Laura O'Brien

Laura O
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I am a mom of 3, wife, and kindergarten teacher. My husband and I are both UT grads. Go Vols! I'm an enneagram 9, so you probably won't find a lot of controversy here. I love all things Knoxville with my whole heart. In my free time, I sleep.

I’m Ditching Parenting Influencer Accounts

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Ten years ago, I was pregnant with my first child. Instagram will still in its early days. Most people did not have accounts, and the few that did, posted pictures of their dinner plates...

Keeping Academic Skills Fresh All Summer

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We've almost done it, y'all! The kids have just a few more weeks of school, and then we can celebrate the completion of another grade and slide into all the summer fun. As a...

My Preteen Has A Childproof Door Knob

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If you have more than one child, what's the age gap between them? Do you consider it a close age gap?  My first two children are exactly two years apart. As in, they missed having...

Does Anyone Else Feel Like We Lost A Few Years In Time?

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I had a baby in December 2019. It was flu and RSV season, so I had planned on hunkering down at home with my newborn for a few months. Just the winter, I thought. I...
Vol Moms: Your Kids Are Still Watching

Vol Moms: Your Kids Are Still Watching

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I cried after we beat Bama. It wasn't because we beat Bama. It wasn't because it was a pivotal game in an historic season. It was because I had spent 12 years watching this team...

The Daycare Waitlist Nightmare

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18 months-2 years. I just want to get that out there. The current waitlist for any daycare is currently 18 months-2 years. Parents of young children may already be aware of that. If you weren't,...

I Know How To Be The Perfect Parent

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Once upon a time, we were all perfect parents. Before we had kids, of course. We knew what should be done, how to raise well-rounded kids. We read the books. We attended the classes. We bought...