When I looked at the calendar and saw that my next post would be published on Valentine’s Day, it took a moment for me to dislodge my eyeballs from my brain after rolling them SO HARD. I’m not romantic. Ever the...
Before you read this letter, let me be clear about my angle. Our family has been blessed with resources that most do not have. Our kids are clothed, sheltered, and cared for beyond their basic needs. We are fortunate...
  When I was pregnant with our firstborn I was given a lot of advice from those who had gone before me, both solicited and otherwise. Much of it was wise and helpful, some less so, but there is one...
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Before my husband and I had children, dates nights were a weekly occurrence. Now that we have three young boys, we take what we can get. Frequent date nights just aren't possible during this season of life, so one...
Couples dermatologist appointments are great because you each have moral support and can hold the other accountable if they want to chicken out of the visit. Most procedures can be performed in the office during the appointment so no need to schedule another day to come in. Making a tandem appointment with a spouse is also helpful because the doctor can point out places to watch on the other in hard to see places like the back, neck, and top of the head.
When I married my husband almost eight years ago, I knew that there would be many differences that would come to light in those first few weeks. We would have wrong expectations about an array of things: Who would...
"Mama, what's your name?," my precious, chubby-faced toddler asked me. I told him that my name was Reshae. "No, you not Reshae, you my Mommy!," he responded. At that point in my life, he was so right -- I...
May 24, 2008. I’m 22, a freshly minted college graduate with an English degree and no job prospects. Jeremy, my groom, is also 22, also newly graduated, and also jobless. Our real diplomas haven’t even arrived in the mail...
Parenting roles aren’t gender specific anymore. Nowadays, it seems that the majority of parents believe that “teamwork makes the dream work.” Responsibilities that once were handled by one parent or the other, now have a blended, all-hands-on-deck approach.  In our...
Marriage is an odd, unique concept. You find a person who you love so much that you make a lifelong commitment to them. I know not every marriage lasts a lifetime, but normally that's the goal at the beginning....

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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...