Katie Boerema

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St. Patty’s in Chatty {2017}

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You don't have to be Irish or Catholic or a lover of green beer to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! If you are looking for something for the whole family to do, then you are...

Take All of Our Money, American Girl

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When I was growing up, just receiving the American Girl catalog was a big deal. Though I never owned one of the beautiful dolls, I loved transposing myself into the time periods of the books. History came...

The Truth About Doing it All

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The Truth About Doing It All... One of my wise fellow Chattanooga Moms Blog contributors perfectly summarized this post: "You can't."  There. Done. Easiest. Post. Ever. Still, like a toddler pretending he can fly, I want to...
Christmas Lights in Chattanooga

Chattanooga Holiday Lights Roundup

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I have always loved driving around and looking at Christmas lights! It is one of the only ways I can still experience true child-like wonder. There is just something about the cold, dark world being transformed...
The Girl Who Loves Football

The Girl Who Loves Football

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It's fall. It's a chilly, misty morning. The fog is heavy and ethereal, shadows and sunlight dapple the winding country road. I can hear cows bellowing, roosters crowing, trains shrieking and my dad whistling. I'm fourteen. My...

Lice Lessons from the Most Nit-Picky Mom You Know

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Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Katie and I am the most nit-picky mom you know! I really don't want to be writing this post. I had several other "look-at-me-I'm-a-good-mom" topics in mind. But I...

Back to School Organization

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The beginning of the school year brings great excitement and anticipation: A new teacher, new pencils, a new backpack (I'm a mean mom, so only every two years for my kids), new things to try...

Why I Hate Fixer Upper

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When I typed the title of this post, I immediately ducked as if rotten eggs were already being hurled at me. I fear the hate mail I will receive and perhaps should be concerned about my personal safety. I...

A Mom’s Guide to Journaling

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I have always loved to write. Since becoming a mom, however, I can barely complete a thought let alone write. My brain is constantly spinning with a myriad of details: signing papers; packing snacks, lunches, school bags and a diaper bag; returning calls; finishing...

Water Safety – A Real-Life Perspective

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Did you know May is National Water Safety Month? Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children ages 1-4 and the second leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1-14. Please...