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Adults in Training | Knoxville Moms Blog

Adults in Training: Why I’m Lowering My Expectations of My Children

“I can’t be in there,” I sat down hard, exasperated, glaring through the viewing window of the gym. “Really?” my friend asked quizzically. “I’ve been to lots of parties here and usually the parents are allowed in the gym.” “No, no, no…we are allowed to be in there, but ‘I‘ cannot be in there. My daughter will […]

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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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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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How Mother's Day Out Saved My Sanity

How Mother’s Day Out Saved My Sanity

It’s not for everyone. I get that. In the stay-at-home mom community I’m a part of, it’s something that few of us do, but many of us speak of privately. Quietly, I’ve had numerous conversations with close mama friends, many of whom feel that putting their little ones in any kind of program prior to […]

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