Wilderness at the Smokies

Going “Wild” at Wilderness at the Smokies

This spring, Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tenn., introduced a new addition to its Lake Wilderness Outdoor Waterpark that is sure to thrill the entire family. For me, The Wall waterslide resembles a roller coaster: It starts with the fun twists and turns common to most waterslides, before it drops riders (up to two […]

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surviving springs allergies

Surviving Spring Allergies

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by MinuteClinic. I’m not someone who suffers from severe spring allergies. I don’t swell up, suffer from irritated eyes or continuously live with a stuffy nose. In fact, I usually deny I even have allergies. But that would be untrue. For when spring rolls around, I start experiencing sinus […]

Greystone Lodge on the River

Hotel Spotlight: The Greystone Lodge on the River

My family loves going to Gatlinburg, Tenn. In roughly three hours, we can pull into town, ready to explore. Whether it’s the Ripley’s Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg, a mini golf course, laser tag or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there’s plenty to keep our family on the go. And, just as Gatlinburg overflows with attractions, […]

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage – A Review

After a few days driving the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage, I discovered there is a lot to love in this hatchback. From fuel efficiency and safety to great features and options, the Mirage proved itself as the ideal choice for first-time drivers and new families. Here’s a closer look at what makes the Mitsubishi Mirage worth […]

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Greystone Lodge on the River

Hotel Spotlight: The Greystone Lodge on the River

My family loves going to Gatlinburg, Tenn. In roughly three hours, we can pull into town, ready to explore. Whether it’s the Ripley’s Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg, a mini golf course, laser tag or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there’s plenty to keep our family on the go. And, just as Gatlinburg overflows with attractions, […]

installing car seat

5 Tips for Installing Car Seats

As parents, we all want to do everything we can to keep our children safe. Therefore, researching car safety seats usually tops our priority list. However, once that seat is chosen, many parents fail to actually install it properly, resulting in poor protection for children. In fact, according to SeatCheck.org, while 96 percent of parents […]

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Fall entertaining

Get Your Backyard Ready for Fall Entertaining

For many of us, fall is a great time to head outside to enjoy the fresh air and cooler temperatures. In fact, we can’t wait to relax with friends or host a cookout. But is your backyard ready for guests? If you’re looking for more ways to dress up your backyard beyond just raking the […]

Clorox Green Works

Going Green the Easy Way

I try to do my part to help the environment. I turn off the water while brushing my teeth. I try to recycle as much as I can. I even stop (occasionally) to pick up litter on the side of my street as I drive through my neighborhood to my house. But, sometimes, I don’t […]

Weddings

Top Wedding Trends

Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2014

With the increasing popularity of wedding shows on TV, more and more brides are seeking ways to create a “beyond your wildest dreams” nuptial experience. And it goes beyond just the ceremony and reception, extending to pre- and post-wedding events such as rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches and everything in between. “We have noticed an […]

Men's Wedding Rings

Three Questions To Ask When Selecting Men’s Wedding Rings

This is a sponsored post from shaneco. Although they receive much less attention than their counterparts across the altar, men’s wedding rings are a significant and central part of a marriage ceremony as much as the woman’s ring. Tradition and custom are deeply engrained in many people’s understanding of marriage etiquette, of course, and there […]

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2014 Kia Soul

2014 Kia Soul – A Review

When I was offered the chance to drive and review the 2014 Kia Soul, I jumped at the chance. After driving a SUV for the last 11 years, I began wondering if a return to a smaller car might be a good fit for me. However, with two young kids, I wasn’t sure how a […]

Mabel's Labels

Mabel’s Labels Review

Like most parents, I struggle to keep all of my kids’ stuff together for school and extracurricular activities. It seems like there is just so much: gym shoes, lunchboxes, homework folders, dance bags and soccer gear, to name a few. And it never fails that we leave something behind or mistakenly take home someone else’s […]