Danielle Guess

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“Chattanooga is something you can have any way you want it…” I am so blessed to share this city with my three children: Dallas (13), Lillie-Mae (9), and Mindy (8). We enjoy the mountains and the valleys that make up the geography of our city as well as the metaphor they stand for in our lives. Always on an adventure in parenting, I look forward to each new day given with them. Follow along with our antics on Instagram @amomsbestguess and here as we share our city/country living love with you.
A Question To Ask Your Kids This Summer

A Question To Ask Your Kids This Summer

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This year, instead of asking my kids what they wanted to do this summer, I asked them what they wanted to learn. It’s typical to see summer bucket list ideas in May. Last year,...
Resting Without Guilt

Resting Without Guilt

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Dear Mom with guilt, I think what you might need is some rest. I’m writing to you today as a Mom who has had bookoos of guilt, and it seems to be a new thing...
Parenting With An Age Gap

Parenting With An Age Gap

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Don’t mind me coming to you with parenting advice for kids with an age gap when I’m in the thick of it as a mom to a teen boy (13) and two girls (eight...
Holidays After Divorce

Holidays After Divorce

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It’s kid swap off time with my ex-husband. He asks the kids to wait in his truck. I’m smiling and kissing them goodbye, but inside my stomach is flipping knowing the conversation that’s about...
Stop the Holiday Stress Before it Starts

Stop the Holiday Stress Before it Starts

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The season has changed and with it so do the expectations as a Mom. I really think we put more pressure on ourselves than needed. I don’t know about you, but if the long...
Ditch the Summer Bucket List

Ditch the Summer Bucket List

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At the beginning of summer, there is a mom with a cute poster board with empty check boxes beside a series of "Bucket List" activities waiting to be done. In theory, this is a...
You Won’t Survive the Teen Years

You Won’t Survive the Teen Years

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“Welcome to teen years! Good luck!,” they said. That just didn’t sit well with me when my son turned 13. As with any season of parenting, this was new, so new I was floundering....
Quit Apologizing for Your Quirky Kid

Quit Apologizing for Your Quirky Kid

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Have you found yourself apologizing for the way your child behaved or dressed? I noticed I was the case with my youngest. “Sorry she’s dressed like this.” “I know, her voice is super squeaky. Sorry.” “I would...
To the Divorced Mom I Judged

To the Divorced Mom I Judged

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This is an open letter of apology to the divorced mom I once judged. I could say misunderstood, didn't empathize with, looked over, or any number of other words. "Judged" however seems adequate now...
How to Parent Using the Enneagram

How to Parent Using the Enneagram

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If you have ever been to counseling, you know that your childhood will be brought up to talk through. Having deeply dug into my own raising and how my environment, belief systems, and the...