Throughout the first few years of marriage, the mister and I daydreamed about recreating our honeymoon trip when it came time for the 10-year anniversary. “When we celebrate our tenth, we’ll head back to Maui.” You know, by that point, we will be more “settled” with a couple of kids, more financially stable . . […]
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Now that the winter break from school is almost over, this mama is racking her brain, thinking of ways we can keep the flu from our doorstep. These are the ideas floating through my mind . . .
She’d lay old, white bed linens on the couch — layers of them — and lay down because she was bleeding so heavy no pad or tampon could contain it. The sheets and her clothes would be stained with blood when she got up. When that particular bleeding “episode” eased, she’d get up and put […]
You want to have a plan in place before the first day of school — a plan that is known by the administration and all staff members with whom your child will come in contact. The more lead time you have, the smoother the transition and the more time you have to iron out rough […]
East Tennessee offers hiking, water sports, pride in Native American history, museums, caves to explore, unbelievable yummy (fresh!) food, and the friendliest people ever. You can also find a bit of bustle in Pigeon Forge and Gaitlinburg. However, for our latest trip to Tennessee, we added Dollywood to our list.
For food allergy families, navigating school — whether for toddlers or elementary and beyond — is very much a big part of school choice and school preparation. It is an extra layer to consider and, quite frankly, does require initiative and involvement above and beyond the more common school experience. So where do you start, […]
That’s when I realized I had a case of the mid-summer doldrums — discontent and disappointed about how the summer was turning out, and bummed that I didn’t have enough time to turn it around. It wasn’t going my way.