Not long after my twin girls turned two, I started to feel the pressure. My family began to inquire, the pediatrician asked, and other mom friends wanted to know when I was planning to take the big leap from...
The idea for this post came to me one evening as I stood hunkered over the kitchen sink, stealing the last three bites of ice cream from the tub before my kids could discover me.  It was in that shining...
We’ve all been there; we've all received that “Hey girl!” message on social media from someone that is not really involved in our lives in any other way. The message that reads, “I really think you’ll LOVE this new...
It's been A DAY. No one got along. Dinner came out of a can. The biggest dog let the River Nile loose on the floor before I could get the back door open for him to potty. A client...
Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

Last week the weather finally started to cool down in Knoxville. In true Tennessee fashion, it was actually 100F degrees one day, and within 24 hours suddenly the high temperature for the day was only 60F degrees. I am...
I have two jobs. I am a teacher and a mom. I love my job and I love my family, but the teacher mom struggle is real. On any given school day, I either feel like I have given...
Ladies, I have good news. There is still good in this world and our town. Whatever you feel lately with the news, or the fact that it's about to get dark at 4pm, hold fast. Good things happen all...
Tomorrow is October 15th and while this may sound like any other date to many, it is a very significant day for some of us. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It’s a big day for many of...
I write this from the perspective of an honors and activities galore, working college graduate, who has turned into a snot covered -- my hair hasn’t seen a brush in days -- lives off chicken nuggets and mac 'n...
As moms, we get a lot of advice. Friends, family, other parents, complete strangers, people who haven't had kids -- everyone has advice for a first-time mom. It's like being pregnant and then having a kid is equivalent to...
Do you ever wonder why everyone always talks about how they want to simplify their lives or go back to the Good Old Days? Why a weekend with “no plans would be a dream come true”? If simple is the...
This summer I enrolled you in swim lessons. I did this despite the fact that you are terrified of the water and climb up my shoulder like a cat when I carry you into the deep end. It was so...

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