90’s Family Movie Night Guide: Quarantine Edition


One of our family’s regular traditions is pizza and movie night on Fridays. We started quarantining at home on a Friday afternoon, and in all of the chaos of getting what we needed and processing what was going on, we did not do our regular pizza and movie night. The next morning when our kids […]

I Shouldn’t Have to Make You a Face Mask

I shouldn’t have to make you a face mask. I shouldn’t be spending my time learning about micron particles and filtration, researching which materials might keep you safe. Might. My Amazon cart shouldn’t be filled with vacuum cleaner bags, HVAC filters, and interfacing that I can shove between these pretty layers of cotton in hopes […]

Things We Keep From the Distancing


I’m a single mom to three boys and a small business owner. As I write this, I thankfully have some money coming in, but am literally $1 over my monthly bills budget for April. Financially, this virus outbreak and the social distancing to flatten the curve have been devastating. I work in a very non-essential […]

Having Kids Will Make You Believe in Tomorrow


Deciding to bring children into the world can be a heavy, hard, and monumental decision. The world constantly throws all the big and scary reasons at you as to why you shouldn’t. We live in a time of uncertainty, whether it is economical, political, or even public health related. Some people never even think about […]

I Take My Medicine


Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. It affects more than 16.1 million American adults. Depression doesn’t know bias, it doesn’t care if you have beautiful and happy children, or if you have already had a hard life. Not every mother experiences it but many do. I am not exempt. […]

Knoxville Moms Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

Knoxville families may not be able to attend some of our favorite Easter egg hunts this year, but with a little help from our local communities, we can go on an Easter egg hunt while still practicing social distancing. Similar to the ‘bear hunts’ and ‘chalk walks’ we’ve seen popping up in neighborhoods all over […]

Tips for Photographing Your Kids at Home

Somewhere in the long days of quarantine, I remind myself that what we’re experiencing right now is something we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. We’ll look back on these days as history and for all you Hamilton fans, “History has its eyes on you.” I like the idea that while this pandemic is […]

Why Choose Knoxville

I cannot imagine living in any other city, but I didn’t always feel that way. For the better part of my youth and young adulthood, I couldn’t wait to move away from here. Orange was not a color in my wardrobe, and Rocky Top Tennessee didn’t feel like home sweet home to me. Knoxville was […]

FYI: This Isn’t Homeschooling

I know a lot of you are at your wits’ end right now. Some of you are enjoying your kids being home. You’re loving (almost) every minute with your children because you’ve been starved for it all of these years. Maybe you’re a working mom who’d prefer to be a stay-at-home mom, or maybe COVID-19 […]

Best of #MomHacks


I’m always looking for better ways to mom. Whether it’s in regard to cooking, cleaning, organizing, playing, or simply just saving my sanity, I’m constantly looking for the easiest and quickest ways to get things done. So, naturally, I turned to the internet to ask my fellow mamas what they do. Below you’ll find a […]

Hairapy: When Life Changes Require Hair Changes

Life throws a lot of changes at us. Some we can control, and some we can’t. But if you were to look back at my life in photographs, you would see that periods of change are punctuated with changes in my hair. In fact, until my driver’s license photo changed recently, anytime I had to […]

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough


If you are thinking of making some homemade meals, why not make everyone’s favorite? Pizza! Making homemade pizza dough can be easy and fun for kids, and you can make it in bulk, so you have an extra pizza, calzone or garlic knots for another day! The Homemade Pizza Dough Menu This easy recipe allows […]

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