When my boys were babies and toddlers, my husband and I imagined our future days full of practices, games, and chauffeuring our boys from one sporting event to the next. We both played sports growing up, so having all...
On July 16th, 1969, around 9:30am ET, Apollo 11 was launched through the Earth’s atmosphere and the three astronauts aboard, plus hundreds of scientists below, set the course for the moon and history. 50 years later, this event remains...
Next month will bring big changes to our household. My toddler, who long ago stopped fitting the definition of “toddler,” will become a preschooler in both title and position. He turns four in August. The week after his birthday,...
Being a teen mom, I wanted to do everything correctly from pregnancy on. Oh, how those plans for perfection fell short a dozen times over. My first born might have been the subject of many a “figuring out” with...
Whether you’ve lived in Chattanooga your whole life or just moved here, you’re probably aware that this city offers a surprising number of family-friendly activities. The Big Three, as I call them, are the Chattanooga Zoo, the Creative Discovery...
What are little boys made of? Snakes and snails And puppy-dogs' tails That's what little boys are made of.   What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice And everything nice That's what little girls are made of.   I don't think this old nursery rhyme is true,...

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Recently, I reminisced with a family member about high school sports. He said, “We were the only show in town. There weren’t any professional sports teams. And there wasn’t anything to do. Amateur sports were the most important ticket...
For many of you, myself included, spring break is literally around the corner. My boys and I are ready! We need a little break from school work. On the flip side, state testing and the end of the school...
About a year after I got married, someone asked me if I learned to cook soon after the wedding. I nearly spat out my drink. I got married a little later in life and I wouldn’t have struggled with...
As a math educator who battles Fortnite daily for the attention of young children, it amuses me greatly that most of my summers were spent hiding from the Michigan heat. My friends and I would camp out in the basement...

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Chattanooga Holidays: Family Holiday Events Roundup

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go! Oh, how I love this time of year: the lights, the laughter, the...