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

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...
We are almost at the half-way through summer point. As a child, I remember feeling like the days were racing by, getting away from me too quickly. I love summer and always have. My son just asked how much...
My husband and I figured out an easy and super fun way to get our kids interested in history and I'm going to let you in on our secret. History tours are hiding inside Ghost Tours. Every time we vacation in a new city, a quick GOOGLE search leads us to the local Ghost Walking Tour. (So many towns have them!) The kids believed they were going on a ghost hunt, but we knew that valuable history lessons would sneak into their growing brains too. Here are five great reasons that'll convince you that Ghost Tours are just Historical and Educational tours in disguise. 

Cheap Ways to Read

Happy summer break! Summertime means later bedtimes, lazier schedules, relentless sibling arguments and boredom, and hopefully, a little downtime for mom. I know how important it is for my sanity that I carve out a little time for myself...
My husband and I recently celebrated our tenth anniversary. We’ve had three kids, lived in four houses and three cities, and gone on too many adventures to mention. In some ways it feels like a long time, but in...

You Want a Dog?

“Say what? I’m sorry, I may have misunderstood. You want to get a dog? A real puppy? Now? Ha! Ha! Ha! Oh wait…you aren’t kidding?” This was essentially my reaction to my husband telling me he wanted to get another...
Does the idea of packing for vacation with a vanful of kids in tow make you break out into hives? Are you wondering if the Grand Canyon or Disney World are totally out of the question until you have...

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Chattanooga Christmas Tree Farm Roundup

Christmas trees are hands down my favorite tradition. Maybe you have several trees scattered throughout your house in various coordinated themes and colors. Maybe...