The conversation surrounding postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum anxiety (PPA) has become more and more mainstream among social media, but there is still so much more we can say to help normalize these conditions. 10%- 20% of moms have...
Surviving Anxiety

Surviving Anxiety

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Anxiety is something that I have had to live with for about as far back as I remember. I had debilitating panic attacks in high school that made it hard to function on a daily basis. In some ways,...
Limping Into The New Year

Limping Into The New Year

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Does anyone else feel like they limped to the finish line of 2021? With the rush of the holidays and new wave of the virus, the end of last year was a bit of a blur for me. I...
It took me nearly half my life to realize I perhaps cheated death when I arrived into this world. In my twenties, I worked for a medical non-profit off the coast of West Africa. Because I helped to tell the...
Wishing Away the Time

Wishing Away the Time

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It's no surprise that the past year and a half has changed many of our lives: kids being home more, work situations changing, uncertainty about the future and turmoil in our country. While I should have made more phone...
Can we all agree that the pressure to look our best in spite of the chaos of our daily routines is tough?! And can we also admit that keeping up with the Janices of beauty gets pretty darn expensive...
If my relationship with food had a status, mine would read "It's complicated." I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. In high school, I stopped eating. I lost weight and felt like it...
Hi, I’m Jama and I have ADHD. I also have a child with ADHD (officially diagnosed) and another that I strongly suspect has ADHD but it hasn’t yet caused enough of a problem to seek a diagnosis. As I have...
Welcome back to my DIY beauty and well-being corner of the globe (aka, the Chattanooga Moms blog). I’m beyond excited to grant you an official invitation to letting your looks and cumbersome beauty routine go for an entire month! The...
In November 2020, we finally got a diagnosis for our four-year-old after he spent over a month being poked and prodded. He had Crohn’s disease. Our son, Alaric, had soft stool and was a very, VERY, picky eater since...

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Chattanooga Fall Events And Activities

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Although it is still hot, the bees and mosquitoes are still buzzing and we’re more likely to throw on a swimsuit than a sweatshirt,...