Rachel DeAngelis

Rachel DeAngelis
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I am a Florida girl who has lived all over the map (including overseas in China!), but for the past seven years I've been putting down roots in Knoxville, Tennessee. Besides being the mother of the cutest two little boys in the world (it's true...check Guinness), I am also a cat-whisperer, a Dollywood Insider, and a high-school English teacher. You can read about all of my latest shenanigans on my blog.

Single Mom ISO Boyfriend: What I’ve Learned One Year Later

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"I'm perfectly fine, I live on my own. I made up my mind, I'm better off being alone."  Truer words were never spoken by our Queen/Mother, Taylor Swift.  About one year ago, I humbly commenced my dating...

Small Changes Can Lead To Big Results

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Every year when January rolls around, I feel a sense of impending doom (with a side of preemptive guilt). I know that when the calendar hits 1/1, I'm going to make a list of...
Letters From Middle School

Letters From Middle School

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One of the hardest challenges of parenting is raising children who are growing up in completely different circumstances and a new generation from the one in which we were raised. It can be difficult...

Stop Worrying About Whether You’re Doing It Right

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I can clearly remember what it felt like to wake up feeling scared in the middle of the night when I was a child. My nightlight wasn't bright enough to dispel the shadows lurking...

Motherhood Looks Different Than I Thought It Would

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I will never forget those challenging weeks after I became a mother for the first time. My baby was colicky and seemed to never stop crying. He required constant motion or rocking. Whenever I...

Be Gentle With Those Middle School Babies

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Too old to run wild on the playground anymore. Too young to drive a car. Barely out of elementary school, yet charged with hormones and all sorts of grown-up feelings. They are stuck in...
A Little Bit Of Summer Time Travel

A Little Bit Of Summer Time Travel

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I love a good time travel story. Whether it's a romantic story like The Time Traveler's Wife, a mind-boggling movie like The Butterfly Effect, or a series that is super sci-fi like Dr. Who,...