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.

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...

The Octagon with Snacks

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Maybe it’s just me, but I think winter is the hardest time to be a parent. Without kids at home, I could curl up in my fuzzy socks and read all afternoon. I could...

Strong Healthy Mama

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You see that woman in the photo? She’s given birth to four large and healthy boys. She had a miscarriage at 12 weeks that almost wrecked her. She’s battled alcoholism, drug addiction, anxiety, and depression. She...

The “Too Much Stuff Mom” Two Years Later

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You may remember this little post I wrote two years ago, asking people to calm the heck down with the stuff at Christmas. We still have too much stuff and we still prefer experiences...

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

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I am no expert in the sex department, unless you count having four kids as being an expert, then fine. I’m an expert. My parents NEVER EVER EVER had the sex talk with me....

In Defense of Fortnite

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I know, I know. Put down your pitchforks. Screen time for young children is the modern-day equivalent of giving your kid a sip of beer, but hear me out. We’ve all seen the studies: too much...
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