Melissa Laseter

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I am just an average mom – working full-time in higher education and raising two precious boys with the help of my partner in crime, the Urban Woodsman. I don’t do anything special, and I am aware of and grateful for my ordinary life. I love Chattanooga and what it has to offer. I love to read life lessons and “light bulb moments” from other people, and I hope to share some of my own along the way!
To My Fellow Geriatric Millennials

To My Fellow Geriatric Millennials

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Picture it: a college campus two weeks ago (if you're envisioning Sophia from Golden Girls, this article may be for you). I stood in front of a bunch of 18-year-olds on the cusp of...
Haikus of Motherhood: Round 3

Haikus of Motherhood: Round 3

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We love to write around here (obviously -- it's a blog...), but sometimes when inspiration for one particular topic isn't coming to me, I just pop off a handful of these little poems to...
Tribute to Teachers (Again)

Tribute to Teachers (Again)

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We find ourselves at the end of another school year, and I for one do not take that lightly. In August, I penned a letter to teachers who stepped into uncharted territory to blaze...
Chattanooga Vacation Bible Schools

Chattanooga Vacation Bible Schools

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Here comes summer! It is sneaking up on us and bringing with it sunshine, pool days, and long days of freedom. Isn’t it refreshing how some things never change? Generations over, kids still always...

Chattanooga Festival Fun

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It's been a wild year, and slowly but surely events are sprouting up! Chattanooga is coming alive with festival activities for late spring and summer. Chattanooga is an event town. We love and embrace them...
Spring Break in Chattanooga

Spring Break in Chattanooga {2021}

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Well, it’s late March, and suddenly, you realize what’s coming. With the year we've had, we can all use the break, but how to fill all the time at home with the kids? It's...
Chattanooga Easter Events 2021

Chattanooga Easter Events Roundup

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It’s springtime (a girl can dream, right?), and you know what that means! In addition to the allergies and the rain, springtime means it’s time to plan for Easter. Whether you do Easter baskets,...

Classic Movies for the Family

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Picture it: it's Friday night and we're home as usual. We've worked all week, the boys have spent the week in school, and it's time to unwind. Pizza, popcorn, and pajamas rule the house,...
30+ Best Mexican Restaurants in Chattanooga

30+ Best Mexican Restaurants in Chattanooga

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Dear Readers, Few things fill my heart with joy more than a good Mexican restaurant. To be fair, my heart also skips a beat for decent and okay Mexican food. I am drawn to free...

Where To See Christmas Lights In Chattanooga

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There's something special about Christmas lights. They transform ordinary places into something magical. I’m hard-pressed to find anyone, young or old, who doesn’t smile at their sparkle. Since COVID has changed much of our holiday...