Author Archive | Lisa

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Make It Gross Mom!

Fall is in the air. I can feel it creeping in the late afternoon. I see it prowling across the yard through the early morning fog. Soon Halloween will be here (the stores are already prepared for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)! This post is a down and dirty guide to some simple Halloween activities for […]

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Fourlosopher

There are the “terrible twos” (aka the tantrum phase of the two-year-old). There is also the “Threenager,” a play on preschoolers having the stubborn attitude of a teenager. I am proposing that there is also the “Fourlosopher” (pronounced: Four-la-so-fer), meaning a deeply thoughtful and curious phase of childhood. This proposition is not something that is […]

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MiddleAgeMammaMusings

Middle Age Mamma Musings

I am a middle age mamma. Had I started having kids at the age my childhood peers started their families (17—20 years old), I’d be just shy of being a young (good-looking) granny. Instead I am an almost 40-something with a four year old. By the time I had my son, I wasn’t even sure […]

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The Joke’s On You!

My son is four now and we have A LOT of laughs. His sense of humor has blossomed and I cannot get enough of it. He has really been into telling his own made up jokes, most of which make NO SENSE AT ALL. At the end of each joke he makes himself laugh so […]

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Tell Them Your Story

Tell Them Your Story

My son tells stories with his whole body. He gets a look when he is telling one. He raises his bushy eyebrows, looks down the tip of his nose, and launches in exuberantly. He has already developed a sense of timing, inflection for emphasis, and sense of humor. He approaches a story wide-eyed. He even […]

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Making Time for Marriage

My husband and I were talking to a friend about how we don’t feel like we have time for each other. We told her things like, “We want to slow down. There are always things to do and people to see. We are go, go, go.” Our friend quickly said, “To be fair, you do […]

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Our Biggest Regret

Our Biggest Regret

As my husband walked all webble-wobble from the hospital, we almost simultaneously shared our biggest regret, “I wish we would have started earlier. It would have been nice for our fella to have a brother or sister.” We both felt bittersweet relief. Moments before a nurse was nonchalantly holding my husband’s vas deferens while explaining […]

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Mamma’s Favorite Things

Every year the Knoxville Moms Blog has a Favorite Things Party for contributors. I look forward to this holiday get together because it is one of the few times we focus on each other. We do not see each other very often and when we do, we are usually busy hosting the events (which we […]

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