I stand at a loss of words to express the pain and anger and frustration I feel over what is happening in our country right now. In the span of two weeks, we saw video of Ahmaud Arbery, a...
If you are a mom inhabiting planet Earth during Spring 2020, you will most likely be on the hunt for something with which to entertain your kids. We have gone through all the window painting, street chalk messages, sensory...
Hopefully you took some time over the weekend to make a plan, routine, schedule, or came up with a general idea for how you want your home to run over the next few weeks. I hope you took some...
First of all, breathe. This is going to be fine. I’ve been home with my kids for 13 years and no one has gone insane yet! Second of all, please stay home. The school closures will not have the intended...
I am a big fan of traveling adventures with my kids. We are always on the go and when we are in town, it seems like our weekends are filled with non-stop activities and errands and birthday parties. I...
About four months ago, at the invitation of my neighbor, my now eight-year-old took his first class at Lionhearts Fitness. I didn’t really understand what it was all about, but my neighbor had been inviting us for so long...
Before becoming a mom, I considered myself a “homebody.” I LOVED being home - I could read, relax, binge on Netflix, and be crafty! It turns out I am not a homebody AT ALL. I was just super busy...
Kindergarten Redshirting

Kindergarten Redshirting

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Kindergarten redshirting has been a hot topic lately, so I wanted to explain why we decided to redshirt my amazingly smart five-year-old. Redshirting is a term people use when talking about delaying kindergarten for a year. Most states have...
My husband and I began our life together in a tiny apartment close to downtown Chattanooga. So tiny, that most of our wedding presents stayed unopened until we were able to purchase a house about a year later. Yet,...
I've been struggling lately with a parenting conundrum, and by struggling, I mean I've been a stressed-out, half-hysterical mess. What's gotten this momma bear wanting to pull out tufts of hair? In short, school and a daughter who is already...

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