Life’s a Journal

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The other day, on a group Zoom call, the moderator asked us to bring something for show-and-tell. I snickered to myself, because I remember being the absolute worst at show-and-tell in kindergarten. I was the kid scrambling for something...
'Mommy, why do people shoot kids?' We were sitting in bumper to bumper traffic. There was the usual driving game of guessing animal sounds and hearing about the giant slug he found at school, when suddenly my newly turned...
We live in a glorious time when options abound for television. From binge-worthy documentaries to the oh-so-pleasant Great British Baking Show, we’ve got plenty of choices to soothe our busy brains at the end of a long day. Or...
Weeks ago, I responded “Going” to an in-person event, the first indoor event for me in well over a year. The time has come, I thought, to get out in the world and to see people again. Other than...
I'm not really one for hashtags. I think it’s my grammatical need for words to have spacing, combined with my age. Millennials look cool hashtagging on social media, but me now at 43? I’m not too sure. I've hardly...
Pandemics like the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be scary for anyone, but when you are in your third trimester and approaching your due date, it adds an extra level of stress and worry. I am due toward the middle...
It’s no secret that my greatest regret of 2020 was not buying Zoom stock before March. Over one year into a new virtual way of working, schooling and socializing, it’s safe to say that by now, most of us...
I’m going to tell you something that doesn’t make me proud. When news broke of another mass shooting, this time at a high school in Florida, my first thought was not horror or concern -- it was “here we...
By now you have probably read many COVID-19 articles. The number of topics stemmed from this virus is overwhelming -- from the way the virus spreads, to how many are affected and dying, and even the economic repercussions our...

Summer Reads

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Summer has always been my favorite season. Summer in the South can be scorching and miserable sometimes, but there is a lot more to celebrate during summer than not. School is out, sports are in, summer vacations are ahead,...

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Where To See Santa In Chattanooga

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Santa Claus is coming to town! He's making a list, checking it twice, and making it easy on parents by hitting up several locations...