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...
When we first moved to Chattanooga a little more than a year ago, I had an experience I will never forget. I met a group of mommas that are now very near and dear to my heart. In desperation,...
Maintaining

Maintaining

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To maintain is defined as to keep in existence or continuance; to preserve or retain. As busy parents, maintaining is sometimes all we can do. We keep afloat so many aspects of life, hoping to hold its existence long enough...
Long before I became a mother, I was writer and blogger. I was also a sanctimommy. (I realize this is rich, coming from me, a mommy blogger.) I had a LOT of preconceived notions about what motherhood was like...

Just Say No

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A little background: I am a mom to four boys, ages 12, 10, seven, and four. I homeschool them. We have no family nearby, and childcare is 100% up to my husband and me. I work part-time as a...

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A Chattanooga Family’s Guide to December 2019

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Chattanooga comes alive at the holidays! From the lights to the Christmas events, it is easy to stay busy with the magic of Christmas. The bonus is...