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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 […]
I reeeaaallly wanted to have a glass of wine the other night. But since I’m breastfeeding, this is not just a matter of going to the store to pick up a bottle. Breast milk is like liquid gold, and my supply is not exactly abundant, so the thought of having to pump and dump made […]
When I first had children, I thought that the early days of motherhood would go a certain way. You know, happily sleep deprived while getting to spend countless hours snuggling and bonding with my newborn. Let me tell you, it was dramatically different for me and although I know mine is an extreme story, I […]
There is an entire corner of the Internet devoted to freezer cooking – good chance you’ve been lost in that rabbit hole more than once. So I’ve knocked it down into a few easy steps for you here: Prep First step, clean out your freezer. Any freezer will work for freezer prep, but the more […]
Dear Parents, Hi, I’m your child’s teacher. The one you’ve never met — the one you’ve wondered about, the one you’ve prayed about, and the one you might be worried about. I know you’re worried and curious about what the school year holds. Maybe you’ve heard I’m a little too strict, or perhaps you’re […]
Farragut’s annual opportunity for kids to get up close and personal with big equipment used by the Town of Farragut and Knox County safety officials has a new location this year. Due to construction at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, Fun with Farragut’s Fleet will be held 9-11am Saturday, August 19, at McFee Park (917 McFee […]
While waiting in the O’Hare airport, an elderly woman looked over, eyes sparkling, a comforting smile on her face. “You have a beautiful family,” she said. Before I could even finish my reply of “Thank you” and whatever else we were going to discuss, my husband shouted “Oh my, ughhh” as he realized our one-year-old […]
Fall is just around the corner! As the weather shifts, it’s a great time to look at what’s ahead in design and color for the upcoming season. It can be fun and easy to make a few changes around the house. Here are a few of my favorites decorating tips for fall: 1. Warmer […]
Vox, voxing, Voxer. It’s a noun. It’s a verb. It’s the app busy moms didn’t know they needed. Voxer was originally designed for workers who need to communicate but who are physically spread out. But it is so much more — especially to me and a tight-knit group of my friends. I’m not a tech […]