Leah

Leah
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I am a proud wife, mama of two, and volunteer, both as a University of Tennessee alumna (and Vol fan!) and as someone who enjoys serving in this wonderful community. After ten years working in higher education, I became a stay-at home mom in 2014. Parenting has taught me to let go of perfectionism, laugh at myself, and embrace grace daily. When I’m not chasing or chauffeuring, I enjoy Bible study, reading, group fitness classes, dressing up, exploring local venues, daydreaming, and planning my next adventure.

Thankful for Thanksgiving

Halloween is over, November is here, and we are moving full speed ahead to the end of the year. Everywhere we look, we are reminded that Christmas is just around the corner. And for...
The Gift of Time with Friends

Kindness Club for Moms

My children’s school recently started a kindness club. The club meets once a month to do service projects and thoughtful acts. It got me thinking about different ways I can show kindness to others....

Summer Supper Savers: Easy, Frugal, Healthy Meals on the Go

It’s the time of year for swim meets, baseball tournaments, long days at the pool, and other summer activities. While summer can be a relaxing time, there are also many days spent away from...

Manners Matter: Teaching Etiquette to Kids

My children did not share my enthusiasm when I announced we would be working on etiquette this summer. In fact, etiquette is probably the last thing they want to work on. The word “etiquette”...

March Madness? Let’s Talk About May Madness!

March Madness is over and I’m still sad about it. I don’t want to talk about it, but I am going to talk about another kind of madness. April is already crazy enough, but...
Is Motherhood Turning Me (or You) Into an Introvert?

Is Motherhood Turning Me (or You) Into an Introvert?

I love a good “personality test” and have been fortunate to take many different assessments in academic, professional, and volunteer settings. These tools are fun, because, let’s be honest, we all want to learn...

14 Days of Family-Friendly Valentine Fun

Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is coming. Get ready for all the pink, red, hearts, sparkles, flowers, and chocolates. I wouldn't say I have always loved Valentine's Day, but having kids has...

A Year to Simplify: Take Two

One short year ago, I optimistically began 2018, armed with my word of the year, “simplify.” I was excited for the year to come and eager to make some changes. Feeling fatigue from over-commitment,...

Encouraging Gratitude in Kids: 5 Ideas to Cultivate Thankful Hearts

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love taking time to be with loved ones and focus on our blessings before things get totally crazy with Christmas shopping and events. This is also...

School Costume Day Survival: 10 Simple Ideas

During this time of year, everyone is thinking about costumes. Stores are well stocked with plenty of options and children are looking forward to dressing up as a favorite character. But what about all...
Healthier Tailgating Treats

Orange, White, and Light: Healthier Tailgating Treats

Football season is here and that means it’s tailgating time in Tennessee! Whether you attend every game in Neyland Stadium, prefer throwing your own soiree at home, or even if you don’t like football...

Back to School Sanity Savers

School is back in session and all the activities are about to be in full swing. Our children are getting used to a new routine and moms are about to embark upon one of...