Lauren

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Hey y’all! I’m Lauren and it’s so nice to meet you! I’m married to my college sweetheart and am a mama to four precious children. Three of my children are here with me and one is in Heaven. Our second child passed away shortly after birth. My husband, Tommy, and I have adopted two girls out of foster care, and we are constantly learning how to be the best parents to all of our kids with their special needs. About a year after our son passed away, I launched Project Gabriel in honor of our son to reach women who had also lost a baby. In my free time, I love cheering on the Tennessee Vols, expressing my love of Tennessee falls, being outside, blogging, and wearing boots. I blog at Adventures of Jack and Me. Also check out my organization Project Gabriel.

Mother’s Day is Hard For a Lot of Us

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Mother’s Day. A day with intentions of being sweet, but a day that is so hard for so many. I never had an issue with Mother’s Day; in fact, I never thought twice about...

90’s Family Movie Night Guide: Quarantine Edition

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One of our family’s regular traditions is pizza and movie night on Fridays. We started quarantining at home on a Friday afternoon, and in all of the chaos of getting what we needed and...
Investing in Me

Investing in Me

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This feels like such a weird post to write. First of all, I am by no means an expert in this subject. In fact, I’m coming to you as a novice in the matter,...
Family Friendly New Year's Eve Ideas

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Ideas

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Christmas has come and gone, and New Year’s Eve will be here before we know it. This year is not just any New Year’s – we are welcoming in a whole new decade! If you’re...

The Perks Of Busy {AKA What Doing Sports Has Done For My Kids}

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I love sports. I grew up playing several different sports. I grew up in a sports family. At the dinner table, my dad would drill us on game situations so we would know without...
The Ultimate Non-Toy Gift Guide

The Ultimate Non-Toy Gift Guide

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Over three years ago I wrote a post about non-toy gifts. It was a *hint hint* to the loved ones in our lives for that Christmas. Then nearly three years ago, I wrote an...

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day — October 15th

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Tomorrow is October 15th and while this may sound like any other date to many, it is a very significant day for some of us. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It’s a...
Tennessee Game Day Traditions For Families

Tennessee Game Day Traditions for Families

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I’ve been a Tennessee Vol my whole life. I was born just down the road from campus and grew up going to games at Neyland Stadium with my dad. We had our own traditions,...

4 Ways to Ease the Back to School Transition

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School is back in session, so we are saying goodbye to summer and hello to busier days, homework, and all the activities and commitments that come with the school year. To help the transition...
Must-Have Back to School Supplies

Must-Have Back to School Supplies + Free Printables

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At Knoxville Moms Blog we are chock-full of strong opinions, and these opinions carry over to our school supplies preferences as well. I polled our contributors, particularly our contributors who are also teachers, to...
Why We Should Quit Talking About Our Kids' 18 Summers

Why We Should Quit Talking About our Kids’ 18 Summers

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In mom world there is a common summer rhetoric: we must make the most out of this extra time with our kids. We must make it fun and memorable all summer long. We must...

When Mother’s Day is Hard

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Before I became a mom, I celebrated my mom on Mother’s Day. When I became a mom, I continued to celebrate my mom, but I also wanted to be celebrated on Mother’s Day. I...