Mom is not my identity

Mom is Not My Identity

Compliments after you enter motherhood include:  You’re a great mom!  Harper has a wonderful mom.  Motherhood looks good on you!  I wish I were as good a mom as you.  I hope someday I’m as good a mom as you are.  You are super mom!  Yep. Thank you so much! Truly, honestly, thank you. Sometimes […]

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An Ode to the Lunchable

An Ode to the Lunchable

Hey Lunchable. Hey… I see you, in the corner of the fridge, my sweet square-shaped meal time EpiPen, and I could kiss you on the mouth — assuming you had one in there somewhere. Someone once told me, “It doesn’t take a culinary genius to open a Lunchable.” And while that may be true, you […]

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Great Pumpkin LumiNights

A New Family Halloween Tradition: Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights!

If you have visited Dollywood, you know they do the holidays right. This year they’ve added a fantastic new feature to the fall season with the Great Pumpkin LumiNights. This past weekend a few of us from Knoxville Moms Blog and Chattanooga Moms Blog were able to experience this great new spectacle, and we did […]

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The Last Baby Blues

The Last Baby Blues

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 […]

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Baking the SemiHomemade Way

Baking the Semi-Homemade Way

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 […]

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