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.

Feeding a Big Family on a Budget

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When I say I have four boys, I almost always get one of two responses: “Wow. You’ve got your hands full!” or “How in the world do you feed them?” I’m not here to argue that...

How to Stop Hating on THAT Mom

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We all know THAT mom. Thanks to Facebook we don't even have to actually cross paths with her on the regular to see her ah-mazing posts about her ah-mazing life. She has perfectly coiffed...

Surviving Winter With Kids (Without Losing Your Mind)

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So here’s the deal, you guys. I have four kids (all boys), homeschool, and suffer from anxiety and depression that is exacerbated by winter’s lack of sunshine. Being at home all day, every day...
Me, Myself, and Wine

Me, Myself, and Wine

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I’m as guilty as any. I love wine. A nice, large glass of cabernet or malbec at the end of a long, hard day of mommin' is sometimes the only thing that gets me through....
Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

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Most of us gain some weight during the holidays. The food, festivities, alcohol, and general lack of discipline typically leads to an increase in fat, a decrease in muscle, and a very busy time...
A Friendly Holiday Suggestion From a Mom with Too Much Stuff

A Friendly Holiday Suggestion From a Mom with Too Much Stuff

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It’s Halloween, which means the holiday season is upon us! I’m going to take this opportunity to say something that may anger some of you - particularly those of you who may or may...

Tomorrow Is Not Promised

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Growing up, I didn't have a lot of friends. I was raised as an only child (my half-brother and sisters are much older and lived with their dad) and my neighborhood was completely devoid...