Stephanie

Stephanie
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I am a Knoxville transplant from northern grounds, but I can't imagine being anywhere else. My blue blood has strangely become orange and I get chills when I hear Rocky Top. I became all things mom in 2013 and it's crazy to think how much life has changed. I love temper tantrums, watching Toy Story over and over, and making food that doesn't get eaten. Welcome to the Toddler Years. When I'm not doing that, you can find me running, reading, shopping, or taking pictures {check out Adara Events & Photography!}
This Isn't How It's Supposed to BE

This Isn’t How It Was Supposed to Be

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This isn't how it was supposed to be. Just a couple months ago my biggest fear was the flu. With a late March due date, I hoped the flu was long gone, flowers were blooming...
Hire That Mom

Hire That Mom

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I was recently talking with a friend who is a hiring manager for a small business. She was sharing insights into her job and how she was faced with needing to hire a new...

We Chose Private School

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We had no plans of sending our daughter to private school. We moved into a good part of town with people singing the praises of the local public school. It seemed to be a...

The Elf Is On Our Shelf

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'Tis the season of wrapping paper, Christmas lights, and a little Elf from the North Pole. Yep, we have a little friend -- well, two actually -- that visit each day during the month...
We Moved Away: Holiday Edition

We Moved Away: Holiday Edition

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We've spent the last 8.5 years living hundreds of miles away from family. We've learned to raise a family without the help of family nearby. We've struggled on random Tuesdays to get ourselves to...
The Struggle is Worth It

The Struggle is Worth It

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How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you keep telling yourself, "Okay, if I can just get through this, everything will be fine"? If I can just make it through...
The Beauty of a Mediocre Life

The Beauty of a Mediocre Life

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Picture this: you are born to a working class family and see your parents work their tails off just to live paycheck to paycheck. You are determined to be more, do more, earn more....

The Handwritten Note

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I am nostalgic. I love getting together with childhood friends and reminiscing about the past, laughing at old memories and cherishing every bit of it. When a new day dawns, Facebook Memories loves to...

If You’ve Never Lost a Baby

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Being a parent is a goal for many men and women. Seeing the number of babies born each year makes it seem like an easy task, a part of life if you will. We...

Girl, You Can Still Be Saved By a Prince

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In the midst of the Me Too movement women are more empowered than ever. Social media is on fire with women supporting women, women are standing up for themselves and women are taking over...

The Friend Who Got Away

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Fourteen years ago I said goodbye to my teeny tiny hometown. As a freshly graduated 18-year-old, I packed my car and drove to a new city in a new state for college. I said...

Five Things I Have Learned from Starting My Own Business

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On January 13th, I celebrated the grand opening of expanding my photography business into an event venue and photography studio, Adara Events and Photography. This list is definitely not a "how-to" start a business....