Our last day of English class together was a blur. I was full of anxiety. I was collecting essays from upwards of 50 students, and thinking about how my spring break was going to be full of grading. I...
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 tell me I'm not alone....
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...
A lifetime full of frequent moves has prepared me for this very moment in time: staying connected with friends and loved ones when you can't physically share the same space. Since Tennessee is my fifth state to call home,...
I recently saw someone on Facebook say that Black History Month is played out. This statement rubbed me the wrong way and I felt I needed to share why. My children are biracial, I am black, and I am...
Disclaimer :: Messenger Kids sponsored this blog post, however, the opinions and paragraphs belong to the writer. Staying in touch with family over the holidays is challenging, with busy schedules made busier by parties, events, and expectations. Come to think...
Over the summer, the kids and I made a habit of sleeping in and as soon as my two beautiful children woke up, they would crawl into my bed for a little while. Every morning as they started to...
Last Monday, millions of women who came of age in the 1990s learned the terrible news that Dylan McKay had died. Without notice, nostalgia morphed into a time machine and sent us all back to our teenage bedrooms. Still...
Oy with the poodles, already! If you don't understand what that means, then you may not be a Gilmore Girls superfan. I watched the show when it originally aired on the WB. I was the same age as Rory, so...
The pools have officially closed and there’s FINALLY a chill in the air. We’ve packed up the summer clothes and bought the pumpkin spice creamer. For many, the first sniff of fall signals haunted houses, corn mazes and turkey...
I recently came across the tail-end of a documentary titled The '90s: The Last Great Decade and I found myself reminiscing about all the amazing things that I couldn’t live without almost (cough, cough) years ago. From Beanie Babies...
It happens...it could be because we are tired of hearing their constant whining for a phone, or because we want to upgrade ours to the latest model, or because we think that all their friends have one…we succumb to...

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It’s starting to feel like fall in East Tennessee! You and your family can embrace the season thanks to the ultimate list of fall...