“You never keep your promises, Mom.” I was floored when my son hit me with this bomb. Of course I keep my promises! Okay, I don’t MAKE promises very often because I don’t want to be accused of not keeping...
I was recently in a store looking for a new pair of shoes. As an Enneagram 2, I made sure to position myself so that any passerby could walk between me and the shoes, but also allowed enough room...
The Big Chop

The Big Chop

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May marks one year since I did the “Big Chop.” If you haven’t heard the phrase before, it refers to chopping off your relaxed (chemically straightened) hair and starting over with your natural curly hair, starting the beginning of...
When I was a child, I carried around a ragged old blanket with me wherever I went. Although it was a lovely gift given to me when I was a baby, the years were not kind to my poor,...
The Cicadaing of 2021

The Cicadaing of 2021

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"This is... disturbing," my nine-year-old said, surveying the backyard like a sweeping panoramic shot of a war movie, the bodies of animals and men strewn about a beach. Except, this wasn't Dunkirk. This was our backyard in South Knoxville. We...
I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I am slowly coming to the realization that motherhood, especially the first year, left me a bit unanchored. Shifting my identity from who I was before becoming a mother to who I was after...
We have reached the stage where both of our older children are in competitive sports or activities. The crazy whirlwind keeps every member of our family busy. Especially after the past year, I am grateful to have places to...
Dear Kiddos, It has certainly been a strange year, hasn’t it? Your tiny bubble burst a little over a year ago when you were off for spring break from school and all of a sudden you just weren’t going back. In...
Back to Busy

Back to Busy

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It's that time of the year again! The time where we spend all day working or momming and then the evenings are filled with practices or games or school events. There is prom, field days, baseball, track. The list...
Bless This Mess

Bless This Mess

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Being a crafty mama, people may assume I am open and ok with the mess that comes along with doing art, crafts, and sensory activities with my kids. I am here to tell you that I didn’t start out...
Female friendships are important. We listen to one another, celebrate together, gossip and complain together. We hate the same co-workers, love the same celebrities, become impassioned over the same injustices. We babysit each others’ kids, encourage each others’ dreams,...
I recently saw a challenge on TikTok telling women to stop texting their friends first in order to “see what dead plants they’ve been watering.” Meaning, of course, that if you are the one texting your friends all the...

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25+ Things to Do in Downtown Knoxville

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Downtown Knoxville offers more than just activities for the nine to five set. There are a surprising number of options for families. (That number...
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