My latest Knoxville Moms post is available! You can view it here. If your algorithm is anything like mine, you've seen the flower-filled, fairy light strewn, creek-splashing, gorgeous view montage videos that immediately have you scouring Zillow for a house in the forest/near the beach/in a high-rise/on a mountain. Whether it's fluttering autumn leaves, blooming [...]
My latest post for the Knoxville Moms is all about test anxiety, and how to help kids cope with it. You can read the full post here. Stomachaches. Headaches. Not wanting to go to school. These are all possible ways that test anxiety is rearing its head in your child's life. With TCAPS right around the [...]
Let them see you. Let them see you be you. Whether you’re creating something for the joy of it (even if you aren’t good at it! Especially if you aren’t good at it!) or delighting in a book, let them see you. We spend so much of our lives living under our titles: daughter, wife, [...]
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 [...]
My latest post for Knoxville Moms is all about the power of parenting cliches- which ones are helpful, and when they’re not. You can read the full post here!
If you give a mom a moment, She'll have to run and pee, She'll try to go alone, But little footsteps are bound to follow. She'll find the toilet paper roll empty, and go to replace it. Then check all of the other bathrooms too, so no one else runs out. If she finds they're [...]
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 [...]
My latest Knoxville Moms post is up today! We've been battling entitlement in our home...with gratitude. Here's what we did, how, and why.
My latest Knoxville Moms post is up, and is all about the balance of life as a work from home mom. Being a mom is hard work, whether you're staying at home full time, or working part time or full time inside or out of the home. My particular niche has its own ups and [...]
Once upon a time I had a two-year-old and a newborn and I was slowly but surely losing my mind. Then we discovered Daniel Tiger on PBS Kids and I watched Mom Tiger with her endless patience and kindness and I felt like the biggest failure, and the worst mom, in the whole wide world.Want to read [...]