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
Student loan debt. Did your stomach just drop? Did your brow furrow with a sudden onset headache? Did you feel a shiver down your spine? If so, you probably have debt thanks to student loans you took out to attend college. The average student loan debt in Tennessee is just over $26,000 and if a student goes on to attend graduate school, the numbers will … Continue reading Saving for College: A 529 Plan Q&A
There is so much pressure to fill our children’s lives with enrichment and development opportunities. Moms know that the investment in a child’s learning is critical and an essential part of parenthood, but unless you are a formal educator, you may find, like me, that you need a little help facilitating new learning experiences. Also, if your child is in daycare or school, it can be … Continue reading The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge