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
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
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
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