"Where is Daddy?" is one of the most common queries around our household lately. Well, that and "Why is it nighttime?" The first is a much simpler concept, but certainly harder on the heart. My husband travels for work and is...
...because, babies are hard. Real hard. At the end of the day, you wouldn't change anything about becoming a parent. But the rest of the day is up for grabs (just kidding, just kidding...). We are a "one and done"...

Just Yes MIL

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  I have a secret, guilty pleasure that I have to come clean about: I love to binge read a Reddit sub called JustNoMIL, where poor daughters-in-law and sons-in-law share horrifying stories about their real-life mothers-in-law (MIL) who put Disney...
I have to tell you, Huffpost Parents’ Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week is my guilty pleasure. Parenting is hard and most days you just have to laugh, so I love laughing with other parents who GET IT. See? Funny. I’ve...
Leave your judgments at the end of this next statement and read on with an open mind. I left my two-year-old buckled in her carseat and sleeping in my hot car, mid-summer, for thirty minutes. I inadvertently decided to leave...
Yes, it's me, the anti-bedtime mom who has evolved into the bedtime-routine-enforcer. I am blaming it on this good ol' time of year where we have to experience time change, shortened days and rain, rain all the days long....

A Quiet Place

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Not the movie. But I do turn into a scary, sound-hunting momster during my son's quiet time. We didn't always do quiet time, but it became a life-or-death situation for my sanity. So, as of two weeks ago, we do...
I’ve been told I only get 18 summers until you fly out of our little nest. At the end of every summer, I have a list of things I meant to do: play more board games, catch fireflies, walk...
I’ve always thought I was the generous sort. I lent out clothes in college, a cell phone in my 20s and I suffered through summer camps where we were required to share whatever bounty our parents had sent us...
I don’t know for sure what I thought my life would look like when I dreamed, as a little girl, of being a grown up. I wanted to be a teacher, a doctor (before I realized you have to...

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Family-Friendly Hikes Around Chattanooga

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Whether you are visiting Chattanooga or are a local, there are so many beautiful hiking spots to enjoy! Along with breathtaking views of the...