Author Archive | Brooke

The Little Things: Finding Reasons to be Thankful

The Little Things: Finding Reasons to be Thankful

It’s the holiday season! Time for trips to Grandma’s, big meals, making lists and checking them twice, Black Friday strategizing, fundraisers for school, fundraisers for sports, awards banquets, school dances, prepping for company to stay in our houses for days upon days. It is exhausting simply thinking of all the things that have to get […]

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My Daddy is Still My Hero | Knoxville Moms Blog

My Daddy’s Still My Hero

Let me tell you a little about my Dad. He was a proud United States Army Veteran who served in Vietnam. He returned home from that war to hatred and dishonor, along with thousands of other veterans in uniform. Still, he pressed on, and served as a Drill Instructor, which was his great passion. He […]

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notabadmom

I Am (Not) a Bad Mom

The other morning, I hit the snooze button one too many times and it forced me and my little to run around the house like wild hyenas trying to get out the door by 7:35am. I managed to throw on some workout clothes, a sports bra, and some shoes (I’m just thankful they matched), and […]

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Embracing the Facts of My Life

Embracing the Facts of My Life

As another year is coming to a close, I find myself thinking about how this year has shaped up. I think this year changed me, that’s for sure.  Here’s a little bit of what I’ve learned about myself these last twelve months:  Every girl needs her Daddy, and I miss mine terribly. After losing him […]

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I Am Thankful to be a Mom

I Am Thankful To Be a Mom

Ladies, let’s just be honest right here at the beginning: being a Mom is by far the hardest, most demanding job we will ever have. It is also the single most important job we will ever have. There are sleepless nights, days you want to pull every last hair out, times you sit in the […]

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Mother's Day Activities and Gift Ideas

Last Minute Mother’s Day Activities and Gift Ideas

This is it…we are a week away from Mother’s Day. Have you checked everyone off your list? Mom, Stepmom, Mom-in-Law, Grandma, and if you’re lucky, Great-Grandma? I know what you’re probably thinking: “That’s a lot of presents to buy.” But, not necessarily. And, if you are in panic mode because you just don’t have the time (or […]

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