Last May, with most of my belongings in storage, I loaded my two boys and our 80 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback in the minivan and headed into the next little chapter of our lives – a near-epic road trip meant...
“Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues." Cue my best Alan Jackson karaoke voice. I feel like summer is best known for fun, carefree time with family while traveling. Very few people talk about the over stimulation...
I have two fabulous posts in the works -- one on making Sunday special and one on being a sober mama -- and my plan was to sit down this afternoon and put the finishing touches on one of...
Autumn is by far my favorite season, with summer being a close second. As F. Scott Fitzgerald said in The Great Gatsby, “Life begins again when it gets crisp in the fall.” Everything feels fresh and renewed. The temperature...
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...
“You know that’s a menopause symptom, don’t you,” asked the beautiful grey-haired woman selling jewelry at the farmers' market. “Ummmm…no,” I replied, “I assumed it was just allergies.” We had been talking about how bad the pollen in Chattanooga...
Fall Makeup Look

Fall Makeup Look

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Fall begins in 21 days, but who's counting? While Tennessee weather can go from grueling heat for months on end to freezing weather almost overnight, we do get a few weeks, maybe even a month if we are lucky,...
This may come as a surprise, but foods that seem cheap really aren’t. Take it from a mom with a full-time fitness career (read: super hungry) and four growing boys (also super hungry): the convenience foods that seem inexpensive...
Anxiety. It means something different to everyone. Everyone experiences it in a different way and at different levels. My journey with anxiety has been long and for the most part a source of shame for me. When did mental health...
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...

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Family-Friendly Hikes Around Chattanooga

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Whether you are visiting Chattanooga or are a local, there are so many beautiful hiking spots to enjoy! Along with breathtaking views of the...