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My family has lived in Knoxville for almost four years, and this spring we decided to start looking for a home. Little did we know what was in store for us. The Knoxville real estate market is a little like The Hunger Games. No. Really. Think about it. There are a limited number of resources […]
It’s that time of year again—FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE! We want to make sure you’ve got all your fan gear, so we’re teaming up with Alumni Hall for an amazing giveaway to show your University of Tennessee Pride! Alumni Hall is your favorite place to stock up on everything you need to show your Volunteer spirit! […]
When you are the third child in a family that’s been homeschooling since before you were born, it’s a guarantee that, for better or worse, you’ll never be lonely. While my big two had Mommy as a constant companion and entertainment — Bay being the first and only for a bit, and Jolee when Bay […]
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart that its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela Let’s face […]
When I was a kid, one of my favorite summer activities was going to watch the Smokies, our local Minor League baseball team, with my Dad. Smokies Stadium is located in Kodak, TN and can accommodate up to 8,000 people. The 45 minute drive from Knoxville may not be as exciting as a trip to […]
I know where you are because I’m there, too. You have just finished packing an entire house with small children rummaging through every box. You might have just left the only home your baby has every known — the nursery you so delicately decorated. Now you face the monumental task of unpacking familiar things in […]
Is your kid smart? My kid is very smart. Sorry, not sorry. PROUD. So why do I feel guilty saying it? People brag about their kids constantly. Essentially every post on social media can be construed as a form of boasting: ‘Watch my kid swim across the pool, ride without training wheels, score a goal, […]
It won’t be long before the weather starts to turn crisp and we are spending more time inside with our children climbing the walls errrrr I mean, playing indoors. More indoor time in my house means that I have to put a little extra time into planning activities to keep little hands busy! Small art projects […]
Back to school means back to routines, schedules, and meal plans around our house. Because I like to live life dangerously, or because I am just crazy (but who isn’t?), I decided to start back to work full time the week before the kids went back to school. I had been looking for a job […]
The average cost to reface kitchen cabinets is in the ballpark of $6,000 – $7,000. While I’d love to say I have that kind of money just lying around, and you probably would too, most of us don’t. So when we bought a house back in February with some very dated cabinets, I knew it […]
Did you know approximately seven to eight percent of pregnancies are considered high-risk? There are many reasons a pregnancy could be high-risk and require care by a perinatologist. That’s why it’s so important for you to talk with your obstetrician when you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Gary Stephens, DO, of Fort Sanders Perinatal […]
School is back in session. Fall will be here before we know it. Activities are picking up the pace and schedules have gone from summerific to jam packed crazy. We’re all running around now — doing car line and taking kids to gymnastics, soccer, football, you name it. I would venture to guess that for […]