Laura O'Brien

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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.

We’re Going to Be Okay

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When I was a teenager, I played competitive travel softball. My team was unique in that we started playing together in 7th grade and stayed together until we graduated high school. We were more...

New Moms: Less Baby Registry, More Education

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"Why didn't anyone warn me?!" "I had no idea that would happen!" "I wish I had known...." Show of hands if you said any or all of these after you welcomed your new baby home. Mom groups...

Beauty Hacks for Regular Moms

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Hey there, moms. We're going to need to calibrate the room before we continue. If you have a morning skin care routine, a nighttime skin care routine, and have ever contoured your face, this...

I Don’t Hate Thumb Sucking

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Show of hands: how many of you hoped for a thumb sucker? Probably not too many if I had to guess. We've all heard the horror stories of kids who are way too old still sucking...

The Kids Can Finally Play

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I'm taking off my mom hat briefly and dusting off my old child development hat for this one. With a bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies and a master's degree in Early Childhood...
I Shouldn't Have to Make You a Face Mask

I Shouldn’t Have to Make You a Face Mask

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I shouldn't have to make you a face mask. I shouldn't be spending my time learning about micron particles and filtration, researching which materials might keep you safe. Might. My Amazon cart shouldn't be filled...

Quarantine Life: Bringing Back Pen Pals

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My six-year-old daughter is a super social creature. A bit too extroverted for my introverted husband and myself at times. She can talk to anybody, any time, for extensive lengths of time. When she's...