Since I was in tenth grade, I have been on the merry-go-round of health goals and dieting. There weren't many years that I did not spend New Year's Eve thinking, “In six months, I’ll look like…” Atkins, South Beach,...
It’s 9pm on a Thursday, I’m scrolling through Pinterest, and a slight pain flits across my upper abdomen. I hop up to the search bar and start typing, “heart attack symptoms in wom —” then stop, shake my head,...
Several years ago, a friend posted a flowchart he had made describing how to tell if you’ve got a “beach-ready” body. The premise is simple: Do you have a body? Yes. Are you at the beach? Yes. Then you’ve got a “beach-ready” body. It’s a...
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...

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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...