Believe it or not, parenthood doesn’t have to be all dino nuggets and macaroni! Although I’ve been a pretty healthy eater most of my adult life, food allergies and intolerances have forced my family to change what and how...
This is not a post I wanted to write, but one I feel obligated to write. Trust me when I tell you that much of what I share here and my candor – or lack thereof – may, in...
Have you ever passed by those NFL Play60 billboards or watched their commercials encouraging kids to be more active? “What kid plays actively for less than an hour a day?” I always thought. For most of my life, it...
Food and I have a long and complicated history. I wasn't a picky child, and I've always happily eaten most vegetables. I remember being the kid at McDonald's who ordered a chef salad instead of a Happy Meal and fed...
About a year after I got married, someone asked me if I learned to cook soon after the wedding. I nearly spat out my drink. I got married a little later in life and I wouldn’t have struggled with...
I woke up after a good night of rest prepared for my day home with both girls. My one-year-old and four-year-old get up before the sun each morning. I'm slowly learning to wake up just a few minutes early...
It starts as a dull ache in my temples, followed by pain in my eyes. The room blurs and often spins. Smells become unbearable and sounds are excruciating. Often by the time this has all set in, half my...
My youngest baby turns three this weekend, so in honor of his birthday, I thought I’d share some pregnancy advice I learned along the way. All three of my pregnancies were high risk, and two of them could have...
This time last year, I wrote about starting fresh for the new year. I was going to train for a half-marathon, get in shape, and start living the life I wanted, once and for all. Sure, it seemed lofty,...
It’s the new year. Some people have started their resolutions. By February, most of the resolutions will fade to memories. Resolutions are hard to achieve in the dead of winter when we want the comforts of carbs, blankets, and...

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Chattanooga Holidays: Family Holiday Events Roundup

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go! Oh, how I love this time of year: the lights, the laughter, the...