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,...
As I uploaded a new family photo the other night, I started thinking about highlight reels, specifically, how people only upload their best photos, where they look their best, and their kids are behaving. Only the clean house or...
I’m at that stage of life and motherhood where it’s usually all about everyone else and rarely about me. I have a four-year-old and a 10-month-old, and most of my time is spent catering to their needs. Then there’s...
“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...

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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...