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!

A Mom’s Summer Reading List

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It’s just the beginning of summer, which means some of us (myself included) are still full of dreams. Dreams where we lounge by the pool, sit on the porch, or lay on the beach...

Spring Break in Chattanooga {2019}

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Well, it's March, and suddenly, you realize what’s coming. You’ve hoped for a break from the school lunches and early mornings, but now the reality is more than you can bear. It’s coming…SPRING BREAK.  And...

Motherhood in Haikus: Round 2

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I don't know much, but I do know this: motherhood is not for the weak. There are frustrating occasions, happy times, and moments of sheer exhaustion. At this point, I think I've written about...

Rudolph is Tearing My Family Apart

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Look at him. He seems perfectly harmless. Who would think this sweet little underdog (underreindeer?) could cause such great emotional turmoil? Our world is full of divisiveness and those arguments stretch far and wide. Coke or...

Our Stories are Important

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“Are you going to write about this?” I have spent a decent amount of time with my grandmother in the past month, and on my last visit, she asked me this question more than once: ...

Asking Better Questions

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How was your day? <good> Did you have a good day? <yes> My kids are still young elementary schoolers, but this quick question and response cycle has come early in my house. Every day when I pick...

It’s Like Folding a Fitted Sheet

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By now, anyone who reads what I write can see a common theme…I basically have no idea what I’m doing. I can normally be found waiting for someone to find out that I’m a...

Spring Break in Chattanooga {2018}

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March is halfway over, and suddenly, you realize what's coming. You've hoped for a break from the school lunches and early mornings, but now the reality is more than you can bear. It's coming... With...

Podcasts: Kids’ Choice

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As usual, I'm late to the game when it comes to what all the cool kids are doing. Years ago, I would roll my eyes at my friends who listened to NPR, and that...

Kids Eat Free (or Cheap): Chattanooga Edition

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Listen, we have all been there. It's 5 o'clock, and the thought of cooking dinner makes you sick to your stomach. Then the thought of spending all that money on your whole crew of...