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!
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...
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...

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...
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...

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...