Summer Reading Recommendations and Rewards with Knoxville Moms

My latest post with the Knoxville Moms is available here! See below for a sneak peek! Somehow, summer is just around the corner. Reading is a wonderful way to maintain those hard-earned skills developed during the school year, all while encouraging imagination and building empathy at the same time. But staring down shelves and shelves [...]

Baking Up Nostalgia

Some of my earliest memories take place in my childhood kitchen. I'm settled up on the countertop, feet swinging, as my dad rolls out the pie crust dough made from my great-grandmother's secret recipe. There's a chill in the air signaling it's Thanksgiving or Christmas, and everything feels a bit magical and special. Baking might [...]

Anti-Racist Disney Movies to Watch with Your Kids

Representation matters. It's important for kids to see themselves reflected on screen, and also to teach them empathy towards others who look, sound, or seem different. We are all human, and Disney has done a wonderful job of utilizing storytelling to help convey that message. With such wonderful anti-racism resources out there for kids, from [...]

Parenting Through Grief

The thing about grief that no one ever mentions is that it’s a constant part of your daily life. Though it changes shape and size, and may hide in the shadows from time to time, it is always there waiting. From a song on the radio to a handwritten recipe on a post-it falling out [...]

The Dandelion Ripple Effect

We were, of course, running late. Aren't we always? But this day we were running late to church. We had to park far away, because we were so late that all of the late-leavers parking spots from the prior service had already been taken. So I'm speed walking up the sidewalk, pulling my four year [...]

What I’m Most Excited to Watch on Disney+

Disney+ officially launches less than a month from now! I am so beyond excited. They've been offering little tidbits about what's coming. Thank goodness I signed up for the next 3 years- it'll take me that long to watch all this great content! Here's a sampling of what I'm most excited about. The Disney and [...]

Costco Street Tacos Kit Review

My deep love for tacos runs deep and fierce. Since I also love Costco, when I heard the rumors they were selling street taco kits I knew I had to try it. Confession: I've never officially had street tacos. I come from a Tex-Mex background, and those preferences will flavor my review. We checked if [...]

Boy’s Unicorn & Rainbow Birthday Party (with printables!)

How to throw a boy's unicorn and rainbow themed birthday party!

Behind the Scenes of the Kid Reviewed Dollywood Commercial

We had the exciting opportunity to participate in the making of the Kid Reviewed Dollywood commercial! Filming took place at Dollywood with the amazing Dolly Parton herself. We arrived, got a name tag for our kiddo, and then the producers asked him to say a line. After he said it, he got in line with [...]