Author Archive | Mary Beth Unthank

On the Outskirts of Town

Out the Outskirts of Town: Exploring the Fun Surrounding Knox County in Oak Ridge {Series}

No doubt about it, Knoxville is one of the best places in the U.S. to raise a family. We have great schools, tons of activities, outdoor adventure, festivals, parks, and so much more to keep you and your littles active all year ’round.  But don’t let all that fun in Knoxville proper keep you from […]

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Our Last Day

Our Last Day

My Sweet Baby Carrot, Today was our last day together. This weekend your older siblings will be home with us, and the next time they go to school, you will go too. You’re finally entering the world of full-time kindergarten, and you could not be more excited! Me, on the other hand… When you were […]

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Mommy Needs a Time Out

Mommy Needs a Time Out!

Deep breath. Alarm off. Eyes still shut. Inhale, exhale. I’m gonna do this, you think. Today is going to be a good day. Happy thoughts. Good vibes. Only love today. And, if you’re like most moms, I’m not going to yell today. Somehow I don’t think my kids’ days start with such positive affirmations. They often wake up […]

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Stop Wasting Your Life at the Grocery Store

Stop Wasting Your Life at the Grocery Store: Why Grocery PickUp is the Best Thing Ever

Once upon a time, I was a young mother with three little bitties who planned her life around grocery shopping. Each week, I would scour Pinterest and allrecipies.com as I made out my meal plan and the Almighty List. Then, on whatever day I could muster up the energy, I would pack the diaper bag with […]

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Baby It's Cold Downstairs

Baby It’s Cold Downstairs

Festive decorations, marked by sparkles, shiny gold trim, and evergreen sprigs covered in fake snow. Handprint ornaments carefully preserved from pre-school days, filling our hearts with memories around every corner as they adorn our halls and home. Our well-loved pre-lit Christmas tree whose branches have been stretched and placed by so many little hands over […]

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peaceonearth

Peace on Earth (and in Your Home)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  There is nothing that brings my heart more joy than being with family. My husband and I are extremely blessed to have four wonderful children together, and the majority of our immediate family live locally or just a short drive away. While we get to enjoy family […]

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