The Busy Momma

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The last year or so I have been getting many comments from family, friends, and even strangers about how much I have going on in my life and about all the things I’ve done and accomplished in my “short life.” The comments have been coming more frequently and it’s been weighing on me. I honestly […]

My Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Adventures

I am always jealous of the women who gain only the recommended 15 to 20 pounds during pregnancy, have their baby, and are back to their pre-pregnancy bodies after a week. That is definitely not me. When I am pregnant, I get HUNGRY. With my oldest, I gained a whopping 60 pounds. With my second, […]

The Laundry Hack That Saved My Sanity

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I know, I know…the title of this is a bit dramatic, but it’s the truth! In all of my domesticated years, I’ve never been good at laundry. I have no shame in admitting that. Five people live in our home, but with the amount of laundry we accumulate, you’d think we were running a hotel. […]

Dear Expecting Mama, Speak Up

Dear expecting mama, Speak up, speak out, and ask questions. After giving birth to my first child, I am now confident to speak up during the labor of my twins if I have a feeling something is not right. We did not have a good experience with the delivery of our first child, but we […]

Starting School in 2020 is Worth Celebrating

The year my second child was born, life threw us some curveballs. That year included selling and buying of homes, an out of state move, career changes, and more. All of this was easily taking away my focus from being present and savoring my son’s babyhood. Somewhere along the way, I made up in my […]

Chattanooga Pumpkin Patch Roundup

Y’all, we have made it! It’s September and we don’t have to fool ourselves with preemptive PSLs and wandering down Hobby Lobby’s (year-round) seasonal aisles in our swimsuit coverups. Fall is finally here after the longest summer break ever! Many of our favorite pumpkin patch haunts are closed or have suspended certain activities during the […]

5 Reasons This Mom Loves Gold’s Gym

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I have been a member of Gold’s Gym since the beginning of the year. I must tell you that I haven’t gone as much as I would like, you know, given the pandemic and all. But I am so excited they are open again. I’ve been slowly popping back in and I am loving it! […]

A Dog is a Baby’s Best Friend

A dog is said to be a man’s best friend, but in the past year, I have seen this to be proven wrong. A dog is a baby’s best friend. The bond between a child and pet is undeniable and like no other, and there is nothing better than watching your fur baby and your […]

Nothing You Do is Right

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Hey, are you hanging in there? I am, but barely it seems. Part of me really loves that the slowed pace of life has become a theme for the year, but the depths of my soul are begging for some sense of normalcy. As someone who struggles with severe anxiety, every situation feels heavily weighted […]

Hike Cherokee: Bald River Falls

Nothing is better than driving to clear the mind. Coupled with the need for adventure and a free Sabbath rest day, I headed out with the kids to Bald River Falls in the Cherokee National Forest. On a map, the forest is huge but kept well. You can literally type “Bald River Falls” into your […]

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Chattanooga Fall Round-Up

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Family Trip to Lake Barkley

Family Trip to Lake Barkley