I like planning, organizing, and being prepared. One of the many ways in which I strive to do that for my family is by being prepared for emergencies. I haven't always been like this though. After my husband and...
Once upon a time, there was summer in the 1990s. We got up, brushed our teeth (maybe), grabbed a Pop-Tart and headed out into the wild unknown--our neighborhood. The possibilities were endless. You could climb a tall tree, ride...
I wanted a dog. Not I wanted a dog, like I used to but changed my mind. And not I wanted a dog like I just wanted to have one. I wanted A dog. One dog. His name is Falcon. My husband...
My heart is thumping in my chest, I feel clammy. I want to drop to the ground and hold on for dear life, but every muscle in my body is frozen. I peer nine floors down from the balcony...
His pudgy fingers wrap themselves around my strands of hair, hold on tightly and pull. It’s nearly impossible to pry those surprisingly strong little fingers off. It’s also nearly impossible to pry Bennett away from mama -- that’s me....
I used to say that I was a Mean Mom. It was in a joking way, but there was truth there. I felt like I was meaner than other mothers I knew, moms who responded to their kids in...
I finally made it up to her room nine days after she left. I moved into the room slowly and left the lights off not wanting to reveal too much too soon. I'd been dreading this day for a little...

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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...