When you're a mom finding the time to exercise is one of the hardest things to accomplish. What will you do with the children while you exercise? Gyms have childcare, but can I fit a gym membership into my...
Becoming a mother takes a toll on a woman’s self-worth.  From anecdotal evidence to a 2017 Norwegian study that analyzed information gathered from 85,000 women, it’s clear that many women experience a hit to their self-esteem throughout the course of...
I'm not one of those fit moms. I don't choose a salad over cookies. I don't wake up at 4am to run a few miles before Gray Baby wakes up. In reality, I am a 5-month pregnant, full-time working...
“I’m the good mom.” “No, I’m the good mom.” “Take it back!” “Never! You’ll never be as good as me!!!” Imagine two moms duking it out over their workplace and household achievements. Demanding that, because of one of their children’s achievements, they must...
It was early 2016. My sweet baby girl had just turned one. She was perfect in every way. She loved giving hugs and kisses. She slept well, ate well, and rarely got sick. She loved playing by herself and...
My three-year-old son Joshua caught a nasty virus last week. He was running a fairly high fever on and off for four days, and pretty much took up residence on our couch. I don't know how you react when...
Okay. I admit it. Oprah really has very little to do with how or why I parent with greater intention and use mindfulness practices to reduce the stress in my life and hopefully, with time, in my children’s lives....
When you are carrying your first baby every mother you know will want to tell you about the love you will feel as soon as the baby is laid on your chest. A squirmy, squishy precious newborn brings an...
I still remember the morning my friend Laura taught me the secret to leaving our weekly toddler playgroup without tears and meltdowns – either by my son or me – when I felt incapable of the seamless transitions Laura...
We’ve all seen the posts, waxing poetic about summers of the past: “How to Have a 1970’s Kind of Summer” and “My Kids Couldn’t Survive an 1980’s Summer!” I don't know about you, but posts like these stress me...

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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...