Each year, around 3,500 babies die of a sleep-related cause. While the number is staggering, safe sleep practices can help keep your baby safe and limit the risk. There are a couple different terms used to describe when a baby dies...
Life is full of seasons. Seasons of childhood, adulthood, joy, grief, waiting, and thriving. Seasons where some ages are a struggle and some are a blessing. The current season our kiddos are in is a frustrating one. The twins...
I saw this graphic for “never have I ever” things Moms may or may not have done for their kids and found “I have ever” done all of them! Had I reached the peak of parenthood and seen/heard/done it...
Part I: June When I graduated with my bachelor's degree in May, I had just finished a very busy year of taking classes full-time and working so hard at it that I made the Distinguished Dean's List the last two...
Before my oldest child (now entering fifth grade) even started kindergarten, I bought into the Bento box phenomenon. Why? There's little to no unwrapping, it reduces plastic waste, and the small compartments are just plain appealing to little eyes....
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Every mom is familiar with the exclamation “I’m hungry!” from her children. It's said all day long and usually at the most inopportune times or when you've forgotten to pack a snack and are left in public with a...
Raising a toddler in the Land of Target and Starbucks and neighborhood play dates is hard enough. But, what if there are no Targets? What if the food and the language and the faces are different? What if home...
Halloween is just three months away…minus a day, really. And I can barely contain my excitement! As horror writer Stephen Graham Jones has said, “Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” Count...
You see it everywhere – at schools, doctors’ offices, public attractions, even grocery stores. But have you ever wondered how effective hand sanitizer really is? On June 29, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule requesting manufacturers...
We've traveled once by plane when our oldest was 14 months, once from here to Massachusetts by car with all three kids last summer and have had a few overnighters here and there. I am by no means a...

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Chattanooga Area Waterfalls

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Summertime is a great time to get out and explore the beauty that Chattanooga has to offer. Our area is home to many beautiful...