As transplants, to travel or not to travel for the holidays was a big decision my husband and I were forced to face when we started having kids. Holidays, more specifically, Thanksgiving and Christmas were huge family holidays for...
Some of my first memories of Thanksgiving and Christmas included me looking anxiously at the calendar six weeks before the big days, when my mom and dad's work schedules arrived, to see who would be working and who would...
November is just underway, but that means holiday decorating is right around the corner. Whether you’re one who decorates right after Halloween or wait until after Thanksgiving, dressing up your home for Christmas is fun no matter when you...
It's hard to believe that November is already here! With the advent of this month, the holiday frenzy is beginning to rev up. If you're like me, you're probably eagerly awaiting the release of Black Friday ads and squirreling...
It's late October! Just a week left until Halloween! Have you boo'ed your neighbors yet? No...I don't mean have you shouted guttural sounds of disapproval and uttered disparaging remarks about their mamas. I'm asking if you've "boo'ed" them in the...
The weather is finally cooling off and it’s time for fall, and that means pumpkins, and cooler weather, and football, and fall festivals! Each fall, many local schools host fall festivals. We have rounded up some of the local...

An Ode to Autumn

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It’s the time of year where we start seeing so many fall memes on Facebook that loving fall almost becomes cliché. Let me tell you though, fall is totally worth all the clichés because it’s awesome. Christmas will forever...
If you’re like me, and are constantly looking ahead on your calendar, you know the next big holiday is July 4th. Whether you want shopping, live music, fireworks, or another way to enjoy the holiday, we've tried to put...
Summer break is upon us and my boys and I are thrilled! We love the late bedtimes, freedom, and downtime that summer brings. I wish we had later wake-up times as well, but my boys aren't quite there yet....
What my teens remember fondly and what they hated about those early years at Christmas surprised me. I’ve learned a few things, made some mistakes and discovered what seems to be most important to my children. What I thought would make their Christmas magical and perfect was different than what I imagined. So the following list is made with love and respectfully offered to help the rookies and parents with small children give themselves a little bit of breathing room this holiday season.

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Where To See Christmas Lights In Chattanooga

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There's something special about Christmas lights. They transform ordinary places into something magical. I’m hard-pressed to find anyone, young or old, who doesn’t smile...