In the last year and a half, two of our dogs passed away. These were beloved pets that our children had always known; at 12- and 13-years-old, both dogs were older than our children. Their losses hit us deeply,...
Kindergarten is such a sweet age. They're growing up and learning about their world, but they are still so little. As a kindergarten teacher and mom of three, I felt compelled to write this for a few reasons. I...
Growing up, I thought I had a perfectly normal family. I had a mom and a dad who were still married. I had two siblings. We had pets, played sports, and went on family vacations. We had nightly dinners...
We have been talking about emotions and feelings with my three-year-old lately. My how quickly you forget the struggles of the stages after your first child grows out of them. The tantrums at three seem to be magnified and...
No More Bad Days

No More Bad Days

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About a year ago, my husband and I were in the midst of year two with our first born. It seemed like every day had been just plain bad for at least a week, maybe two. What once had...
We all try our best to set boundaries and create rules for our children that will (hopefully) make them well-rounded, conscious contributors of society. We want them to grow up to be empathetic, content, and kind. Truly we all...
My first baby, my first adventure, and I know I’ll need support. Beaming with pride and yet trembling with fear at the enormous task ahead, I take this astounding gift and responsibility to the best mom I know: my...
A few years ago, I met this girl who reminded me of one of my best childhood friends. We immediately hit it off and started hanging out. She had two girls the same ages as my girls, so all...
If you had told pre-kid me that I was going to fly solo across the country with my four-month-old baby, I would've called you insane. Sure, I have always had a love for travel, but traveling anywhere alone with...
Busy Girl Summer

Busy Girl Summer

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Summer has always been my favorite season, but it has also long bred a deep churning anxiety in me. Fatalistic by nature, I tend to see darkness looming over every good thing. Summer, my ultimate good thing, is typically...
I love traditions. Nothing makes the holidays sweeter than good ole fashioned traditions, passed down from generation to generation. Have you ever noticed how traditions often carry over to vacations? Did you, too, grow up going to Grandma's house...
Do you ever wish you could get into someone's head and see exactly what they were thinking? I know I have a time or two. Well, good news! You can forget stalking a celebrity's Insta and forget reality tv,...

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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...