I love taking pictures. I especially love taking pictures of my kids and pictures of tourist attractions when I travel. I once even considered taking photography classes so I could become a professional photographer on the side. That never...
Knoxville Moms celebrated turning six--80's style! After last year's Breakfast at Tiffany's theme, we really didn't think we could top the fun or decor. However, we think the "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" was our favorite and best bash...
Recently, Knoxville Moms asked us to kick off the most wonderful time of the year with a trip to see Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge! We said yes. And by "yes," I mean we jumped...
I love sports. I grew up playing several different sports. I grew up in a sports family. At the dinner table, my dad would drill us on game situations so we would know without a doubt when we were...
As the doctor handed me my second child -- my second daughter -- I instantly felt like something wasn’t right. Not with the baby or my body, but with my reaction. When I gave birth to my first daughter...
It is the most wonderful time of the year, right? MEH. Holidays weren’t ever a big thing in my family. My grandparents don’t celebrate any holidays due to religious preferences. My mom is far away. My dad is far away. The...
Over three years ago I wrote a post about non-toy gifts. It was a *hint hint* to the loved ones in our lives for that Christmas. Then nearly three years ago, I wrote an updated version of the non-toy...

Dad Privilege

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There has been a lot of talk about white privilege in recent years so you may be familiar with the concept. Good ol' Wikipedia describes white privilege as "the societal privilege that benefits white people over non-white people, particularly...
Pigeon Forge is our favorite vacation spot for many reasons, but the best thing about it is the short and easy distance from Knoxville. I love that we can take the family on a quick getaway. Ever since we...
The first time I ever had to share a room with anyone was when I moved into my freshman college dorm. I was the oldest of three children, but since I was the only girl of the bunch, I...
One of the advantages of living in Knoxville is easy access to the mountains. You can leave the hustle and bustle behind and simply head out to nature to relax and unwind. Recently, Knoxville Moms and Chattanooga Moms held our...

The Kids are All Right

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"Come mothers and fathers throughout the land. And don't criticize what you can't understand. Your sons and daughters are beyond your command. Your old road is rapidly agin.' Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand. For the times,...

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Knoxville Family Events January 2020

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Hello 2020! With a new year comes a chance to try some new family-friendly activities around East Tennessee.  This January your little ones can...