Mary Beth Unthank

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Knoxville born and bred, my love for this area is deep and true! I'm a working-turned-stay-at-home mom to 4 kiddos from elementary to high school. My husband and I live in Knoxville where we both lead nonprofit organizations and are trying to become Love in our community. I love watching my kids learn something new, cooking for other people (but not for myself), and telling myself I'm a #fitmom when I go to the gym like once a month. I'm a bottle-feeding, disposable diapering, public-schooling (other than the time I homeschooled for a minute) mom with the stereotypical chill attitude of moms with large(r) broods. I love meeting new people, but I talk way too much and laugh when I'm uncomfortable. If you don't mind long stories and bad jokes, we are sure to be friends! Follow my family adventures on my blog Unthank You Very Much

Parenting Lessons From Therapy

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Perhaps I’m showing my age here, but I remember a time when therapy was taboo. Maybe in some contexts this is still true, but by and large our society has come a long way over...

I Wouldn’t Be Me Without You

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They say parenting changes you, and they’re right. For many people (but not all!) there is some instantaneous switch that flips when that wriggly little newborn is first placed in their arms, while others walk...
Back To School With Gratitude

Back To School With Gratitude

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It’s the first day of school, and today, I am thankful: For the teachers who will be pouring into these kiddos every day;  For the school administrators and custodians and PTA parents who keep the place...
For The Love Of Bedtime

For The Love Of Bedtime

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When I was growing up, we never had a set bedtime. My mom said when we were little, my brothers and I just went to bed when we were tired. By the time I...

I’m Gonna Miss This

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“You’re gonna miss this one day!” We’ve all heard this at one point or another, probably at 5 million points and counting. It’s always a well-meaning grandma, empty-nester neighbor, or random older parent at the...

I Don’t Want Perfect Kids

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As I was sitting down to write this, I heard a crash come from the garage. For a moment, I sighed heavily, squinted my eyes shut, and determined not to check on that sound....

The Last Kindergartener

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You’re so cute, mama. This morning is hard, I totally get it. It’s your baby’s first day of full-time kindergarten, and everyone is nervous! Your little one looks so sweet, dressed up in brand new...