I started taking my oldest daughter to the dentist right after she turned two. At the appointment, she didn't really want to lay down on the chair. They attempted to brush and count her teeth, put the fluoride on,...
It’s 7:30 in the morning, my son has a check-up today, and I just completed filling out the online questionnaires my pediatrician requires us to fill out for him. Can I just say that ever since we changed pediatricians...
Chet and Anita Hazlewood tried to have a child for five long years. “It’s been a winding journey for us,” says Anita. That seems like an understatement. The trial of infertility left Chet and Anita exhausted in every possible sense....
In preparation for this blog, I did some reading on the history of the tampon. I fascinatedly poured over this article all about when and how tampons came to be, risks associated with their use, their ties to sexism...
Right now, it feels like she has the weight of the world on her shoulders. Social media is full of anger. Anger about masks. Anger about police brutality. Anger about racism. Anger about politics. Anger about schools opening. Anger about...

To the Allergy Mama

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I don't know what it's like to deal personally with food allergies as a mom. The only experience I have to compare it to is having to give up dairy myself while I nursed all three of my children,...
It’s time to check in for my second month post on my beach body challenge, and I just want to say that it’s hard to find motivation to work out when you’re stuck at home in the world of...
I’ve been struggling to find what I want to say for this post because, in all honesty, I’ve been a bit discouraged this week. I think what I need to share on this second post about finding my beach...
After being home two weeks into the quarantine and only wearing sweatpants, leggings, and pajamas, I decided to put on a pair of jeans. They were tight. I was in tears. It is a stressful time right now. I...
We’re under shelter at home orders, our days feel longer than ever as we stay home, and as the weather changes, it’s becoming clear that warmer days are on their way! This year I decided to challenge myself to...
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...
  Our home has been hit with Coronavirus. We have not been tested, but the doctor said to treat it as if we had been and that it came back positive. My son and my youngest daughter have all the...

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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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