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!
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...
Hard Conversations

Hard Conversations

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“Why do some boys wear nail polish?” I was driving my two little boys a few years ago, when my oldest son posed this question. Speechless (uncommon for me), I started sweating immediately. It’s been...
Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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I'm a lucky lady to have great fathers around me. Between my dad, my husband, my father-in law, I have some great ones to celebrate. The dads I see are putting in the hard work....
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...