Melissa Laseter

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!

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...
Ruby Sunshine

Breakfast at Ruby Sunshine

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If you're looking for a new place to grab a bite, Ruby Sunshine is that place! With hours ranging from 8am-2pm throughout the week, Ruby Sunshine is a great new space. Just this week, three...
Proceed with Kindness

Proceed with Kindness

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Proceed with Caution Kindness. It’s almost election day, which is bound to be a tense day for so many people, myself included. While I might normally not consider myself political, I have become more...
Chattanooga Fall Roundup

Chattanooga Fall Round-Up

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Although it is still hot, the bees and mosquitoes are still buzzing and we’re more likely to throw on a swimsuit than a sweatshirt, let’s dream a little, shall we? Let’s dream of a...
A Tribute to Teachers

A Tribute to Teachers

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I went to college to be a teacher. I was heavily influenced by teachers throughout my childhood, and it seemed logical to follow in those footsteps. Through a variety of twists and turns, my...