I’m Kara, wife and mom of 3. A Florida native, I relocated to Knoxville over a decade ago to pursue a master’s degree where I promptly fell in love with the endless supply of sweet tea, southern hospitality, and peach cobbler. Oh, and my husband! I’m a physician assistant by day, wife and mom by day and night. When I’m not caring for sick patients, I enjoy traveling as a family and spending time with friends at local events downtown. We had always called Knoxville home, but after returning from spending two years living abroad, our lives are forever changed. We left a piece of our hearts on an island out in the Pacific Ocean and took with us the desire to see more. If words could explain, I’d write a book, but until then, occasional blurbs and social media posts will do!

6 Tips on Heading Out West This Summer

Planning a trip to an unknown territory can certainly be overwhelming. If you’re still debating whether or not it is a good idea, I can assure you it is a GREAT idea! The national...

Moving Away from Everything

I moved to Knoxville over 10 years ago, met a boy, married, bought a house, and had three babies. I knew it would be the city we lived in until the end of time....

Team SUV: A Lexus Driver Experience

You know that big mom divide, mini vans vs. SUVs? Well, I’m Team SUV for many reasons. After my Lexus Driver Experience (from our partners at Lexus of Knoxville) driving around in a new...
I Heart Knoxville

I Heart Knoxville: Monthly Activities All Year Long

One of my favorite things about living with my family in Knoxville is having such a wide variety of fun things to do with them. We are big fans of our downtown area and...
Knoxville Fall Activities and Festivals

Fall Fun Festivities {2017}

Fall officially starts TODAY and while the current weather would say otherwise, the cooler temperatures and autumn leaves are really coming soon! The time has come to start rearranging your wardrobes, sipping soup, and...
Knoxville Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Trick-or-Treating, Oh My! {2017}

With our first little tease of fall weather having come and gone, we can all be hopeful fall is actually just around the corner. Cooler temperatures or not, the season's activities are approaching quickly,...

All Aboard: Tips for Any Type of Travel with Children

While waiting in the O'Hare airport, an elderly woman looked over, eyes sparkling, a comforting smile on her face. "You have a beautiful family," she said. Before I could even finish my reply of...

Hitting the Reset Button

There has been a lot of change in my life lately. Good change. Bad change. But in the end, all-for-the-best kind of change. I have given up some commitments. I have gained new encouraging commitments....

Let’s Party: 3 Tips for Decorating Your Next Party

Birthdays are a big celebration at our house. We love balloons, handmade gifts, and singing the happy tune too many times to count. And for those that know me personally, there is no hiding...

As Long as I’m Living, My Baby She Will Be

She grew and she grew and she grew. As our youngest of three, she seems to grow exponentially faster than the first two. As I pick her up from school at the end of the day,...
Knoxville Festival Fun

Knoxville Festival Fun 2017

Festivals come alive during springtime in Knoxville, TN. It's a fantastic time of year indeed! First warm temperatures of the season arrive making for the perfect environment for outdoor fun! From Opera to chicken...

Knoxville Easter Events 2017

Easter is a holiday that is celebrated so well in our big little city and I am super excited to share lots of fun family events coming up soon! Whether this is a new...