Andrea

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Family is everything, and I can think of no better town to live in with my high school sweetheart and our four young children. Although we've been here for a few years now, we often find that it still feels like vacation. Embracing the natural beauty and slower pace were easy. Learning to love Orange wasn't too hard. However, my mid-western roots shine through in my inability to accessorize my daughters with giant hair bows and my preference for unsweetened tea. Being a mother is more incredible than I ever dreamed, and even though our days are utter chaos riddled with exhaustion, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I blog about anything and everything related to motherhood at Stroller Savvy..

It’s Okay to Leave the Elf on the (Store) Shelf

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The thought of moving a stuffed elf all over the house, coming up with creative antics every day leading up to a season already jam-packed with to-dos, to-buys, to-bakes, to-cleans, and to-decorates is nuttier...

The Best Thing to do With Leftover Halloween Candy

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It’s that time of year again. The season when your houses and your bellies become overloaded with fun-size candy bars. Regardless of whether trick-or-treating is happening or not, people are getting creative and you...
A Welcome Letter to the New Homeschool Teachers

A Welcome Letter to the New Homeschool Teachers

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Dear New Homeschool Teacher, Whether you’ve found yourself here because it’s something you’ve always wanted to try, because it seems like the best option for your family at this time, due to Covid-related concerns, or...

Guide to Knoxville Homeschool Cooperatives and Activities

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***Please note that this information is constantly changing due to Covid-19 circumstances. Please check the individual websites for updated information.*** For many reasons, homeschooling is becoming an increasingly popular option. It certainly isn't for everyone,...
What is the Best School Choice for our Kids?

What is the Best School Choice for our Kids?

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School’s out for summer, however for many parents, school is the #1 thing on our minds right now. Even without the underlying tensions of what will happen this fall with Covid regarding whether schools...
What Has Quarantine Taught You?

What Has 2020 Taught You?

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2020 has been quite a year, to say the least. It even has its own hashtag, one that doesn't quite bring about warm fuzzy memories and feelings. It's pretty much the catchphrase for anything...

I Miss My Friends

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The other day I was set to post a rant to my Facebook community about how frustrating it is to see and hear that so many people still aren't getting the memo about staying...

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts, Activities, and Recipes

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We aren’t very Irish. Genetically speaking, our little leprechauns are about 5%. However, St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the holidays we look forward to as a family each year. Perhaps it’s the...

2020 Vision: Let’s See and Experience Things More Clearly in the New Decade

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I can see clearly now, the 2010s are gone... Phew! This past decade has granted plenty of opportunity to see through fog, wade through murky waters, and basically spend countless days in the cloudy haze...

Oh, My Sole! Wake Foot Sanctuary is a Dream!

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I’m about to utter four words that might sound like a foreign concept to you. Relaxation. Pampering. Me time. If you’re like me, relaxation usually looks like hiding in the closet with a handful...

Family Friendly Ways To Teach Gratitude That Double As Holiday Decorations

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“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for." Sometimes it’s the simplest quotes that hold the most power. This one has stuck with me because it is just so true. No matter...

Back to School, Back to Fitness Routine

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Hopefully by now your family is settling into some semblance of a routine. Whether your kids are in school full time, you have preschool a few days a week, you homeschool, or you are...