Whew! I see you over there already a little exhausted, and the vacation hasn't even started. But for you, planning this vacation started months ago. You contacted travel agents and scrolled through hundreds of rental listings, trying to picture...
I recently read a post about being a Mom with older kids and how May was so incredibly hard because celebrating Mother’s Day during it is a joke. She said that having babies and toddlers was much easier because...
Can we all just speak that over ourselves right now? (Minus the “but I could do this better…”) Could we just agree that we’re doing all that we can with whatever hand we’ve been dealt? In the wise words...
I was five days postpartum with my third baby. Even though I had breastfed my first two babies, something was very wrong. My milk was coming in, everything was swollen, baby couldn't latch, and I was in more pain than...
Pregnancy After Loss

Pregnancy After Loss

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Every pregnancy is a blessing, but every pregnancy is also different. Each is filled with its own challenges and triumphs. But I think the most challenging pregnancy of all is one that comes after a miscarriage. While I feel...
You walk in the door with a purse across your body, gym bag on your shoulder, arms loaded down with groceries, a cup in your hand. You're overwhelmed by a toddler teetering on two feet saying, “Mommy! Mommy!” and...

Naming Babies is Hard

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I have always loved names and naming things. I love naming pets and have even been known to assign nicknames to my cars. So naturally, every time I have gotten a positive pregnancy test, I immediately start discussing potential...
I recently saw a video gone viral of a grandma baking cookies with her toddler grandson. It was a complete disaster as he flung ingredients everywhere and tried eating each item including raw egg and baking soda. It was...
"Why didn't anyone warn me?!" "I had no idea that would happen!" "I wish I had known...." Show of hands if you said any or all of these after you welcomed your new baby home. Mom groups are flooded with posts of...
“You don’t have to work; you can stay home.” These are the words that many mothers would love to hear from their spouses. I too was overjoyed to know this was an option for me, but for some reason,...
Ever hear the phrase, “I wish someone would have told me that could happen”? I hear this used most often by women who have given birth. Certain topics are becoming more openly discussed in both conversations and articles such...
Have you ever heard of a Solo Vacation? Yeah, I hadn't either until recently, but I am now planning my first one and am so excited! I don’t have a mom squad with whom to go on a girls'...

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Knoxville Halloween Events

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Whether you're searching for spooky or family-friendly Halloween fun, you've come to the right place! Knoxville Moms has a roundup of kid-approved Halloween events...