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Family Fun

Creating Child-Sized Gardens


Small-scale gardening can be easy – all you need are planters and creativity! Invite your child to play in the dirt – that’s all gardening really is – and this is the time of year to do it. Kids’ Play Gardening with kids can give you time together and allow “teachable moments” that might otherwise… Read more »

Creative Year-End Gift Ideas


Soon your child will be moving on to the next grade. The steady stream of homework, study sheets, projects, books and report cards trickled home all year and suddenly they have added up to a full year’s worth of knowledge, skills, abilities and relationships.

Get to Know Your Child Through Art


Art is often seen as a solitary pursuit, but it can be a great way to spend time together as a family. With our busy lifestyles and electronic media as leisure activities, it’s easy to forget some of the simpler ways of connecting with kids. Yet, the popularity of paint-your-own pottery shops and other drop-in… Read more »

Let’s Go Camping!


With summer’s soaring gas prices, lots of folks are choosing to stay close to home. If your family is looking for Tennessee fun, why not give camping a try? Don’t let thoughts of “roughing it” scare you off. You can camp in the woods or at a resort, pitch a tent or hit the road… Read more »



As we grow older and years go by, we begin coming to terms with the fact that we really are on our own in this world. Now don’t go getting all bummed out or anything. That’s not to say that we don’t thrive among family and others who care for us and who can be… Read more »

Summer Fun for Young Explorers


Does it seem like every time you turn around your home is being taken apart by your little explorer? It’s easy for parents to become angry over such seemingly destructive behavior, and rightfully so — we have to pay for the damage! However, such behavior is often simply the result of an extraordinary desire to… Read more »

Swimming Lessons for All Ages


According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the second leading cause of death in infants and children younger than 15 in the U.S., second only to automobile accidents.

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