I'm not talking about that magical day when you arrive for school pickup at exactly the right moment and your place in line falls just under the only bit of shade along the entire route. No, the "shade" I'm...

10 Things All Moms Do

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When it comes to being a Mom, we are all very different. Some are Moms of older kids, while others are still up every night with a newborn. Some are country Moms and some are strictly urban dwellers. Some...
  I am not the best mom. There, I said it for the whole world to see. The truth is we are all one spilled sippy cup or one dropped ice cream away from our own meltdown. We have the...
I’m at that stage of life and motherhood where it’s usually all about everyone else and rarely about me. I have a four-year-old and a 10-month-old, and most of my time is spent catering to their needs. Then there’s...
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...

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Where to See Christmas Lights in Knoxville

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Driving around town to find the best light display has always been one of my favorite Christmas traditions. My parents drove us around every...
Knoxville Christmas Tree Farms

Knoxville Christmas Tree Farms