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In March 2011 my life changed in the most dramatic and wonderful way possible: I became a mom to my vivacious, inquisitive, sweet, fun-loving, exuberant little man. A week after my son’s birth, my husband received a job offer we could not refuse from the University of Tennessee. And so, in July 2011, we said goodbye to the life we’d created in the coastal paradise of Santa Barbara, California, and began carving out a new bit of paradise for ourselves in Knoxville. In March 2013, just over two years after the birth of our son, we welcomed our beautiful and equally amazing daughter. Together with my loving and supportive husband, my children have taught me to slow down and enjoy the moments life gives us. It is with them and thanks to them, that I feel truly happy and at peace.

Brighten the Holidays: Knoxville’s Charitable Organizations

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The holiday season is upon us and I can’t think of a better way of living the true holiday spirit than helping those in need. We teach our kids about the importance of being...

Come Shop with Us: The KMB Holiday Shopping Guide {Giveaway}

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The year’s biggest gift-giving occasion is around the corner and I’m excited to share the 2018 KMB Holiday Shopping Guide with you! As you likely know by now, the KMB team is overflowing with...

Orangetheory Fitness: What Makes It Special {Review}

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If you're looking for a workout that will keep your mind and body engaged, Orangetheory Fitness is the place to go! The Knoxville Moms Blog contributor team was recently treated to an Orangetheory Fitness...

Babalu Tapas & Tacos {Review}

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If you haven't already checked out Babalu Tapas & Tacos, make sure you do! In fact, plan your next fun night out/date night/friends' night out/moms' night out at Babalu. You won't regret it! Located in the...

Come Shop with Us: The 2016 KMB Holiday Shopping Guide {Giveaway}

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The year's biggest gift-giving occasion is right around the corner and I'm excited to share the 2016 KMB Holiday Shopping Guide with you, our lovely readers! The KMB team is chock full of talent; not only...
Brighten the Holidays

Brighten the Holidays: Knoxville’s Charitable Organizations {2016}

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If you're surrounded by family, health, and love this holiday season, you're one of the lucky ones. But what about those for whom the holidays are a dark reminder of what they lack, a time...

Make Halloween Safer: Join the Teal Pumpkin Project

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Even if you’re fortunate to have a child free of food allergies, you more than likely know a child who does suffer from them. It is estimated that food allergies affect up to 15...

Celebrate the Earth with EarthFest and Knoxville’s Farmers’ Markets

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In January and February 1969, the waters off the coast of Santa Barbara, California experienced the largest oil spill in US waters at the time. This tragic event, described as a "three million gallon blowout" by this article,...

#CelebrateAgingCelebrateLife

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Earlier this month I celebrated my birthday; I feel lucky to have been able to do so. In fact, I love that I’m growing older. Truly. I don’t remember ever dreading a birthday and...

Knoxville Moms Blog :: 2nd Birthday Block Party Event Recap

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Oh, what a night! We had a blast celebrating KMB's 2nd birthday with a country-themed birthday block party at Neighborhood Barre and Blue Grotto Salon. Cowboy boots, flannel and jeans were the perfect attire...

Come Shop with Us: The 2015 KMB Holiday Shopping Guide {Giveaway}

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I’ve shared bragged in previous posts about the talent that abounds within the KMB team and I’m excited to do so again this year! Not only are these ladies great writers, but they can make...

Thanksgiving Gratitude 2015

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At its core, Thanksgiving is as much about giving thanks as it is about appreciating the beauty life has to offer even when it's not beautiful. A simple shift in perspective encourages one to...