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!
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...

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...