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Give the gift that gives twice… Operation ResCUTE

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The days are starting to get shorter and the leaves will soon be swirling off the branches of trees. With Autumn creeping up on us, the influence of the cooler weather has started the countdown for Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities and events whether you look on social media or step into a store with holiday decor already on display. Sooner than later, your kids will have their wish lists for Santa and Christmas shopping will be right around the corner! Before you check out the holiday guides or the offers for Black Friday, consider a gift for your children that will give back to the community. Read More »

Teal is The New Orange: The Teal Pumpkin Project

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With the leaves falling and the cooler weather brewing, Halloween is right around the corner. While a lot of us are wondering what costumes we’re going to scramble to buy or put together, a lot of parents have to caution their children what to expect if they go trick-or-tricking. Why you may ask? 1 in 13 children have a food allergy of some sort. Imagine daydreaming about what you’re going to be for Halloween, get dressed up and go out with your family and friends to ask for treats, only to be able to eat a small amount of the treats you received if any at all. It’s safe to say that this can put a damper on trick-or-treating. Luckily the Teal Pumpkin Project, a nationwide movement, is hoping to change all of that! Read More »

Fall Into a Fitness Routine

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Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine these tempting seasonal staples with darker, shorter days and it can be hard to maintain an active mindset. Despite the enticement to indulge, you can keep your active lifestyle going or even kick off a new fitness regime. Read More »

Family, Food & Fun in The Great Smokies!

Summer seems to go by within the blink of an eye and sadly, we don’t always get to relax as much as we would like to. Before worrying about getting back into the school-time routine, your family deserves to have one last getaway before summer comes to a close. What better way to get some quality family time than to make a little trip over to Pigeon Forge, TN? Located along the smoky mountains, Pigeon Forge entices hundreds of thousands tourists each year whether it be for bonding time, delicious food, or endless entertainment. Read More »

Take your family on a Food-cation!

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Everyone knows that one of the best parts of vacation is the food! And it’s a major score when your choice of travel destinations is also the home to really amazing restaurants which is the case with Destin, Florida. Beyond the beauty of the Emerald Green waters, sugar sand beaches and fun activities the whole family will enjoy are some of the best-kept secrets (or maybe not now) of Florida fares. Here is a list of our favorites! Read More »

Get Away with a Great Smoky Mountains Vacay!

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Every summer, my husband and I love taking our kids somewhere new for vacation. We believe that habitually going the same places every year gets boring and when it comes to vacation we want to be anything but routine. This year we chose Tennessee as our destination for “new” fun. It is remote, far away from where we live, and has all the components for the great time we were looking for. Wanting to add a little spontaneity to our trip we didn’t book a hotel or anything in advance. We packed our bags, hooked up the GPS, loaded up the van and took off for our Tennessee adventure! Read More »