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!
Halloween Guide for Lazy Parents

Halloween Guide for Lazy Parents

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...
Podcast Roundup

Podcast Roundup

Podcasts are nothing new, in fact, there are so many it’s overwhelming! I was late to the podcast game, but it is one of my favorite ways to pass the time on a drive,...
Chattanooga Fall Events And Activities

Chattanooga Fall Events And Activities

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...
Back To School Tips (College Edition)

Back To School Tips (College Edition)

It’s so exciting. Back to school is happening with new backpacks, binders, highlighters and excitement in the air. My timelines have been flooded with little kids cheesing in first-day outfits, holding sweet signs about...
Stuck In The Middle With You

Stuck In The Middle With You

"Clowns to the left of me/Jokers to the right/Here I am, stuck in the middle with you..." -- Stealers Wheel, 1973 Picture it. It’s Sunday night and I’m pecking away on my laptop while my...
Adventures In Middle School

Adventures In Middle School

We are almost a month into the new school year, and I’ve got a 6th grader who just started a new school. It might as well be a new country with its regulations, requirements,...

When Mom Goes Back To School

Calm down…I’m not wishing us back into the hustle and bustle of backpacks and lunchboxes and bus schedules just yet. We’ve still got a bit more of summer to enjoy before that panic, excitement,...
uninspired.

uninspired.

I’m in a crappy mood this week. There are no two ways about it. I’m overextended and although respite is in sight, it’s not here yet. I’m punchy and irritable and moody and crabby...
Tales Of A New Puppy

Tales Of A New Puppy

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

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...