My latest post for the Knoxville Moms is up, and it's all about my latest parenting trick that's saving my sanity. If you feel invisible, like your kids don't listen or won't hear your requests unless you use your mean mom voice, try this trick. It's a game changer for us. You can read the [...]
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler enchanted me from page one. This feisty heroine has her flaws, but is also throughly and authentically her own person throughout the book. I loved geeking out with her over books (and my goodness is her e-reader book choice library theory is genius and all schools need it), and [...]
This morning I walked though the shady streets of our beautiful downtown, felt the breeze in my hair, and walked through a beautiful courtyard and into an imposing government building. Today I sat in a senator's office and used my voice to ask for change. I overcame my deep fear of confrontation to stand before [...]
The Power is an insightful journey into an alternate reality, a dystopian adventure full of suspense and intrigue. Each character is carefully and artfully crafted, so throughly developed they feel frighteningly real. Each viewpoint offers a fresh perspective, providing an insight into that character and how they fit against a new world order. The plot [...]
We're headed to Dollywood this week for some special behind the scenes experiences and a sneak peek at Wildwood Grove, Dollywood's new park addition! Make sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram for in the moment info, and stay tuned for full posts with all the details in the next week!
Dollywood's Festival of Nations is out of this world this year! Ha, excuse my terrible puns! It'll be worth enduring for the awesome coupon code for Dollywood tickets at the end of this post!But really, it's fantastic. The food passport is phenomenal, the shows are incredible, and did I mention the food?Beyond the general glory of [...]
Never fear- there are no spoilers here!Last fall I had the pleasure of reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and since then I've been eagerly awaiting her next release. Now, I've finally gotten my hands on it and it is just as phenomenal as her debut.In On the Come Up, teenager Bri has [...]
I am in love.I didn't plan it. I didn't expect it. It just came out of nowhere, and now I'm all googly-eyed and practically drooling over this new love of mine.I locked eyes across a dusty room. My love wasn't all dressed up; actually, more worn and dirty than I'd ever anticipated for myself. But [...]
Dear Mama,I see you, biting your lip in worry over the newest American Academy of Pediatrics screen time guidelines. You mentally calculate how many Paw Patrol episodes your kid has watched today, trying to discern if you fit in their recommendations. It's okay to worry; everyone does, regardless of whether or not they admit to [...]
Disney has taught me many life lessons- which I'm sharing over at the Knoxville Moms Blog! Check it out here!