I’ve always had a strange affinity for maps — as a child I stared at them in wide-eyed wonder. I desperately wanted to go somewhere. Anywhere. My family didn’t have a lot of money, so foreign travel seemed out...

Embracing the Mom Guilt

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When I first became a mom almost four years ago, I had an intense feeling of “guilt” for a lot of the decisions I was making with my newborn son and it hasn't stopped since. I remember researching these...
I hope as you read that title, you heard Adele singing! While that song refers to a breakup, the "other side" I am going to be referring to is life as a parent of a teenager. While I know...
Picture it. It was Saturday morning, and snow was gently falling in the early morning light. I had just rolled over to drift back off to sleep when I heard the unmistakable sound of my youngest calling my name...
Let’s get this out of the way up front: I’m an unabashed fan of Justin Bieber. From his “One Time” days to “Yummy” — it’s a love song to his wife, you guys — I’ve casually followed his career...
Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

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Have you ever heard the phrase “opportunity knocks”? All my life, I’ve heard this phrase and it created a stigma around my definition of opportunity. I am always on alert for the “big breaks” that may (or may not)...
"I know I deserve my picky four-year-old," I often find myself thinking as I'm struggling to pull together a meal that is healthier than Ritz crackers for my daughter. I remind myself of the years of torture I provided my...
Change is Hard

Change is Hard

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With the new year comes the phrase we hear and say way too often, “New year, new me." I am usually “one of those” who say the phrase. Most of the time, my new year's resolution is to eat...
Ah, January 2020, the month I’ve been anxiously awaiting is here. In fact, as this post goes live, I am literally in route to the hospital as today marks a huge change in the Jordan household: baby #2 will...
We have all experienced targeted Facebook and Instagram ads; they are unavoidable. While most consumers probably just scroll past them or resist temptation and don’t give in, I do not. I wholeheartedly admit that I semi-easily get sucked into...

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Chattanooga Moms Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

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Chattanooga families may not be able to attend some of our favorite Easter egg hunts this year, but with a little help from our...
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