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.

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...

Therapy is Not a Bad Word

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Because I am a teacher, I have been to many IEP meetings. I’ve sat at the table, expressed concerns, and listened thoughtfully to results and opinions of professionals. However this IEP meeting was different. This time,...
To Grandmother’s House We Go

To Grandmother’s House We Go

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I really love the holiday season. I love everything about it. Ever since my sister and I were little, I remember snow days with hot chocolate, opening a gift on Christmas Eve, the hustle,...

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...