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The postpartum period is a weird time in general. It’s unpredictable, lasts way longer than most expect it to, and generally morphs from day to day into something as new and equally as confusing as it was the day before. After my first child I was overcome with an anxiety so intense it took almost […]
I’ve been a nurse for eight years. I’ve always taken care of pregnant women, and I’ve worked in labor and delivery for four years. I’ve seen countless births, and have witnessed almost every imaginable scenario in the hospital. When I became pregnant with my first child, all of those experiences led me to one belief: […]
So you want to know the secret to losing the baby weight? It’s actually pretty simple: Step 1: Have the baby. 👏 Congratulations, you’ve officially lost the baby weight! 👏 That’s it — if I wasn’t recommended to leave you with 300-600 words of wisdom, I would have cut it off after congratulating you. The truth […]
Ahhh, it’s finally fall. East Tennessee is beginning to turn those beautiful shades of orange, red, and yellow that are the envy of the nation. Pumpkins are popping up on every porch, and in my opinion, Knoxville looks quite lovely decked in orange. So why are you seeing teal pumpkins everywhere? I learned the answer […]
The first time I took my son to volunteer, he was just a few months old. We went with other moms and children to a local nursing home as part of a “Hug a Tot” program. The residents seemed to enjoy the children and the joy on their faces warmed my heart. Since then, I […]
Some of my earliest memories contain fingers coated in flour, sprinkles dancing away, and sitting on top of the counter to roll out pie dough. As a result, I’ve always loved baking. I’ve done my best to instill a love of baking with my kids, and my son’s goal to be an astronaut chef is […]
The mission of The Episcopal School of Knoxville is to prepare students for higher education and a lifetime of learning within the context of a loving, inclusive and family-centered community. We enrich our students’ intellectual, physical, cultural and spiritual growth so that they may realize their potential as children of God and citizens of the […]
This wonderful homemade Alfredo dish only takes 10 to 15 minutes of prep and bakes in the oven for 20 minutes. I am always so excited to share some quick and easy recipes with my fellow moms every month. And this Alfredo baked pasta is one of my family’s very favorite quick meals. One pot […]
Coming up in a few days is October 15th, and while this may sound like any other date to many, it is a significant day for some of us. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It’s a big day to many of us mamas — the mamas who are in a special […]
I’ve noticed something special about my husband since he became a dad 7.5 months ago: when he does things with and for our son, he does them with great care and attention. He doesn’t just feed the baby; he makes meal time a party complete with sound effects and airplanes coming in for a landing. […]
I ran into you the other day at the grocery store. We both had buggies full of food and kids, lists of items needed crossed off on crumpled paper lists, and the usual distraction of being in public and having to behave as such. We both excitedly scooted over to the side of an aisle […]
I truly believe that each and every child is a miracle. We never know the story of how someone’s child became part of his or her family. Whether it was completely natural, with the help of modern medicine, or through adoption, having a child is in and of itself a miracle and a blessing. About […]