My husband is great at so many things, but after eight years of marriage and 12 total years being together, communication is still not his strong suit. Guys just aren't wired like women. In our relationship, I have always...
  I have never been great at loving my body. I am ashamed to say I have spent a lot of my life (especially my teenage years) basing all my self-worth on what I saw in the mirror and what...
Jealous Much?

Jealous Much?

0
I like to think I’m not a very jealous person. Most of the time, I am happy to celebrate others' successes and support their accomplishments and goals and opportunities. I know how important this is to healthy relationships, and...
After having my third child, I came to realize that although my emotions were all over the place with each birth, there was one emotion I felt immediately with all three of my boys: mom guilt. Is that an...
I recently came across a quote that stuck with me and made me think. “Never let your storm get your kids wet.” Here’s why it stuck with me…because I don’t agree with it. Let’s face it; life is hard....
Do you know that feeling when you get an hour (or twenty minutes) of down time? The sensation of freedom and the release of tension? We need it, we crave it! It’s so valuable because it’s so rare. I...
Should. Could. They seem like such harmless words. They don't convey malice or even happiness, they're just random clarifying words used in sentences. Except they aren't. They're right up there with the worst of them. Follow me for a...
"You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars." -- E. E. Cummings A memory recently surfaced on Facebook reminding me that two years ago, I got a tattoo to signify surviving what is now referred to, in my...
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,...
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...
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...

Stay Connected

33,633FansLike
12,556FollowersFollow
3,142FollowersFollow
2,995FollowersFollow

In + Around Knoxville

Knoxville Family Winter Activities

0
The seasons may change, but the energy levels of kids don’t! That’s why when winter rolls around it can be harder to find activities...