Haley Lay

Haley Lay
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I’m a career mom whose life was turned upside down with the arrival of our sweetest blessing in 2015. Married to the love of my life & residing in Jacksboro, Tennessee where we were born & raised. Topics of interest include: all things Jesus, reading, Christmas, fall, Harry Potter, the zoo, fountain Coke, and Disney movies. If you like any or all of those things, we can get along. I write about my wins and my woes with motherhood and my family on my blog You, Me, & Harper Capri.
Learning About Black Lives Matter with Your White Children

Learning About Black Lives Matter with Your White Children

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I am white. I was not raised in a diverse area. I have friends who I love dearly that are people of color. No more than a few years ago, I was a person...
Blue Paper: Our Open Communication Tool

Blue Paper: Our Open Communication Tool

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Since becoming a mother, it has been important for me to have open, clear communication with my child. As parents, we practice to the best of our abilities no lying to our daughter. We...

I Take My Medicine

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Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. It affects more than 16.1 million American adults. Depression doesn’t know bias, it doesn’t care if you have beautiful and happy children,...

Five Fiction Books to Read During Quarantine

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Wouldn't we all like to be reading on a beach right now, instead of cooped up at home juggling work, children, constant cleaning, and who knows what else? My favorite thing to do is read....

Hot Chicken Club Roll-Ups Recipe

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As this new year started, I told myself I would be more committed to making dinners every night for my family and to better planning. With a few tools and grocery pick up, I’ve...

“I Hate Date Nights”

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Today, my daughter came home from school only to walk back out to spend the evening with my parents, just like she does every Friday night. On her way down the stairs, I told...
I Wanna Dance with Somebody: Birthday Bash Outfit Ideas

I Wanna Dance with Somebody: Birthday Bash Outfit Ideas

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As Knoxville Moms gear up to celebrate its 6th birthday, it's time to get out the hairspray, high heels, and denim on denim! This year's birthday bash has an '80s theme! Some of the...

Pros and Cons of Bed-sharing

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When I was pregnant, I was vehemently against our child sleeping in our bed. Since then, I have eaten those words a million times over, including last night. Let's define the differences between bed-sharing and...

Paddington Bear Brunch

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Our love for Paddington Bear began when we moved my four-year-old's bed into our room and I couldn't fall asleep listening to the same lullabies each night. We got the audiobook of the original...
Loving My Kid with a Healthy Marriage

Loving My Kid with a Healthy Marriage

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My husband and I were young when we got married and got pregnant. I remember our announcement to the world and one comment made by an acquaintance. It resonated with me more than any...

Easy but Tasty Green Smoothie

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I've always been a fan of green drinks, indulging in one every once in a while. I've made smoothies before and recently ventured to create my own green smoothie. I was inspired by a...
Let Me Tell You About Me

Let Me Tell You About Me

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Stand back, watch out, and brace yourselves -- whatever you need to do. I am tired of playing the humble card and watching all of you all do it too. I am an incredible...