Autumn Longmire

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I live in La Follette, TN with my husband Luke and our 3 children: Amelia (8), Lincoln (3), and Arthur (newborn). I'm a kindergarten teacher in the public school system and I absolutely love what I do. I'm very passionate about education and the well-being of children all over the world. I like to write about my experiences as both a mother and a teacher. Balancing both is really tricky, and I'm still getting the hang of it. My husband, who I truly believe is the world's best father, is an auctioneer at his family business Longmire Realty & Auction Co. While we love our jobs, we value family time the most. We spend a lot of time outdoors and love to go camping all over the east coast.
5 Things I Want My Kindergarten Students To Know

5 Things I Want My Kindergarten Students To Know

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Kindergarten is such a sweet age. They're growing up and learning about their world, but they are still so little. As a kindergarten teacher and mom of three, I felt compelled to write this...
Learning to Persevere and Adapt Like Never Before

To The (Virtual) 5th Grade Class of 2021

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This year brought along many firsts for me. Firsts are always challenging, but as I always say, I welcome a challenge. This year's challenge just happened to be managing and teaching students in grades...
Cheers to Virtual School 2020-2021

Cheers to Virtual School 2020-2021

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Virtual school? We never saw it coming. None of us ever dreamed a worldwide pandemic would take away our field trips, May day, and spring fun. The 2019-2020 school year was abrupt and difficult...
I Forgive You

I Forgive You

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It was the day after Christmas break and I was rushing around trying to get ready for school in the morning. There were so many things on my mind. I’m having to leave my...
Knoxville's Favorite Vacation Hot Spots: Drive in Less than a Day!

Knoxville’s Favorite Vacation Hot Spots: Drive in Less than a Day!

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I'm sure many of you have places in mind you'd like to go, but if you're like me, you're constantly googling, "Beaches within driving distance of Knoxville, TN" and "Closest kid-friendly beaches." Florida and...

Mom Confession: I Get Botox

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After I turned 30, I really started to see changes in my skin and hair. I noticed a few grays here and a few wrinkles there. It never really bothered me because I know...
Gifts for Teachers in 2020 Fresh New Ideas

Gifts for Teachers in 2020: Fresh New Ideas

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What should I gift my child’s teacher? As a foreword, this post is not to sound ungrateful; it’s just to give ideas to those who need some inspiration. This article is simply a more detailed...
Disney in 2020: What Is It Really Like?

Disney in 2020: What Is It Really Like?

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2020 crashed a lot of plans, but we weren’t going to let it ruin our Disney trip. We planned our trip in 2019. We were looking forward to character hugs, fireworks, and all the...
Is This It? Are You Done?

Is This It? Are You Done?

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"Is this it? Are y'all done?" If I had a dollar for every time I was asked this question, I’d have my student loans paid off by now. Similar to the question, "Are you trying?,"...
I Wish You Could See What I See

I Wish You Could See What I See

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Dear Parents, We are all anxious. School looks very different right now. Some of you had a really difficult time deciding whether or not to send your kids back into brick and mortar schools, to...
My 5 Favorite Kitchen Shortcuts

My 5 Favorite Kitchen Shortcuts

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Does anyone else feel like they're always in the kitchen these days or is it just me? I feel like all my family does is eat, eat, eat, eat, and eat some more. There...

To The Kindergarten Class of 2020

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To the Kindergarten Class of 2020, This was your big year. I watched your little hands reach for crayons on the first day of school. Those same crayons are sitting in an empty classroom right...