As parents we want our children to experience all of the wonderful things we did growing up. Yet, equally, we want our children to do more and know more than we could ever imagine. During this development phase, a child’s language competency is exponentially increasing. Children try new words, make up words, and even try compound words (“yestermorning”). For this reason, my son’s preschool boasts … Continue reading What If These Hands Could Talk?
We had unseasonably cold weather over the weekend. And it was raining to boot. After several days of being stuck inside due to weather, we decided to brave the patches of sun on Saturday morning and GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! My husband, my little, and I started the morning at the Market Square Farmers Market. I never feel more international than when I shop … Continue reading April Showers Bring May…Showers?
Mother’s Day is coming! Sunday, May 14 whether you’re ready or not. Honestly, I’m terrible at Mother’s Day. If my mom was a blog reader, she would deny this but that’s because she is my mom. Deep down, she knows it’s true. I fail miserably at gift-giving and haven’t seen my mom on Mother’s Day in 3 years…despite living just 45 minutes away. But I’m … Continue reading No Mom Left Behind: Make Mother’s Day Special for Every Mom Type
This morning while getting ready, my husband mentioned that Elliott might like to go strawberry picking this year. Strawberry picking is something I don’t often think about. Besides the occasional memory of doing it when I was 5 years old, I primarily relate strawberry picking to scenes from Jane Austen’s Emma. But in that moment, I began to visualize my little man carrying a basket and … Continue reading It’s (Almost) Strawberry Time in Tennessee!
The weather was so nice last weekend that we could hear the mountains calling! We piled everything you need to pack to keep a toddler happy, healthy, clean, and dry for a day in the car and drove to Cade’s Cove on Saturday (not before a quick stop at Honeybee Coffee in West Knoxville – DELISH). The sky was blue, the grass was green, the … Continue reading Beauty from Ashes