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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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4 Secrets for Functional and Purposeful Spring Cleaning for Your Family

Flowers are blooming. Trees have beautiful buds that are about to turn into big blooms. It’s almost Dogwood time here in Tennessee. The allergies are in full force. The days are warming up. It all adds up to one thing —  spring is here in Knoxville. There are so many great things about spring in East Tennessee. It’s a beautiful time of […]

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The Power of a Podcast: 5 Reasons Moms Need To Listen In

A cleaner home, a more efficient way of grocery shopping, what to say to your child when the bullies lurk, and how to manage a marriage when you can’t even find the match to at least half of the socks in your laundry heap. These are real issues. They’re as authentic as income taxes and […]

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40 Non-Toy Gifts {The Ultimate Non-Toy Gift Guide for ALL Ages}

It’s birthday season! Here’s a freshened up version of my Non-Toy Gift Guide!  Our kids have so many toys. So many. Too many. We have baby toys, toddler toys, trains, cars, golf clubs, hockey sticks, crayons, dump trucks, Legos, baby dolls, princesses, Barbies, Shopkins, and on and on. And multiples of most of them. We are very fortunate and have way […]

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Fudging Christmas: a Recipe & a Feeling

Sleigh bells, hot cocoa and snow covered sunny seventy degree East Tennessee hills, the time for merry is nestled and now. Moments are moving around us for this very adjective. Parades, twinkle lights, boisterous shopping crowds are the everyday happenings we so familiarly claim as our December. ‘Tis this very season for heaping cupfuls plopped […]

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