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Summer is almost upon us, bringing steamy days with evenings warmed by the sun-heated asphalt and lit by starlight and moonshine. Summer is the perfect season to enjoy an outdoor date with your sweetie, and to remember the romance that brought you those beautiful children from whom you may need a break. So step outside and […]
Let me tell you a little about my Dad. He was a proud United States Army Veteran who served in Vietnam. He returned home from that war to hatred and dishonor, along with thousands of other veterans in uniform. Still, he pressed on, and served as a Drill Instructor, which was his great passion. He […]
I see why moms just get in their car and leave. I see why they might never want to come back. I see how it’s possible to want to completely disappear for a long period of time. I can 100% relate to a lot of Lifetime movies now. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?! It was my […]
If you want to make a truly great summer, create a summertime theme for your kids. Here’s a theme I’m quite partial to: Make Something Monday, Taste Something Tuesday, Wonder Somewhere Wednesday, Do Something Thoughtful Thursday, and Family Fun Friday (borrowed from here with a list of other great summer ideas). Out and about Cruze […]
When you have your last baby, you try to really soak in every last thing. The late-night feedings have a new allure. You linger over when to wean. Maybe you co-sleep or co-sleep longer just to have more time with those snuggles. It’s bitter sweet when they take their first steps, say their first words, […]
We all see those articles pop up as summer approaches on social media: it’s the stuff of mom nightmares. Ticks, bad sunscreen, dry drowning. On and on it goes. It can be enough to make you crazy, but one of those warnings may have saved my family from a terrifying ordeal. I once slowed my […]
Lenoir City (or as the cool kids say, “The LC”) is starting to live up to its “city” name. Once a sleepy little town, Lenoir City is now booming with new homes and businesses cropping up all the time. The LC–just west of Farragut in Loudon County–is known for being “The Lakeway of the Smokies.” […]
Ah, the sounds of summer…birds chirping, lawn mowers humming, kids splashing in pools, and… “Mom, I’m booorrred.” I’m going to stop right here and say that I’m a proponent of year-round school (as a majority of the teachers gasp and say “no!”). Don’t get me wrong: I love summer and I love my kids. Our […]
Whoever said you can never go home again, has clearly never been to Clinton, TN. Because that, my friends, is exactly what I am doing. I haven’t lived there in 17 years (what?), but I’m about to because truly, I can think of no better place to take my family. It just took me a […]
It’s happened. We’re buying a minivan. Even as I write this we have a sliding doors, rearview camera, 8-seater bad boy waiting for us to peek at and sign on the dotted line for…and I couldn’t be more excited. We fought it for a while (my husband more so that I, truth be told), attempting […]
I’ve got my toes in the water, bottom NOT in the sand Several worries in my mind Gripping toddlers with each hand. Still, life is good today. Yeah, life is good today. I am at the pool and have been holding my breath for TWO hours. No, I am not under water. I have four young kids. AT […]
Hello, ladies! I have some fun things in this post that will simplify your lives. In the daily hustle and bustle of mama life, time savers are welcomed with open arms, am I right? Let’s get started on my faves for this month. If you’re a procrastinator, like me, you may even find a fun […]