I’ve always been an open book when it comes to foster care, so this blog ...
Keeping my car nice and clean makes me feel like at least part of my ...
Oh, for the love of soup – warm, creamy, healthy – no wonder it is ...
We went to the zoo over the weekend. Just the kids and I, like “old ...
“Why are you still in your underwear?” I nudged with a slight hint of chill ...
My Olivia is the girliest girl I have ever known. She loves to wear dresses ...
When my husband and I got married, we moved into the house beside his parents. ...
Because their 8th birthday is tomorrow, I thought I would take this opportunity to ...
Congrats girl, you have just given birth to a new human being! You’ve finally been discharged from the hospital and you head home with baby safely tucked in the car seat. Time to relax, put on some comfy pants, and catch up on the DVR. But wait, you realize you have to make your first […]
What was initially an Amazon “Prime Day” impulse buy, eventually became my most loved cooking gadget. When it arrived, it sat in storage for a few months. I’ll admit, I was intimidated by this strange contraption. What button should I push? When? For how long? It didn’t take long to figure out that it was […]
The Town of Farragut and Kiwanis Club of Farragut will host the 12th annual “Shamrock Ball – A Father-Daughter Dance” on Saturday, March 4 from 7 to 9pm at the Farragut High School Commons. Fathers and daughters of all ages – as well as all family members – are welcome and encouraged to attend. Tickets […]
My family loves to snow ski. We all ski, even my youngest who is five. She started when she was three! Our favorite place to go is Snow Shoe, West Virginia, but there are plenty of other resorts within a day’s drive or shorter that are great. If you have never been, I suggest enrolling […]
At the Episcopal School of Knoxville, both the administration and faculty believe that “play is the work of children,” and at no level is that more apparent than with the junior kindergarten program. From its inception at the start of the 2014-15 school year, the program has provided a place where students are able to […]
Bring on the cuddles, the excitement of watching it snow and the hot chocolate by the fire. Give me endless days in pajamas and pancake breakfasts and the chance to play all the games we got for Christmas. Just not today. Today I have so much to get done. My kids have already been home […]
It’s a little ironic that I’m writing this post when we are having an abnormally warm winter, it’s 60 degrees outside and I have my windows wide open. Just last week snow was on the ground, the first day back to school was cancelled and my kids were CLIMBING THE WALLS. I’m fairly certain I […]
I read something once when both my boys were a lot smaller — a sweet, encouraging post about how no one noticed what moms do. “No one noticed that Michelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel and then nearly a decade later, there was his legacy forever,” was the writer’s gist. At the time, I just […]
Many a New Year’s resolution is centered around fitness. If you have any doubt, just look at any store ad during the month of January: all workout related gear is on sale. There are a lot of great forms of exercise out there, but if you’re looking for something adventurous, look to the big top. That’s right- think […]
Dear Beautiful, Expectant, First Time Mother, As I write this post, I myself am fresh out of my OBGYN’s office, hopped up on decaf coffee (ha!), and digesting the fact that we are going to have a fairly surprising new little person joining our family of four come summertime. Whoa. It’s not my first pregnancy rodeo, […]
There’s a local holiday event I look forward to every year. I wait for the schedule to be released, and it’s the first thing on the busy holiday schedule. I buy the not-inexpensive tickets and start mentally preparing myself. Because every year, my hopes are dashed, and instead of enjoying the beautiful trees that I […]
When I was growing up I thought therapy was a bad thing. I thought it involved lying on a couch while you talked to someone who took curiously secretive notes and peered over you from their spectacles. Perhaps I saw too many movies? I knew therapy in itself wasn’t bad, but I thought to get […]