Sara

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Hi! I’m Sara, former early childhood teacher turned stay at home mom to two girls and a boy (2013, 2016, and 2018). My husband and I got married in 2010 and are both ETSU alumni. Despite being born here, I grew up all over the country as the daughter of a military family, only finally moving back to the area in 2014. The mountains of East Tennessee were calling us home! I love all that Knoxville has to offer young families in the way of festivals, events, outdoorsy adventures and charm. When we’re not striking off on a weekend excursion to the Farmer’s Market or a new hiking spot, I can be found in my kitchen nurturing a semi-professional baking obsession or curled in the living room with a book. I love getting to write for and be part of this supportive community of moms!

Is Car Line Shade Really a Thing?

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I'm not talking about that magical day when you arrive for school pickup at exactly the right moment and your place in line falls just under the only bit of shade along the entire...

Helping Our Kids with Back to School Anxiety

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By the time this article publishes, we will be less than a week away from school starting back. For my incoming third grader, and for so many others, this will be the first time...

Let’s Talk to Our Sons About Periods

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The stigma surrounding menstruation is a serious problem. Getting your period once a month (during certain years in your life) is something that happens to roughly half of all humans and yet it's still...

Throw Your Own Daddy Daughter Valentine’s Dance

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Our kids have had to deal with so many disappointments this year. Life has been just a series of let downs, one after another, without even a foreseeable end date with which to comfort...

Get the Referral

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I've read a lot lately about us trusting our intuition as moms, the experts of our own children and the ones who know them best. And I'm 100% on board. I think no one...

How Do We Begin Unraveling Culturally Insensitive Thanksgiving Myths With Our Children?

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I am homeschooling my second grade daughter for the first (and hopefully only) time this year *thanks rona* and although it has been a challenge at every turn, one thing I do love about...

Filtering What I Do Through the Lens of Who I Want to Be

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My husband is a mental health therapist. Though he obviously can't ethically offer me counseling on the side, nor would I want him to (hello, half of the problems I need to discuss come...

Attention Seeking Behaviors are a Cry for Connection

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When it was almost time for school to start this year, I finally went through the grocery bag of my daughter's stuff we picked up from her school in May. And I had a...

What You Need to Know About Menstrual Cups

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In preparation for this blog, I did some reading on the history of the tampon. I fascinatedly poured over this article all about when and how tampons came to be, risks associated with their...

To the Allergy Mama

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I don't know what it's like to deal personally with food allergies as a mom. The only experience I have to compare it to is having to give up dairy myself while I nursed...

These Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Will Make You Feel Like You Have Your Life...

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But seriously? How badly could we all use something to make us look like we have our life together right now? At least through breakfast time. Enter these blueberry oatmeal breakfast bars. Admittedly, I am an...

10 Things I Hate About You, Quarantine

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I guess you could tell from the title that this isn't going to be one of those uplifting, things-I've-learned-from-slowing-down-and-living-simply kind of posts. I really just want to rant for a bit and have people...