I have been putting this post off for weeks. As a Knoxville Moms contributor, we always know well in advance when our next post is due. Around Mother's Day, I looked at my calendar and realized my upcoming post...
My favorite season has got to be this one. The first glimpse of a sticky Southern summer is on the horizon, days filled with sun and sweat and laying around doing absolutely nothing. We will spend our days splashing with...
One afternoon, I loaded the kids up to pick up some things. We needed more milk, diapers and wipes. I decided to go to Target. I told myself that while we were there, I was also going to get...
Mother’s Day. A day with intentions of being sweet, but a day that is so hard for so many. I never had an issue with Mother’s Day; in fact, I never thought twice about Mother’s Day as being anything...
Becoming a mom is earth shattering. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first, third, or even sixth time bringing a new baby home, each time is scary, exciting, and tiring. Having had a baby before shouldn’t diminish the fact...
To the Kindergarten Class of 2020, This was your big year. I watched your little hands reach for crayons on the first day of school. Those same crayons are sitting in an empty classroom right now. If I had known...
Dear Daughter, Today you turn two. You are turning two during a time that is not like any other. We are quarantined, stuck at home. Normally, we would take you some place fun like the zoo or aquarium, but we...
Easter looks very different this year. Maybe you’re excited to avoid a day of dressing up and the constant hustle and bustle, or maybe you’re sad that there won’t be a big family gathering in someone’s kitchen and an...

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I’m always looking for better ways to mom. Whether it’s in regard to cooking, cleaning, organizing, playing, or simply just saving my sanity, I’m constantly looking for the easiest and quickest ways to get things done. So, naturally, I...
I thought I could live without my phone until I went to pick up my Kroger Clicklist with my phone sitting on the kitchen counter. I had no way of notifying Kroger I was ready for pickup and I...
  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...

Learning From Loss

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I had planned to write about something completely different, but it feels wrong to not write about the one thing I cannot get off my mind. You see, about the time I started to write this blog, I lost...

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