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Christmas Craft Gifts for Littles

Christmas Craft Gifts for Littles

Christmas is right around the corner, and we’re still ambling along in all the festivities we want to participate in before it arrives. While I was actually on top of getting presents bought, wrapped, shipped and hidden, I forgot one little change this year. My kids are older. It’s time to start teaching them the […]

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The Longing of Christmas-time

Longing. A feeling that comes from the deep-rooted desire for something more. People long for different things: less stress, more money, more sleep…the list goes on and on. Children long for the joy of Christmas morning and the splendor of dreams fulfilled in pretty packages nestled under the tree. At the root of all the […]

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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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Presence Versus Presents: Finding Balance During the Christmas Season

The Christmas season is full of joy, laughter, love, friends, and family, but let’s be honest; it is also filled with busyness. During the Christmas season, my to-do-list seems to rapidly grow and expand. There are the everyday life responsibilities multiplied by all of the Christmas-related tasks. There’s Christmas shopping; Christmas cards; Christmas plays and […]

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Last-Minute Mama

A Last-Minute Mama’s Guide to the Holidays

Christmas is just around the corner. Am I ready? Absolutely not! Everything started off strong — family pictures were taken in October; cards were ordered in November; the trees were put up the weekend after Thanksgiving. I thought to myself, “this will be the year I stay on top of things.” But then reality set […]

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Healthy Holiday Sides

Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

It’s time for all the holiday parties, and all the side dishes we have to make to bring with us. We all eat more during the holidays, and I wanted to give you three go-to, easy recipes for which you can keep ingredients on hand and whip up quickly. Leave the heavy cream and cream […]

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