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.

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....

Why I Hate the GoodReads Awards (and MY Favorite Books of 2021)

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Every year the GoodReads awards roll around in November and I start to practice clamping my mouth shut to keep from giving everyone I know an earful about them. Because one, most people don't care....

I’m Going to Have a Teenager for the Next 15 Years

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Having a math teacher as a husband can have its definite advantages; I'm never expected to help with 7th grade math homework, for example. (In fact, because math has changed so much since we...
Applying for Magnet Schools in Hamilton County (2022-2023 School Year)

Applying for Magnet Schools in Hamilton County (2022-2023 School Year)

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So, y’all, we won the lottery. No, not the millions of dollars kind. (Sadly.) But a few years ago, when my oldest child was in preschool, we won the lottery with the number 23. It...

Decide Once on Birthday Party Gifts

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I have four kids. And you know what comes with four kids? Lots of birthday party invitations. I'm delighted when my kids are invited to celebrate with their friends, but as a parent it can...

The Best Bento Lunchboxes for Each Age

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I'll be the first to admit I was a lot "crunchier" when my older kids were small. Through the years, I've lightened up a lot, although I still tend toward zinc sunscreens and avoid...