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!
Tales Of A New Puppy

Tales Of A New Puppy

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Our beloved, best girl Lucy left a hole in our family in March of this year. She’s the only pet my kids have ever known, and at 14-years-old, they’ve never known life without her....
Life Advice From An Almost-40-Year-Old

Life Advice From A Freshly Turned 40-Year-Old

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There’s nothing like a big birthday to make you wax poetic about life, but here I am, having just walked through my 40th birthday. I am a self-proclaimed wanderer and wonderer which keeps me...

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 continued to change much of...
Quick and Easy Soup Recipes

Quick and Easy Soup Recipes

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As we have determined, I am the self-proclaimed lazy parent. I also love cooler weather and everything it entails. Cool weather + lazy momming = easy soup recipes. I most often use canned ingredients...
Halloween Guide for Lazy Parents

Halloween Guide for Lazy Parents

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I love holidays, I really do. And I fully respect those of you who go all out for the sake of a costume or Halloween decor, and if that is you, this post will...
Chattanooga Fall Round-Up

Chattanooga Fall Events and Activities

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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...

Road to Adulthood

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It’s the start of a new school year for both sets of kids in my life. I’m the mom to a 4th and 5th grader and a pseudo-mom to a whole host of college...
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...
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...
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