Honestly, my kids have too much stuff. In particular, toys. A lot that don’t get touched even, and a lot that we don’t have a place for. After their grandparents bought them everything from their wish lists this year...
I know every adult cringes when they hear the words “Elf on the Shelf.” I have a love/hate relationship with our two. Yes…we have two. Pal and Snowflake are a lot of work, but every year I tell myself...
This holiday season, we are all trying our best to come up with festive and fun family activities to make things feel “normal” in the middle of a not so normal year. I wanted to share something I came...
A friend posted on her Facebook page the other day asking which pie is your favorite. Pumpkin, apple, pecan? Hm. None of the above is my answer. I won't snub pumpkin or pecan (but apple, blegh...I don't like slimy apples),...
As everyone knows, 2020 has been a doozy. Coronavirus has stuck around longer than anyone imagined and will inevitably affect this year’s holiday season. Like many families, we’ve decided not to attend our usual gatherings and have canceled a...
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You Forgot Thanksgiving!

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Am I the only one who has noticed? Is it me or did we go from October 31st straight to December 25th? I think we can all agree that, with the exception of a few good days (like the...
It’s official: Christmas is only DAYS away. You know you're a mom at Christmas if you have attended a child's Christmas party or two (oh, and a holiday performance), eaten a few Santa chocolates while wrapping presents, and decorated...
Yes, you read that correctly. I grew up in a no Santa and Easter Bunny household, and you know what? I don't feel as if I missed out on something. When you have a child, it forces you to...
This is only our fourth Christmas as parents, so I reach December 25th wondering, as I stare at the wreckage of boxes and wrapping paper, how much is too much? Were the gifts I chose really appropriate for her...

Merry “Me” Time

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This time of year is my favorite. I love the Christmas cheer, the holiday lights, the music, the shopping, and seeing family and friends. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t stressful too. Last week, for the first time in...

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Where to See Santa in Chattanooga

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