As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted over the next few months, vacation season will be upon us. We aren't sure where we will be going next, but we are ready for an adventure. We currently have a 20-month-old little boy...
“You’ll miss this so much one day.” “You need to cherish every moment when they’re little like this.” “It goes so fast!” No. No no no no no. As the mother of a nine-year-old and seven-year-old, in addition to a two-year-old, I can...
I heard the ceramic shattering on our hardwood floor. Before I could even see what happened I knew it was the sound of my favorite little flower pot breaking into a million pieces. I ran into our family room...
"I'm just not sure how to help him." I sat in our pediatrician's office with tears rolling down my cheeks. We were there for my son's three-year-old checkup, and after he had passed all physical examinations, the conversation turned to...
Today, I present to you the activity that keeps on giving. It's fun, affordable, and can be used again and again. Suitable for all ages (I kinda want to make one!). The best part, though, is that your child...
My toddlers cooked dinner last night. No, really. My four-year-old and two-year-old prepared our dinner, and it involved the stove.  Before you panic about our house burning down, let me explain how we got here. I didn't just toss them in...
(Disclaimer: My children are sweet, smart and charming. I love them with all my heart, but the Witching Hour is a very real thing. My children -- and chances are yours -- are not immune from it.) I waved my...
I didn’t bring over a casserole. I didn’t ask important questions like, “How is the baby sleeping at night? or “How are you sleeping at night?” I didn’t offer to make a grocery run either or drop by so...
In the last few years (let’s be honest, probably since the advent of Pinterest), it’s become a common tradition to have a gift for older siblings to open the day a new baby arrives. There are many great ideas...
We are shameless early Christmas decorators in our family. The memes you see about it being November 1st so we can talk about Christmas are about the women in my family, from my grandmother to my in-laws. We love...
My nearly two-year-old son was trembling and hiding behind my legs as blood-curdling screams echoed through the fast food play area. My four-year-old’s eyes were wide as she tried to figure out what was going on. I quickly realized...
It’s part of parenthood and part of life -- eventually we all face the moment when we part ways with our kids for more than just a few hours. We all can attest that Knoxville’s daycare wait lists can...

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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...
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