Hi there! I’m Stephanie (but everyone refers to me as Steph) and am a Knoxville transplant originally from South Florida. Moving here from a big city 12 years ago was a culture shock for me at first, but I have since grown to enjoy this city I now call home. I do consider the term ya’ll part of my vocabulary now, along with an occasional bless it, however it will always be sneakers (not tennis shoes) and a shopping cart (not a buggy) to me!
I have been married to my hubby Dave for 11 years now, but we have been together for almost 21! We met when we were both summer camp counselors in the year 2000 and never looked back. Dave was actually born here in Knoxville, but grew up in Atlanta and South Florida, where we met, while I lived in the same place for eighteen years. So therefore, he is an avid TN Vols fan, and I like the tailgating lol! I attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida where I received my BS in Elementary Education. I just entered into my 15th year as an elementary school teacher, currently teaching 4th grade math. The day after we got engaged, he got a call with a job offer he simply could not pass up, so off we went to start our life. If you had asked me 20 years ago if I could see myself living in Knoxville, TN, I would have never believed it! But here we are, having put roots down and going strong 12 years later!
We have one outspoken, sassy, 9 going on 16-year-old daughter named Peyton (literally nothing to do with Manning for me, I just really liked the name and hubby, being a Vols fan, was all in) and then our never stops moving, all boy loving everything son Gavin who is 5 and just started kindergarten! Being their mommy is probably the hardest job I will ever have, but it is also the most rewarding (cliché sounding I know) and I can think of no better way to receive and give unconditional love. Watching these little people, who are part my DNA, grow up into individuals is the coolest thing ever!
When I’m not lesson planning or driving people to their dance, swim, or flag football practices, you can find me with my nose buried in a good book with either a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, depending on what time of day it is, binge watching the latest new release on Netflix, trying my hardest to get in a workout when I can, and testing out new recipes in the kitchen. If you’re here for anything sarcastic, I’m your girl! Sending memes and Tik-toks are my love language, I always check out the dessert menu first when out to eat, and I love event planning for my friends and family! A few of my favorite things are Friends, long walks down the aisles of Target, coffee, musicals, playing with makeup and skincare products, shopping, the beach, all kinds of music, Fall season, spending quality time with friends and family, traveling, and all things Disney.
I am beyond excited to be on this new adventure with Knoxville Moms and cannot wait to get started. I am looking forward to sharing my adventures and experiences in this crazy thing called life with you all through the written word!