Calm down…I’m not wishing us back into the hustle and bustle of backpacks and lunchboxes and bus schedules just yet. We’ve still got a bit more of summer to enjoy before that panic, excitement, and busyness starts back! No dear...
I once heard that we only get 18 summers with our children. It is bittersweet. My oldest is nine, we are half-way through his summers at home. Anyone else feel like we are operating on borrowed time here? Time marches...
Our family's love language is any and all kinds of adventure together, so naturally, hiking is one of those paths to adventure. But I have got to be honest: sometimes hiking with kids sucks. There I said it. They...
Mamas, I have a confession: I am not a fan of summer. Summer is a wild, lawless place. I look forward to summer for approximately one delusional, misguided month at the end of the school year. No lunches to...
July is here, so you know what that means. In what seems like the blink of an eye, summer will be over just as quickly as it melted onto the scene. As the latter part of the summer months...
When my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease last summer, it was a week or so before our vacation. I knew a little about celiac, but I started doing all the research I could on gluten, gluten alternative flour,...
So many things have changed in our world since 2020. One thing is the percentage of homeschooling families. In 2020 alone, the amount of families choosing to homeschool doubled from 5.4% to 11.1%, according to census.gov. Recently, I polled...
This year, instead of asking my kids what they wanted to do this summer, I asked them what they wanted to learn. It’s typical to see summer bucket list ideas in May. Last year, we ditched the Bucket List,...
I have fond memories of signing up for library summer reading programs as a child. I loved keeping track of my books and earning Pizza Hut personal pan pizza coupons or a free Dairy Queen dilly bar (this might...
I've seen a few news articles recently about how members of the city council feel like the library is not doing all it can do in our city. Frankly, that news stopped me dead in my tracks. Do they not...

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Summertime is a great time to get out and explore the beauty that Chattanooga has to offer. Our area is home to many beautiful...