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 got to middle school, I...
Over the past month, my child-related Google search history has looked like this: ‘creative ways to get toddler in car seat’ ‘how to get a toddler to take a bath’ ‘how to get a toddler to get out of...
Before I gave birth, I had a certain picture of how things would go in my head. The details were fuzzy, but I just knew I would get that special moment when my daughter was laid on my chest,...
I’ve always been a fan of sleep. Yes, partly because I am anemic and usually always tired, but I’ve always liked going to bed and taking naps. Before kids, I was the one who would always take 2-3 hour...
Every day, as I followed my son up the outdoor steps from his daycare to the parking lot, a mound of flat dirt surrounded by its former grassy self, called out to him next to the top step. He...
Outdoor education has long been shown to have multiple benefits for children. Research shows it improves self-esteem, leadership skills, relationships with peers, motivation to learn, cooperation, conflict resolution and behavior in class. One often overlooked potential benefit to exploring nature...
I was never a mom who went days without showers; I always somehow made time for one. In the early days, it was with a bouncer next to me, then a bumbo in the shower with me.  The first few...

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Where To See Christmas Lights In Knoxville

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Driving around town to find the best light display has always been one of my favorite Christmas traditions. My parents drove us around every...