Jessie Weaver

Jessie Weaver
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I am a stay-at-home mom to four kids (ages 11, 8, 6, and 3) - as well as a freelance writer and editor. We live on campus at Baylor School, where my husband teaches. After living in Ohio, Indiana, and Virginia, Tennessee is home and has been for 15+ years. I do some freelance writing and editing when I am not chasing the toddler, keeping my 6-year-old from climbing the curtains, listening to my 8-year-old talk about Minecraft, or buying way too much (SALE!) clothing for my 11-year-old daughter.

I’m Feeling Pretty Grinchy This Christmas

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I never feel ready for the Christmas season. Wasn't it just here? Didn't I just do this? As you get older, each year represents a smaller sliver of your life, so perhaps my mind...

What’s it Like to do a Show at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre?

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The Weaver family recently went through quite a whirlwind three months, during which my 10-year-old daughter rehearsed for and performed her first real show; she played Matilda in Matilda the Musical at the Chattanooga...

ALDI People Are My People

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I feel like my delight over the opening of the Signal Mountain Road ALDI was a little out-of-hand. You should have heard my great enthusiasm and sighs of relief. No longer would I have...

There’s No Such Thing as a Normal Family

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I'm not even sure what we were talking about, but during a conversation with my 10-year-old daughter recently, I realized not one of the families we are close to has any type of traditional...

Lunchbox Rotation: Saving Your Sanity, One Lunch at a Time

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Before my oldest child (now entering fifth grade) even started kindergarten, I bought into the Bento box phenomenon. Why? There's little to no unwrapping, it reduces plastic waste, and the small compartments are just...

Vacationing with a Big Family

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Does the idea of packing for vacation with a vanful of kids in tow make you break out into hives? Are you wondering if the Grand Canyon or Disney World are totally out of...
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Eating Crow, and Other Side Effects of Having More Than One Kid

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Maybe you relate to this situation: You had one, perfect child. You spent a lot of time washing her pacifiers off, refusing to let him watch any TV, and making only organic baby food....

I Trick my Kids into Eating Vegetables

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Food and I have a long and complicated history. I wasn't a picky child, and I've always happily eaten most vegetables. I remember being the kid at McDonald's who ordered a chef salad instead of...
A Few of Our Favorite Things | Chattanooga Moms Blog

A Few of Our Favorite Things

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In February, our contributors met up at The Spot for an afternoon of pictures, food, and a favorite things gift exchange. Every person brought three of a favorite item in the $5-10 range. We...

Stop Thinking and Just Do It

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This week I got a kick in the pants on something that seems so basic and simple Nike made a whole very successful ad campaign out of it. Just do it. Here's the background. Winter turns...