Technically I'm not a Yankee. I'm a third culture kid, but for 10 of the last 13 years I lived in New England, so it's easier to claim being a Yankee than explaining where I'm from. Living in the...
This year marks our four-year-old’s first year in any kind of formal classroom setting, which means it’s also our first time as parents doing all the things parents do when they have kids in school. Enter Fall Break. We...
My family enjoys camping. We love the sounds, we love sitting around a fire, and we love escaping the busyness of life. We have an old pop-up camper that keeps us dry from the rain, cool from the heat,...
For the past 10 years, I've been on a journey to find the best eating style for myself and now my family of four. I've tried everything from Paleo to Mediterranean to Keto. I don't believe there is a...
Outdoor Exploring

Outdoor Exploring

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My husband and I couldn’t be more different. Can I get an Amen? I squeal like a little girl at the sight of a bug -- any bug as I don’t discriminate. I love to explore, but on concrete...
You Saved Me

You Saved Me

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While growing up, I thought I was different. A silent phrase on my shirt that told others a story that I didn't want told; I was abandoned.  I still remember being at camp for the first time with my best...
I'm not even sure what we were talking about, but during a conversation with my 10-year-old daughter recently, I realized not one of the families we are close to has any type of traditional work roles. I'm probably the...
We do a lot of traveling with our kids. We knew before we had kids that we loved to travel and wanted to continue with our adventures once our kids were born. If trips could be a love language,...
In 2015, I made a Facebook post lamenting the loss of sleepovers and longing for more girl time. A lady sent me a message and told me that she had a solution for that problem: I could host an...

In Defense of Dads

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Disclaimer: This post covers a topic that may be controversial to some people. The ideas expressed are shear generalizations about gender roles, both past and present, rather than absolutes. I understand every family is unique in not only their...

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A Chattanooga Family’s Guide to January 2020

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It's a new year - isn't it exciting? Chattanooga has a lot to offer this month, no matter what the weather may bring! Venture out...