Before my oldest child (now entering fifth grade) even started kindergarten, I bought into the Bento box phenomenon. Why? There's little to no unwrapping, it reduces plastic waste, and the small compartments are just plain appealing to little eyes....
We like to talk about the happy side of parenting -- the fun times -- but sometimes parenting is hard. I cried today. Not the overjoyed seeing my child do something sweet kind of cry, but the this is...
Mamas. It is the end of an era. Today we reached a milestone. Today we got rid of the race car bed that my son has slept in since he left his crib seven years ago. In just a...
Raising Kind Kids

Raising Kind Kids

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It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. – L.R. Knost Random Acts of Kindness...
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve spent the last two years explaining hard things to my son. Why he can’t go to school and be with his friends. Why he can’t have playdates or birthday...
No, my kids don’t have to share, and no, I’m not sorry. Before we dive into this statement, know that I am not against sharing and I am not raising my kids to be selfish. There is logic to...
Don’t mind me coming to you with parenting advice for kids with an age gap when I’m in the thick of it as a mom to a teen boy (13) and two girls (eight and nine). There have been...
Being a mom can be hard. Sometimes it feels like there is no end to the things you need to do and the responsibilities that fill your day. It's easy to find yourself running on empty or wondering how...
Having a math teacher as a husband can have its definite advantages; I'm never expected to help with 7th grade math homework, for example. (In fact, because math has changed so much since we were in school, I'm pretty...
So when did I, as a parent, realize how fragile the lines of communication are and will continue to be with my daughter? Just a few days ago, when, for about the second time in a week she said,...

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Chattanooga Halloween Events

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Halloween season is upon us, and with it come tons of fun events around the Scenic City. Grab your costume and get ready for...