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.
Girl, no means no

Girl, No Means No

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Although the art of saying no is difficult to master, the art of accepting no is even harder for people.  Rachel Hollis is a new and trendy sensation with her motivational book, Girl Wash Your...

Moms Eat Too: 5 Packed and Balanced Lunches

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Since back to school season has started, we’ve seen and heard plenty about packed lunch ideas for kids, but here’s a secret: moms eat too! Some of us even like to pack our lunch...

Generic vs. Brand Name School Supplies

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Have you ever wondered why teachers ask for or recommend a specific brand of school supplies? We’re not just being difficult, demanding, and picky. There’s a rhyme and reason to our suggestions.  I hear the...

Working Moms and How to Get Your Guts Back

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Women have a unique struggle in the workforce. From a young age, most of us are raised to be good girls. We are raised to be content, careful, and distanced from conflict and risk....

I Hated Cloth Diapers

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When I was pregnant with our second child Lincoln, my husband innocently asked one day, “Are we doing cloth diapers again?“ I wanted to love cloth diapers. I really truly did. When I was pregnant, I...

Be Fearless — Change Your Mind

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I changed my mind.  Four simple words that can change your life.  From a young age the world forces us to make decisions. What do you want to be when you grow up? Who is your...

Shoe-Tying Tips & Tricks

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“Stop touching your shoelaces.” I say this sentence every morning, like a robot during morning meeting. I see 16 sweet sleepy eyes looking back at me and I know they just want something to fidget...

Women Divided Against Each Other Cannot Stand

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Women are amazing. We are seekers of everything wonderful. We want everything to be just perfect, from the temperature in our newborn baby's room, to the color and length of the curtains in the...
10 Perfect Party Spots in Knoxville {for Grown-ups}

10 Perfect Party Spots in Knoxville {for Grown-ups}

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There’s always an occasion to celebrate: baby showers, engagements, birthday parties, and girls' nights out. It’s pretty easy to find a location for a kid's party, but adults are a bit trickier. Below you’ll find...

Tried and True Party Food: 5 Great Potluck Side Dishes for 2017

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Family gatherings are like a breath of fresh air during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Every year new and creative recipes can be found online ranging from classic dishes to twists...

Hey Girl, Stop Trying to Sell Me Stuff

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I am so tired of being Hey girled.  I’m tired of my Facebook friends turning into salespeople and seeing me as a potential buyer, rather than as a friend. I miss the days when my social...

Camping on the Coast

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It was my father who introduced me to the adventure and beauty of nature. Our family vacations were wonderful, but my favorite trips were with my dad. He opened up my heart and soul...