PBS, Daniel Tiger, and Economic Accessibility

  I want to start this post with a few thoughts about PBS. The Public Broadcasting Service is older than me. A lot older than me. It’s always been there as far as I’m concerned. Growing up, we only had 3-4 channels depending on the weather. PBS was the only channel that produced children’s programming during the day. Sesame Street. Reading Rainbow. The Inside Story … Continue reading PBS, Daniel Tiger, and Economic Accessibility

Side Hustles, Lady Bosses, and The Girls Club

Scrolling through my Facebook, it’s pretty obvious that the moms I know have a lot going on. A LOT. Even with the laundry list of to-dos, more and more of my friends are starting a side hustle. Now, before you start thinking about Risky Business, a side hustle is not what it used to be. A side hustle can be as simple as a mom … Continue reading Side Hustles, Lady Bosses, and The Girls Club

No More Pencils, No More Books

I recently published a guest blog post for Home School Base, a site dedicated to providing home school families with community, resources, and information. There was a time in my life (high school, college) when I felt embarrassed to share that I was homeschooled from kindergarten through 8th grade. A lot of that embarrassment came from the stereotypes people would immediately assign to me. I … Continue reading No More Pencils, No More Books

Saturday Morning

Scrolling through my Instagram feed today, I’m seeing a lot of family beach trip, brunches with besties, perfectly staged (cute mug + fresh book + sunlight streaming in a window) morning “quiet time,” and couples strolling through the farmers market pictures.  But this is me… I’ve been up since 5:50am and I’m on my third load of laundry. I’m tackling a cleaning list with 17 … Continue reading Saturday Morning

Our Weekend in Atlanta with a Three-Year-Old

A few weeks ago, we went on a trip to Atlanta with my in-laws. Atlanta is a great destination for Knoxvillians for a lot of reasons. I’m not going to lie, a big reason we chose Atlanta is IKEA. I’m always a little apprehensive about traveling with our son but it’s even worse when you travel with people who aren’t used to traveling with your … Continue reading Our Weekend in Atlanta with a Three-Year-Old