Author Archive | Francesca


AJCC Early Childhood Program Open House {Sponsored Post}

The Arnstein Jewish Community Center’s (AJCC) Early Childhood Program believes that children are natural born scientists—they question, explore and experiment.  To that end, the AJCC’s professional preschool staff teaches children through a combination of play and teacher-guided activities.  Children are encouraged to use their imagination and ask open-ended questions, all while discovering their surroundings.  The […]

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KMB Mom's Night Out

KMB’s Inaugural Mom’s Night Out {Recap with Photos}

KMB’s very first MNO will go down in the history books as a total success! Last week, approximately 35 moms joined the Knoxville Moms Blog contributor team at Knoxville’s very own GemStore for an elegant evening of mingling and relaxation, surrounded by beautiful jewelry, flowing champagne, and delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts. It was lovely […]

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Feeding your Baby

Milky Smiles {Feeding Your Baby Series}

Breastfeeding my children has been one of the more emotionally-driven parenting decisions I’ve made.  Before my son was born, I had decided that his nourishment would come – at least for the first six months of his life – solely from me.  The same held true for my daughter.  Thankfully, long-term exclusive breastfeeding works for my […]

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A Twinkle in Their Eyes

I was set to write a completely different post for today, when I looked over to my beautiful 9 month old as she smiled sweetly at me.  It’s a smile I’ve admired a million times since she came into our lives last March.  But this time, it was different.  She now has four teeth, somehow […]

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Empty the Middle

Empty the Middle

When I found out I was pregnant with my first born, I was overjoyed.  Seeing that plus sign set into motion infinite feelings of love, gratitude, happiness, and worry.  Yup, even though my pregnancy had been desired, planned, and dreamed of, I started worrying as soon as I knew my body had become responsible for […]

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