Jessie Weaver

I am a stay-at-home mom to four kids (ages 14, 12, 10, and 6) - 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 18+ years. After years of having babies and preschoolers at home, I sent my youngest to kindergarten this year, and now spend my time working part-time for an online entrepreneur ... and picking up sick kids from school.

Am I Still A SAHM When My Kids Are All In School?

I became a stay-at-home mom in January 2010, when my oldest child was 14-months-old. My husband had already moved to Chattanooga that August, while the baby and I stayed behind and tried to wait...

How Little Crochet Chickens Are Restoring My Hope for Humanity

I've always loved crochet. I can't even remember learning, but I've known how to make a scarf for a long time. As a young adult, I had a time where I was crocheting with a...
Lunchbox Rotation Saving Your Sanity, One Lunch at a Time

Lunchbox Rotation: Saving Your Sanity, One Lunch At A Time

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...

Great Family Weekend Trip: The Atlanta Alpaca Treehouse In The Bamboo Forest

Three years ago, we took our first visit to the Atlanta Alpaca Treehouse. It was smack dab in the first summer of the pandemic, and it was absolutely the perfect trip for that time:...

Popsicles For Breakfast: My Favorite Fun-Mom Tip

My very favorite fun-mom trick is this: make popsicles so healthy that you can give them to your kids for breakfast. They will seriously think you are the BEST PARENT EVER. (Or aunt, uncle,...

10 Memoirs For When You Want To Live Vicariously Through Someone Else

If you have school-aged kids, you know it's no joke that Maycember is a real thing. I have four kids in school, so there are approximately 18 million things on our calendar this May. Thanks...

Crying Over Spotify Playlists

For some reason, the end of kindergarten always hits me much harder than the beginning. I'm on my fourth child now, so I think I can say this is a strong pattern. Kindergarten is...
Warner Park-Chattanooga Playgrounds

Chattanooga Playgrounds

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly trying to find some new playground areas for your kids. We have our standards – Vandergriff Park in Hixson and White Oak Park close to our home...

Surprises Of Having A Big Family

I didn’t grow up in a large family. My nuclear family was the "perfect" American family of four: mom, dad, me, my 2 ½-years younger sister, and a dog. The number of people vacation...

Where To Watch And Act In Theater In The Chattanooga Area

Thursday is the dress rehearsal for the first production I've EVER acted in, so theater is at the top of my mind. Over the past four years, I've become very familiar with the theater community...