Kailey Ryan

Kailey Ryan
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Hi, my name is Kailey. I am a nurse, wife, and now a mom! My sweet Brady (any football fans?) was born in August 2018 and our lives will never be the same. I am a Knoxville native and absolutely love the area. Where else can you drive to a beach, major city, or mountains in less than 6 hours? I married my husband 2 years ago and we dated on and off since he was 16. We are both nurses so are our lives are crazy and unpredictable. I was an ICU nurse for 3 years. I have been fortunate to experience life being brought into this world as well as life being taken away. I have moved on from the ICU, but I will never forget some families I cared for. Yes, in the ICU you take care of much more than a patient. This is the worst day of many peoples lives and it's important you care for everyone. Nursing leaves an imprint on your heart no matter the type of nursing you chose. I am now a triage nurse, where I talk to people on the phone. While this is a completely different nursing than I have ever done, I am able to be a "stay at home mom" during the week and I work weekends from home. The sacrifice of working weekends is worth every day I spend with my son. If we aren't at work or home you will find us traveling or planning our next trip. We have a passion for traveling, our goal is to visit all 50 states. My "side hustle" is planning vacations for families. I have been a travel agent for 3 years and absolutely love it. At the end of the day all we have left are memories, I make sure each and every family creates lasting memories. When you don't find me working, planning vacations, or playing with my sweet boy, I will be by the pool. I'm most certainly not an expert on being a mom, but I hope to add some experiences and outlooks being a "millennial mom".
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