipe dream when you have tiny children, but there’s actually quite a bit catered specifically for the under 36 inches crowd. Here are tips for visiting […]

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Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin’: Date Night Done Right

Summer is almost upon us, bringing steamy days with evenings warmed by the sun-heated asphalt and lit by starlight and moonshine. Summer is the perfect season to enjoy an outdoor date with your sweetie, and to remember the romance that brought you those beautiful children from whom you may need a break. So step outside and […]

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Outskirts of Town Exploring the Fun Surrounding Knox County

On the Outskirts of Town: Exploring the Fun Surrounding Knox County in Lenoir City & Beyond {Series}

Lenoir City (or as the cool kids say, “The LC”) is starting to live up to its “city” name. Once a sleepy little town, Lenoir City is now booming with new homes and businesses cropping up all the time. The LC–just west of Farragut in Loudon County–is known for being “The Lakeway of the Smokies.” […]

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Outskirts of Town Exploring the Fun Surrounding Knox County

On the Outskirts of Town: Exploring the Fun Surrounding Knox County in Clinton {Series}

Whoever said you can never go home again, has clearly never been to Clinton, TN. Because that, my friends, is exactly what I am doing. I haven’t lived there in 17 years (what?), but I’m about to because truly, I can think of no better place to take my family. It just took me a […]

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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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