I was six years old when I got into my first and only fist fight. I was digging for buried treasure in a sandbox while my brothers played baseball at a field nearby. A little boy cocked his head...
I took my two oldest kids roller skating for a fundraiser/spirit event for their school a few weeks ago. Neither of them had been skating before and both were very excited. I'm sure they had visions of themselves zipping...
Up until a short time ago, I'm pretty sure I either had sweet somethings to say to my almost three-year-old son or I had frustratingly and mostly-but-not-always-restrained commands for him to stop being a little so-and-so. It was very...
We all know them, the familiar phrases one hears on repeat in those fragile early months of new motherhood. Well meaning folks coming off a full night's sleep who will smile at you in the checkout line and urge...
Look at him. He seems perfectly harmless. Who would think this sweet little underdog (underreindeer?) could cause such great emotional turmoil? Our world is full of divisiveness and those arguments stretch far and wide. Coke or Pepsi? Toilet paper over or...
I was 22-years-old when I found out I was going to be a mother for the first time. I had no idea what sort of parent I would be, but I do remember one thing I was certain of:...
I'm sure in my youth I noticed. I'm sure at some point in my teen years I stared at a sweetly cherubic face as he or she spoke words that sounded like words, but had no obvious meaning. I...
Parenting three kids is holding one crying kid because they miss their friend, while the other kid just slammed a door when you had to say “No” to an imaginary promise you may have made two weeks ago, all...
I previously wrote a blog post about the importance of me time, but let’s also talk about the importance of a night out with friends, better known as, Moms’ Night Out. Being a mom is hard whether you work...
Wh-whump. Wh-whump. Wh-whump. The rhythmic beat of my breast pump cuts through the quiet as I grip the bottles and try to stay awake. I'm huddled under a blanket in the dark, while the rest of my family sleeps. It's...

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Summertime is a great time to get out and explore the beauty that Chattanooga has to offer. Our area is home to many beautiful...