Life Lessons Learned from Traveling


I’ve always had a strange affinity for maps — as a child I stared at them in wide-eyed wonder. I desperately wanted to go somewhere. Anywhere. My family didn’t have a lot of money, so foreign travel seemed out of the picture. Instead, I traveled with my imagination. We had three acres of land — […]

What’s in the Pantry Pasta Sauce


As my family’s chef, I often find myself wondering what in the world am I going to make for dinner either tonight or tomorrow night. Even though I have spent many years cooking and even went to culinary school, I am terrible at planning out meals. I am trying to get better, so if you […]

Dollywood Pre-K Imagination Season Pass

The Pre-K Imagination Season Pass allow children born in 2015 or 2016 unlimited FREE admission to both Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park throughout the entire 2020 season. Pre-K Imagination Season Pass Information Child MUST be born in 2015 or 2016 to be eligible for this offer. Register: Register your child online for […]

Embracing the Mom Guilt


When I first became a mom almost four years ago, I had an intense feeling of “guilt” for a lot of the decisions I was making with my newborn son and it hasn’t stopped since. I remember researching these feelings to see if I was alone and I was shocked to see how many other […]

A Fit Mom’s Guide to Working Out at Home


The days of having to join a gym to get fit are long gone! With the absolute wealth of information on the internet about the “best” way to get fit, I’m here to clear a few things up and hopefully give you some insight into the most effective ways to work out at home. First, […]

5 Family Friendly Chattanooga Walks for Non-Hikers

I am a walker. I love to get out with a coffee, hot or iced, and explore the Scenic City. That’s actually one of the things that drew us to move here. We would often take day trips here and I would find myself hitting my Fitbit goal well before lunch! Coming from a rural […]

An Open Letter to the Random MLM Lady

Though multi-level marketing companies have been around for decades, there seems to have been a boom in recent years, probably due to the various social media platforms which consultants can now use for advertising, parties, and recruiting new consultants. Social media, in some cases, has also caused MLMs to sometimes become quite annoying. It is […]

Hello From the Other Side


I hope as you read that title, you heard Adele singing! While that song refers to a breakup, the “other side” I am going to be referring to is life as a parent of a teenager. While I know it was a long time ago, it seems that my teenage years were only yesterday. School, […]

Chattanooga Coffee Shops

I first began going to coffee houses in college, since my hometown coffee house options consisted of a McDonald’s or happy hour at Sonic after school. I discovered the delight of spending the same amount of money on an expertly crafted espresso as I would on a strawberry limeade and Chedd-R-Peppers, and I was hooked. […]

I Must Officially Be Old Because I’m Now on King Triton’s Side


I’m 37-years-old now, but in 1989, I was seven- and eight-years-old. After having a daughter myself who has gone through these years (now 11 and much too mature), I can tell you with great certainty they are the PRIME Disney Princess years. Sure, my three-year-old is obsessed with Elsa and all things Frozen. But at […]

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