Jama Oliver

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I am a homeschool mama of four boys and wife to a software developer. We are originally from Northeast Tennessee, but now call Chattanooga "home." I'm a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, gluten free, dairy free, sober, and way more fun than I sound on paper.
Last Christmas

Last Christmas

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I’m still the “Too Much Stuff” mom. I still hate the thought of my children receiving piles of plastic junk for Christmas that is either going to get stepped on or broken or eaten by...
The Essential Christmas

The Essential Christmas

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Over the last year I’ve been working to determine what is essential. What is it about my life, my career, and my focus that is non-negotiable? What am I simply not willing to push...
Mommin' Ain't Easy

Mommin’ Ain’t Easy, But It’s Worth It

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I understand why people only post their highlights on social media. A couple of weeks ago, in the interest of being real, I posted about what a difficult morning I was having. By far, most...

Helping Kids Stay Focused

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It may seem like everyone has a child struggling with attention deficit disorder. What was once an uncommon, unnamed issue for a rare few, is now something we are all dealing with in one...
Share Your Messy Life

Share Your Messy Life

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When I was a teenager, I babysat for a family at church. The dad worked full-time while the mom stayed home with their three young children. The kids were stair steps -- right around...

Just Say No

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A little background: I am a mom to four boys, ages 12, 10, seven, and four. I homeschool them. We have no family nearby, and childcare is 100% up to my husband and me....
How to Have a Real 2019 Summer

How to Have a Real 2019 Summer

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We’ve all seen the posts, waxing poetic about summers of the past: “How to Have a 1970’s Kind of Summer” and “My Kids Couldn’t Survive an 1980’s Summer!” I don't know about you, but...
Healthy(ish) Eating with Kids

Healthy(ish) Eating with Kids

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Believe it or not, parenthood doesn’t have to be all dino nuggets and macaroni! Although I’ve been a pretty healthy eater most of my adult life, food allergies and intolerances have forced my family...

The Myth of Doing it All

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A few weeks ago, we had a Chattanooga Moms Blog Contributor event. All us moms who share our lives in the virtual world got together to interact face-to-face. It’s always such a great experience...

Don’t Worry About Date Night

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When I looked at the calendar and saw that my next post would be published on Valentine’s Day, it took a moment for me to dislodge my eyeballs from my brain after rolling them...