It is back to school time! The smell of new crayons, opening a crisp notebook and color coordinating folders are some of my favorite things. I am super excited to start diving into new material with our 3 1/2...
If you are new to parenting or are excitedly planning your journey into your heart and head, I think it is best to know some things before you dive in. I believe one of the more challenging aspects of...
Is it just me or did this summer fly by? As a mom and teacher, I feel like the summers grow shorter every year. I will say though, by the time August rolls around, my crew is typically ready...
I saw this graphic for “never have I ever” things Moms may or may not have done for their kids and found “I have ever” done all of them! Had I reached the peak of parenthood and seen/heard/done it...
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...

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8 Ski Resorts Close To Chattanooga

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If you're a winter sports enthusiast, Chattanooga may not seem like the prime location for finding fresh snow. Don't let that discourage you though;...