October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Ten years ago, I was due on October 7 with our first baby. I read that my baby at six weeks was the size of a sprinkle. It was so early in...

My Season of Grief

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October is coming. It is almost time for scarves and marshmallows around the fire pit. October is coming with its pumpkins, and orange and red leaves that crunch under boots. October is open windows, cool mornings and fuzzy blankets....

You Are A Good Mom

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Late last night, I was laying in bed wondering to myself “Am I a good mom?" Why is being a mom so hard? Some days I feel like I am a super mom, while most days I feel...
My kids are now 14, 12, nine, and six. The days of sun hats, diaper bags, figuring out nap times and snacks for tiny ones, and lugging enough gear to the pool to warrant one of those giant red...
Just around a thirty minute drive from Chattanooga, is a charming town called Dunlap, TN. The drive to Dunlap is a scenic drive; you will notice mountain views, valleys, and farmlands. Dunlap is a beautiful town to visit for...
I've had brushes with mastitis before -- a sore spot here or there that I could soothe away with warmth, showers, and strategic feeding -- but this was a completely different monster. It set up shop in my left...
We love to write around here (obviously -- it's a blog...), but sometimes when inspiration for one particular topic isn't coming to me, I just pop off a handful of these little poems to cover a wide spread of...
Motherhood can be tough on our minds, bodies, and spirits, so how do you find time to relax when you have rambunctious and clingy little ones clamoring for your attention? The short answer is you’ll never find time, but...
I love that we set aside a whole day to honor and celebrate the women who raised us. Mother’s Day holds a special place in my heart because of the little ones who made me a mom.  As a mom,...

The Second Time Around

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I love a good commercial. I am typically the girl who gets the strange looks because instead of asking about a particular television show, I am asking if you saw a certain commercial. Weird, I know, but stick with...

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Where To See Santa In Chattanooga

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Santa Claus is coming to town! He's making a list, checking it twice, and making it easy on parents by hitting up several locations...