How to Clean Your Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Ice Maker (And Why You Should)

How to Clean Your Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Ice Maker (And Why You Should)

Cleaning our appliances sounds like something I should totally do.  I mean, I don’t want our stuff to be dirty. But I have 8 million things to do, so this one totally falls off the list. Especially because I didn’t know how to do it anyway. I’ve been learning a lot lately about mold. Apparently […]

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Great Conversations With Kids: The Snackeez

Charlie (7): “Mom, I would like a snacky.”  Me: “Sure. How about some celery and peanut butter?”  Charlie: “No, I want a snackeez. Do you know what “a snackeez” is? It’s this thing with a lid and you can carry a drink AND a snack in it at the same time!!!”  Me: Realizing he’s been […]

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And God Bless…Summer Camp!

And God Bless…Summer Camp!

For some moms (ahem, me) summer with kids can produce unusual mothering outcomes. The last two months have been nutty. My husband travels so I’ve been exposed to a few EXTRA helpings of quality time with my beloved children (and not enough cookies) so I am starting to feel the effects. In fact, both kids […]

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Protected: Little Kids: Little Problems

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Something For the Pool Bag…

Ooooh, do I have a new favorite product. The lady who shampoos my hair at the salon told me about this awesome hair brush, and I’m so glad I bought it. It’s called The Wet Brush. What is The Wet Brush? It looks like a regular hair brush but the bristles are kinda wimpy so […]

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Mother’s Day and Teacher Gift Ideas (And a Book Signing)

There’s a store here in town called Knoxville Soap & Candle. They sell fun and unique things.  In fact, I stopped by there today and found something for Mother’s Day for my mother-in-law. I ended up seeing her right after I bought it. That was unplanned, but since I was all excited about it, I […]

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The Best Kind of Love

When we first moved back to Tennessee, I borrowed my Dad’s camera and took a photography class at UT. The first night we had class, the assistant teacher who was sitting in the back of the room cracked a joke and laughed.  I jolted in my seat, I know THAT laugh! It was Mr. Pinckard, […]

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2014 Easter Egg Hunt at RiverView Family Farm

A dear friend of mine has a 200-year-old farm on the lake in West Knoxville called RiverView Family Farm. Each year her family hosts a hopp’n Easter Egg Hunt. If you happen to be in the Knoxville area and looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend, I HIGHLY recommend this event […]

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Ever Heard of Cafe Press?

So what would your kids say if you asked them what taxes are? My kids know people have to pay taxes, but I don’t know if they understand what happens to the money. Here’s what happened when some little kids were asked: What Does the Government Buy With Tax Money? (The little girl at the […]

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Imagination Forest (My Sister Opened A Toy Store!)

So, you know how there are people who talk about doing things but they never actually do them. I fall into that category most of the time. Not my sister. She is a can (and WILL) do kinda girl.  Case in point: She wanted to open a toy store. So she left her job in […]

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