Autumn Longmire

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.

A Love Letter To My Oldest

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When you were born, you were my world. You consumed every part of my heart in ways I didn’t know were possible. You were my learning curve. Through you, I learned how to juggle...
Camping in the Smokies: Destination Dollywood

Camping in the Smokies: Destination Dollywood

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Pigeon Forge is our favorite vacation spot for many reasons, but the best thing about it is the short and easy distance from Knoxville. I love that we can take the family on a...

Goodbye Classroom Clipchart

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Teaching is often like parenting; each classroom is unique, with its own atmosphere, guidelines, and expectations. But all classrooms have one common goal: Leading children to success. When we consider this, it’s important to...

Were You Trying?

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I was making small talk at a grocery store in Knoxville. I stood there with my two children -- one boy, one girl. My pregnancy was acknowledged, and as I stood beaming, the woman...
5 Reasons to Love Mox Shoes

5 Reasons to Love Mox Shoes

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There are two things I look for in a shoe: comfort and versatility. Mox Shoes has given me both and I am so excited to share them with you!  If you aren't familiar with Mox...

Summer Science: Growing Butterflies

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Moms, you’ll do a lot of really great things this summer. I’m sure most of you have a bucket list full of swimming lessons, camp, and outdoor fun. I’m here to challenge you to...

College for Free in Tennessee: How to Get Started

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Did you know that Tennessee has a mission to equip 55% of Tennesseans with a college degree by 2025? This mission is called Drive to 55 and encompasses the Tennessee Promise and the Tennessee...

Grandmas and Their Babies

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What’s it like to love, love, and then love again, just as deeply three generations later? I don’t know -- ask a grandma. When I was a young girl I was blessed to grow up...
The Gift of Grit

The Gift of Grit

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When I was a little girl, I remember my mom telling me, "You can do hard things."  I carried that with me through adolescence and adulthood as I learned to be resilient and persevere...
Dry Shampoo: A How-To Guide

Dry Shampoo: A How-To Guide

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Raise your hand if you've ever been personally victimized by a defective alarm clock, a chaotic morning, or just flat-out exhaustion.  https://giphy.com/gifs/the-office-pam-jenna-fischer-xT77Y0CoGA6Nu24PzW Maybe you've heard of dry shampoo. In case you haven't, dry shampoo is a...

Every Mom Needs Telemedicine

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A couple of years ago, I sat down for an interview with Kristen Farley from WATE to give my opinion on telemedicine. This was just before telemedicine had become popular and I had yet...
The Millennial Mom: I’m Living My Best Life

The Millennial Mom: I’m Living My Best Life

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Hey, it’s me, the millennial mom. I was raised by parents who told me “You can be anything you want.” So I did. I became a mother.   Millennial moms are a unique bunch. Some...