Mari Smith

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My Hometown Needs You

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On the morning of November 28, 2016, I called my Mom just like every other morning. When she answered, I noticed her voice sounded hoarse and scratchy. "Are you coming down with a cold?"...

Losing My Mom (and Gaining a Grandmother)

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My mom is still alive. I want to lead with that since the title might be deceiving to some. The loss I'm speaking of is a different kind of loss. It's a loss that...

A Preschooler’s Guide to Tablet Apps

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Hello fellow terrible parents who let their preschooler use a tablet! Nice to meet you. There are many articles and blog posts out there in the world that exist purely to make you feel...

If Emojis Were Toddlers: A Lesson in Translation

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It's been said that people use emojis to clarify the meaning of a text or email. For instance... The first text might be someone chuckling about the fact that your period is late and you...

Nesting in the Nursery – Part 2

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Welcome back fellow nesters! In Part 1 of this post, we talked about choosing your nursery theme, seeing what you could find that would match the theme, and clearing out the room where your...

Nesting in the Nursery – Part 1

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Congratulations! You've got a little one on the way. Let the flood of information overload wash over you and accept the fact that nine months may seem like forever, but it's definitely not. Once...

14 Kid-Friendly Chattanooga Restaurants

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Before having children, you know we all cringed when we heard a misbehaving child at a restaurant. The screaming, food-chucking and tantrum-throwing isn’t pretty and certainly isn’t conducive to a fine dining experience. The...