The Essential Christmas

The Essential Christmas

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Over the last year I’ve been working to determine what is essential. What is it about my life, my career, and my focus that is non-negotiable? What am I simply not willing to push aside for the sake of...
It's hard to believe that November is already here! With the advent of this month, the holiday frenzy is beginning to rev up. If you're like me, you're probably eagerly awaiting the release of Black Friday ads and squirreling...
When I went in for my radioactive iodine treatment two years ago, the tech who was prepping me for the dose started asking me about my pregnancy after I mentioned that the isolation requirement would be tough on me...
We read a lot of blog posts, articles, and Facebook opinions about how to raise our kids or why one way is the right way. Whether you’re an attachment parent or a free range kids kind of person, breastfeeding...
Picture it: 1995, Wednesday evenings, 5:45pm. I dreaded all the above as I knew they meant one thing: piano lessons. You see, my mom grew up spending many a day at piano practice perfecting her craft, the one she loved...

Disney as an Adult

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As a child of the '90s, I’m a HUGE Disney fan. All things Disney…give them to me. I can kill a Disney trivia quiz, name every movie and character, and the ONLY music I play in my 4th grade...
From Experience

From Experience

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I read a spectacular article about surrounding yourself with people who build you up. Friends who love you, pour into you and root for your success. I am thankful that today I have a wonderful tribe of Godly, empowering women who,...
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...
Becoming a mother at 19 could have been something that either broke me or shaped me. Even without any wisdom and barely any knowledge as a first time mom, I knew that this could be a learning experience. I thought...
Share Your Messy Life

Share Your Messy Life

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When I was a teenager, I babysat for a family at church. The dad worked full-time while the mom stayed home with their three young children. The kids were stair steps -- right around two years apart -- so...

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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...