I always planned to have four kids. I am one of three (two girls, one boy) and growing up, I watched my brother feel left out without another boy in the mix. I told myself I needed an even...
Breathe, Mama. You have my permission to breathe. When motherhood comes knocking, you suddenly develop a million phobias. The last thing you need to worry about is a worldwide pandemic with rumored zombie apocalypse-type ramifications. Now, I'm no expert. I...
*This advice applies to any new mom who already has older children, regardless of number. Hi, new mom (for the third time) here. I gave birth to my third child about two months ago. Before his arrival, I was showered...
When I was pregnant, I did all of the things. I read all the books, took all the classes, and researched what to expect when expecting to the point that I expected it to be easy once the baby...

I’m a Mean Mom

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I have a confession. I don’t mean the kind of confession you make with head hung and eyes averted with shame; quite the contrary, I am proud to admit this to you and the world: I am a “mean mom.” Okay,...
Hire That Mom

Hire That Mom

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I was recently talking with a friend who is a hiring manager for a small business. She was sharing insights into her job and how she was faced with needing to hire a new employee. She gave me the...
“You can never really be ready to have kids.” You hear this a lot when you’re wondering just when the right time is to have a kid. For some people, that’s probably true. And honestly, you can’t know and...
I am So Tired of Clutter

I Am So Tired of Clutter

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I. Am. Exhausted. I know most of us expect to open a blog written by a mother and read about how “there is hope” or “look at the silver lining” or “check out these hacks that eliminate clutter!” This...
I know the initial reactions I will get to this post are: “OMG, yes!” and “How ungrateful!” I am aware what a blessing it is to have people who love my child and want to bestow that love on them...
Dear Unknown Child, “Hi baby.” I wish I could say that to you every morning like I did with my daughters and still do with my son. One of my favorite things is walking into your brother’s bedroom in the...
The season of life I am currently in is just OK. It isn’t grand, super exciting, adventurous, or anything of a page-turner each day. It also isn’t dreary, meaningless, unexciting, or a source of never-ending sadness. I’m hanging somewhere...
Social media has its downfalls, but sometimes it can be fun and even helpful. I love Instagram, and I have recently realized just how useful it can be. Sure, you can use it to post cute pictures, but it’s...

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Knoxville Moms Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

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Knoxville families may not be able to attend some of our favorite Easter egg hunts this year, but with a little help from our...
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