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There are lots of things to be for and against these days, especially during a presidential election year. For the most part, I keep my opinions–political and otherwise–to myself. But now I’m going public: I’m anti-diaper bag. There! I said it! I didn’t start out in this camp, but now I’m a true (non)believer. My […]
I’m starting to learn that a whole book could be written on pretty much every event you try to make your toddler a part of. And if you are like our family, we try everything. Going to the grocery store with a toddler, potty training a toddler, visiting Dollywood with a toddler – none of […]
Hello to all you fabulous Mamas, Dads and everyone in between! I have found such a fun, yet simple “Do It Yourself” craft for you to make with your kiddos. These, my friends, are called Seed Bombs. Have you heard of these? I hadn’t until a friend had brought these to my attention and I […]
Vacations change once you have children—and I know for my family we are usually looking to travel somewhere by car due to the huge amount of items we bring for the kiddos. Living in Knoxville, my requirements are usually a drive that takes no longer than seven hours. But did you know we have a […]
Summer is in full swing and you know what that means: Vacation! I’m sure many of you have places in mind you’d like to go, but if you’re like me, you’re constantly googling, “Beaches within driving distance of Knoxville, TN” and “Closest kid-friendly beaches.” Florida and the Carolinas are obvious excellent vacation spots, but we […]
“If you put flannel sheets on the bed you have to sleep naked.” “Fine. If I have to sleep naked, you have to agree to start trying for another baby.” “Ashley, it’s not the right time.” “Nathan. Unless you’re a Trump or a Kennedy it’s never the right time.” And just like that we were […]
Once upon a time there lived a little girl who grew up with two brothers. She cried her way through her first ballet class and refused to go back. She was strong, powerful and better than most of the boys on her sports teams. All dresses were banned from the kingdom. She didn’t relate to […]
I had never heard the voice of God quite like I did on a cold night in February 2008. You might not believe me, but bear with me here. I walked into a CVS Pharmacy to pick up a prescription and had this crazy urgency to pick up a pregnancy test. I thought that I was going crazy, but […]
I know that I’m usually sharing recipes or food-related posts, but I thought I might take a shot at coming out of my shell and talk a little about friendship. KMB is no stranger to the friendship talk and there have been a few other posts about making friends as a mom. Because it is […]
Last week, I found myself silently using the phrase “I want to be that person” as I saw small acts around me. None were related to size, status, clothing or other material goods. It was an internal reaction I was having to other people doing good in the world. As a mom, I find that […]
I have not had a good night’s sleep in almost five years. From the moment I became pregnant with my first child until present day, I have not gone to bed peacefully and slept through the night. Having children who are not good sleepers is really, really tough. There are COUNTLESS books on how to […]
Turning 240 is *kind of* a big deal, and we’ve put together a list of activities and entertainment to help you celebrate America’s birthday around our city! (In chronological order) Dolly’s Night of Many Colors, Sevierville June 11 – Aug. 7, 9:30pm (subject to change) Dollywood Free with day’s admission Synchronized to music each evening. […]