We’ve all had on days and off days, even on weeks and off weeks, but I am not used to having on years and off years. Maybe that’s because I haven’t had TOO many years as a mom --...
I’m an empath. Some say it’s a gift; sometimes I say it’s a curse. You see, I feel everything around me -- small things, big things. You name it, I feel it. Growing up, I was told I was...
Grief is so hard. It is a monster that catches you in your soul and tries to take you down. But living out of grief is like driving out of the fog: where you once couldn't see a foot...
My Thanksgiving table will have two more empty chairs this year. My Christmas festivities will never again include my Dad reading the Christmas story from his bible, turning paper-thin pages, worn from earnest study. My Mamaw won't be bringing...
The title of this blog post seems almost profane, doesn't it? Truly, I debated on even writing it. The holidays are supposed to be all about giving, being rosy cheeked and cheery, completely overcome with excitement, thinking less about...
A Handstand a Day

A Handstand a Day

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I once happened upon a video showing a young girl who was being bullied and picked last in PE. She decided to start doing pushups every day to build her strength, and got a little bit stronger each day....
The idea for this post came to me one evening as I stood hunkered over the kitchen sink, stealing the last three bites of ice cream from the tub before my kids could discover me.  It was in that shining...
Have you ever thought about writing a novel? I know a lot of people have this vague idea that maybe someday they’d like to write a novel. But do you dream of putting words to paper in a story...
  This is not another how to do Disney blog post. I’m probably one of the least qualified moms to write that seeing that I just took my almost seven-year-old twins to Disney for the first time and I...
Women are superheroes, aren’t we? We may not be able to fly or make ourselves invisible or stop a train in its tracks (pun intended), but boy do we know how to listen to the crazy voices inside our...
How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you keep telling yourself, "Okay, if I can just get through this, everything will be fine"? If I can just make it through this exam, this course, this...
You can’t. Find a new dream. I could end this post right there and it would still rock some people’s worlds. What is it about that title that made you click it to read my magical solution? Let’s be honest, we...

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Knoxville Family Events January 2020

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Hello 2020! With a new year comes a chance to try some new family-friendly activities around East Tennessee.  This January your little ones can...