Author Archive | Katherine Birkbeck

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Not So Fast Little Girl

I’m lying in bed with my five-year-old daughter, trying to get her to think about going to sleep when all she wants to do is talk. She’s tossing her arms wildly around and talking as fast as possible when she announces that one day she wants to be a photographer just like her mommy. She’s […]

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We Are Knoxville – Infertility Awareness, Struggles, and Hope

In the spring of 2011 I was sitting in my home office sad, mad, and anxious — there wasn’t an emotion I wasn’t having at the time. A few minutes later I ran upstairs to tell my husband that I had been researching a trip to Paris. He stared at me crazily because there was […]

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Never Say Never

Before I had children of my own, I had a pretty short list of things I’d swear I’d never, ever do. I was thirty before I had kids and had watched my friends venture through motherhood before me, so I wasn’t naive enough to believe that I would never drag a screaming kid out to […]

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Sweet or Gorgeous

Facebook can be a beautiful thing on your birthday. This year, like many years before, I was flooded with such fun birthday wishes. And as I’m sure anyone else who has Facebook has figured out, its algorithm is a funny thing. It shows you all the things it thinks you want to see. Naturally, I […]

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Books that Teach our Children about Showing Love & Kindness Toward Others

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart that its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela Let’s face […]

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Dear Dad

Dear Dad, I bet you didn’t know that four-year-olds could blog, but guess what? They can! We’re extra special that way. And maybe we’re also extra special in the way that we notice how awesome our dad is. Most kids our age can’t see it, but we’re advanced. We notice that you’re so silly. You […]

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