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...
Today is October 15th. There was a time in my life in which that didn’t mean anything. But then my baby died and I came to know October 15th as a very special day. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant...
"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'...
Today is my 40th birthday. But there will be no big party and no wild celebration -- not even a single margarita (my favorite) will be had. Instead, you’ll find me on my porch swing with my feet up,...
You may remember my post from before, What I Considered Before Having a Kid. That included all the things my husband and I thought were important to have figured out before embarking on the exciting journey of parenthood. Had...
A few months ago, my husband and I got the best surprise of our lives when we found out we are expecting our third child. While we were initially shocked, we are both very happy about the new addition...
As East Tennessee begins to slowly reopen, more events are filling our Knoxville Moms calendar.  Many organizers are taking social distancing to heart and coming up with creative events families can enjoy safely. Park West Church is hosting a “Daddy-Daughter Date Night” with a...

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