Jessie Weaver

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I am a stay-at-home mom to four kids (ages 13, 11, 8, and 5) - 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 17+ years. I do some freelance writing and editing when I am not chasing the preschooler, keeping my 8-year-old from climbing the curtains, listening to my 11-year-old talk about Minecraft, or buying way too much (SALE!) clothing for my 13-year-old daughter.

You Won’t Remember How They Talked As Toddlers

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It's one of our favorite topics of conversation: the cute things our kids say/used to say.  It came up yesterday as I was with a group of people whose kids range from three to...

I Love And Hate The Second Half Of October

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When my oldest child was born two days before my husband's 27th birthday, I think he was delighted: never again would he have to consider celebrating his birthday. A quiet, Enneagram 5 through and...

My Favorite Foods To Make In The Fall

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If you know me, you probably know these two things: I love to read and I love to bake. (And maybe that I also like to pack Bento-style lunchboxes for my kids.) I love to...

From MMMBop To Fanfiction, My Past Life As A Crazy Hanson Fan

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There was a time when I was 16, maybe 17, that some days I really did think I was going to marry Taylor Hanson. Given that it’s what I thought about the majority of the...
Lunchbox Rotation Saving Your Sanity, One Lunch at a Time

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...

An Ode To The Chattanooga Library

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I've seen a few news articles recently about how members of the city council feel like the library is not doing all it can do in our city. Frankly, that news stopped me dead...

Going Gentle Into The Good Night

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It was maybe 10 years ago, when I was just 30 and had but a few silver strands shining through, that I asked on Facebook what other women thought about gray hair: Go gentle...
His Third Pandemic Birthday

His Third Pandemic Birthday

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My son Joshua turned seven on March 16, 2020. I had already bought cake, decorations, and everything else for his March 14 party before everything started shutting down on the 12th and 13th. In the...

A Letter For Mrs. Quimby

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Dear Dorothy, Can I call you Dorothy? Did you ever have any fun nicknames? Your sister often goes by Aunt Bea, so I wonder if you were ever Dot or Dory. I've recently listened to almost...

Celebrate Fun: Ringing in 2022 With Weird Holidays

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The weeks following Christmas seem especially dreary, don’t they? Once the thrill of the new toys and gear wears off, kids start to fall into the winter blahs just as quickly as adults do....