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Knoxville Easter Events {2018}

Easter is a well-celebrated holiday in our big little city and I am super excited to share lots of fun family events coming up soon! Whether this is a new experience for you or you’re an Easter-in-Knoxville veteran, we have all of the event information you need for one fantastic egg-hunting, candy-stuffing holiday! **Don’t forget […]

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A Better Way Than Valentine's Day

A Better Way Than Valentine’s Day

Listen. Valentine’s Day is dumb, and you know it. You know this holiday is a giant marketing scheme. You know it’s emotional manipulation toward loneliness-avoidance and therapeutic spending. You know prices are jacked up on everything pink or red or sparkly. And you know this holiday is directly targeted to spoil women, and not in […]

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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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