Staying true to our healthy habits during the holiday season can be one of the most challenging obstacles. With all of the delicious entrées and desserts, plus the chilly weather, it’s easy to choose to stay on the...
October is finally here and I hope the weather in Chattanooga cooperates! I absolutely LOVE fall and all it has to bring: cooler weather, shorter days, cozy sweaters, caramel apples, bonfires, hayrides and for me, a lot more outdoor...

Tomorrow Is Not Promised

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Growing up, I didn't have a lot of friends. I was raised as an only child (my half-brother and sisters are much older and lived with their dad) and my neighborhood was completely devoid of kids. I had one...
Summer is over! Fall is on the way! There are no joining fees at the YMCA! – Hey that rhymed! To be clear there are no joining fees at the YMCA until SEPTEMBER 30TH ! The kids are back...
Last week, a young woman I grew up with in church youth group committed suicide. Allison was 32 years old, beautiful and well-loved, with a husband and a four-month-old daughter. So why? Postpartum depression. That is haunting to me, knowing so many...
What's 'pelvic organ prolapse,' you say? Well, I was in your shoes just over a year ago. I had never really heard the term before, and I certainly didn't know it could reference a woman who had just given...
Disclaimer: In case you begin to compare your precious progeny's intellectual ability with my own, this post is not in fact published by my dear son, and I have taken some liberties writing facetiously in his name.  A couple months ago, my mother wrote...
Recently, a new gym opened in Chattanooga. It’s called Orangetheory Fitness (OTF), or as my husband calls it “Orange Therapy” because of how happy it makes me. OTF quickly became a huge hit around town with membership growing rapidly....
When you're a mom finding the time to exercise is one of the hardest things to accomplish. What will you do with the children while you exercise? Gyms have childcare, but can I fit a gym membership into my...
Eek. I am cringing writing that title. If you have seen me out in public (okay, Walmart) in my baggy pants and husband's old sweatshirt, trying to run in and grab milk before my windows break from the screams...

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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...