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Choosing the Right Child Care: How to Find the Perfect Fit

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Finding the right preschool for your children seems simple enough. Theoretically, all you need to do is find an open spot at the one nearest to you and the job is done. In reality, it is a lot more complicated than that. You must take things such as ... Read full article

College Planning: Are You Ready For It?

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You can see college on the horizon, and your child is approaching it more quickly than you would like. Whether your teen is in ninth, tenth, or eleventh grade, you need to be thinking about planning for college. This next step is not a one day event ... Read full article

Joyful Reads from January

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Hello! I’m Joy, and I love to read. I consider it my greatest talent and favorite hobby. Another one of my preferred pastimes is recommending reads to anyone who is the least bit curious. Seriously. I am always volunteering book recs to people near m... Read full article

Outdoor Adventures Six Feet Apart

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Summer vacation is here and while it may be much different than in years past, you can still make it memorable. We recently had several outdoor, socially distant, affordable adventures. All of these excursions were off the beaten path and away from l... Read full article

Focusing on Your Circle of Control

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As a counselor, I treat a lot of anxiety. As a human, I’ve had a lot of anxiety. I believe worrying just comes as part of the human condition. If someone claims they never worry, I’m thinking they either have an impressive supply of medication, or no... Read full article



Join the Gym So You Can Take a Nap!

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So, Laura,... put on work-out clothes, and headed to the gym for free child care with paid membership. She dropped her three kiddos off at the nursery and walked straight out the door to her minivan where she had brought a pillow and blanket. ... Read full article

Joyful Reads from June 2022

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Hello! I’m Joy, and I love to read. I consider it my greatest talent and favorite hobby. Another one of my preferred pastimes is recommending reads to anyone who is the least bit curious. Seriously. I am always volunteering book recs to people near m... Read full article

Making Your Own Dreams and Goals a Priority

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After a few soul sucking years of saying “maybe one day” and getting through the toddler years, I couldn’t pretend that I didn’t have these dreams anymore. I went back to the drawing board to figure out how to make my own goals & dreams a priority.... Read full article

The Island in Pigeon Forge

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The Island in Pigeon Forge is a massive family fun center and entertainment complex. It offers popular restaurants, retail shops, live music and tons of rides and attractions. The Island is open year round, so let’s kick off our boots, put on our fli... Read full article

Get a Job

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I think everytime I turn around, I am spending money on my children, and I think I spend way too much on them. This summer, I have a plan, and it is called: “Operation: Get a Job.”... Read full article