Nonprofits Offer Parenting Resources

Tennessee parents have a wealth of resources and information available via thoughtful nonprofit groups.  I recently had the chance to meet some of the staff and volunteers who were sharing these resources at Knoxville's Natural Parenting Expo, and wanted to tell you about them.  They were my table neighbors when I hosted a table for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.
The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont offers workshops, camps, homeschool curriculum and other expertise to help your family learn about nature.
The Holston United Methodist Home for Children encourages foster parenting.
Holistic Moms Network is a SCHF member group and provides support for moms around the country, with an active Knoxville chapter.
Newborns in Need provides newborn layette items for babies in hospitals, family crisis centers and homeless shelters.
The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet is making cloth diapering accessible to families even in financial distress.
Intact Tennessee is sharing education about circumcision choices for parents.
Both the Knoxville Birth Network... 
and International Cesarean Awareness Network offer education and support resources for expectant parents.
Bob and Melinda Varboncoeur's for-profit Knoxville and Chattanooga Natural Awakenings magazine served as the sponsor for the nonprofit vendor area at the expo.
Over in the children's activity area was the popular Imagination Library and other groups offering education and fun for the little ones!

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