Author Archive | Jenny Greene

Never Alone

You’re Never Alone, Mama

There you sit. With a crying baby and a grumpy toddler and a kitchen full of dishes and a heart full of lonely.  You scroll aimlessly and wonder why they‘ve all got it all together. In this great big world full of people, you’re the only one, it seems, who shakes her head at night […]

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Knoxville Area Equestrian Roundup

Knoxville Area Equestrian & Riding Stable Roundup

A few months ago my daughter was, should I say, passionate about horses. She collected horse toys and decorations with gusto. She wore clothes and toted bags covered in horses and unicorns. She even had a horse birthday, complete with horseshoe donuts! Given her deep love for horses, nothing captured her heart like riding a [...]
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Gatti's Maryville

Gatti’s Pizza: A Hot Place to Cool Down! {Review}

As temps rise, my family is on the hunt for ways to cool down while still making fun summer memories. We’ve found that Gatti’s Pizza in Maryville is just the place! My kids and I were recently treated to lunch and games at Gatti’s Pizza, 1616 W. Broadway Avenue, Maryville, and boy did it hit […]

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I hope it's You: A Season of Giving | Knoxville Moms Blog

I Hope it’s You

IN A HOUSE TOO SMALL for herself, her momma, and her three brothers, a little girl gazes at a crumpled Christmas tree. Heavy with cheap plastic Christmas balls and faded paper chains, half the lights blinking white, the rest glowing in rainbow colors. Momma had tried to make Christmas as magical as she could, but […]

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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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To the Graduating Kindergarten Mom | Knoxville Moms Blog

To The Graduating Kindergarten Mom

Congratulations, Mom! You made it through a whole year of kindergarten! Nine months ago you bought every supply on the list, packed up that pristine backpack, brushed back those wild hairs, gave a kiss (or five thousand) and sent them off into the big wide world all on their own with tears streaming down your face […]

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Let them Dream | Knoxville Moms Blog

Let them Dream

“Be aware of that place where you are brought to tears. That’s where your heart is and that’s where your treasure is.” – The Alchemist, Paulo Cohen I’ve been wrestling with my soul in the strangest of places lately: In my car on the way to work listening to the soundtrack of Moana! It may […]

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Be A Crooked Christmas Tree | Knoxville Moms Blog

Be a Crooked Christmas Tree

I have beautiful memories of getting our Christmas tree as a child. Running through tree farms on snowy Kansas days picking just the right tree while we sipped on hot cocoa. It was always one of my favorite Christmas traditions, so this year when we needed to get a new tree, we decided it was […]

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