Melissa Laseter

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I am just an average mom – working full-time and raising two precious boys (ages 9 and 7) 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!
The Dreaded Summer Slide

The Dreaded Summer Slide

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I know we just finished school a week ago, but the thought has crept into my head - the dreaded summer slide. Summer slide is the idea that much of the information kids learn...
Chattanooga Festivals

Chattanooga Festival Fun

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While we've spent much of spring at home staying safe and healthy, a new normal is coming. Chattanooga is coming alive with activities for late spring and summer. Chattanooga is an event town. We love...

Outskirts of Town: Signal Mountain Family Road Trip

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Chattanooga is in my blood, y'all. I wasn't born here, and I didn't grow up here, but Chattanooga is the place I chose. It's the place I chose to put down roots and the...
Virtual Fatigue

Virtual Fatigue

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I’m exhausted, y’all. Like most of you, I’ve spent the better part of three weeks adjusting to a new normal. A normal of #saferathome and #socialdistancing. A normal of staying put. A normal of...

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,...
Exhaustion of Noticing

The Exhaustion of Noticing

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Picture it. It was Saturday morning, and snow was gently falling in the early morning light. I had just rolled over to drift back off to sleep when I heard the unmistakable sound of...

New Year, Same Me

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I cannot count the number of times I’ve heard “New Year, New You” in the past month. It's marketing gold for sure, and I can see why. We’ve spent the better part of two...

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. Below I have listed places where you can visit...

Camping Spots Around Chattanooga

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My family enjoys camping. We love the sounds, we love sitting around a fire, and we love escaping the busyness of life. We have an old pop-up camper that keeps us dry from the...
Chattanooga Fall Round-Up

Chattanooga Fall Round-Up

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Although it is still hot, the bees and mosquitoes are still buzzing and college football fans are still hopeful and full of dreams, let’s think about fall, shall we? A fall where cardigans and...