Autumn Longmire

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.
Instant Pot: A Mom's Best Friend

Instant Pot: A Mom’s Best Friend

What was initially an Amazon “Prime Day” impulse buy, eventually became my most loved cooking gadget. When it arrived, it sat in storage for a few months. I’ll admit, I was intimidated by this...

Reading with Preschoolers

My 4-year-old daughter loves stories. She wants me to tell her stories for every car ride, every quiet moment, and of course any time I sit down to have a cup of coffee or...

The School That Built Me

I always get a little teary-eyed when I hear Miranda Lambert’s song “The House that Built Me,” but I’m not only thinking about my childhood home. I find my mind wondering back to the...

When Motherhood Meets Happy Resting Face

I know the internet has heard all about hateful resting face. In case you’ve been living under a virtual rock, it's when a person has a permanent neutral or grouchy look on their face....

Back to School Deals- Teachers Included!

Parents and teachers, it’s that time of year again, back to school! Some of you are dreading it, others are anxious, and the kids are excited! You know what I get excited about? DEALS!   I...
Changing the Stereotype: Why I Appreciate My Mother-In-Law

Changing the Stereotype: Why I Appreciate My Mother-In-Law

When my husband and I got married, we moved into the house beside his parents. We were excited and anxious to begin our lives, and little by little, as we moved furniture and painted walls, it...

Marriage and Adventure: Destination Elopement

Several years ago, I met my husband in high school. While we weren't exactly high school sweethearts, we always had many things in common: Adventure. Spontaneity. Fun. Anything that resides outside the box. Because...