I always wanted four boys. I was the first daughter after four sons and it always looked like my brothers had so much fun together when I was growing up behind them. Being surrounded by six brothers but only...
I've been struggling lately with a parenting conundrum, and by struggling, I mean I've been a stressed-out, half-hysterical mess. What's gotten this momma bear wanting to pull out tufts of hair? In short, school and a daughter who is already...
My children are very close in age. They have played together since my youngest was born. Now, for the first time in three and a half years, they will be separated as my son heads into prek. I wasn't...
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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,...
Many children’s TV shows have come and gone in my nine years of parenting, but one that has really stuck with me is Curious George. I don’t know what it is about that sweet little monkey, but I truly...
My boys start back to school tomorrow. I feel depressed just typing that. Since I’m a teacher, I started back last week. Our summer was over in the blink of an eye. As much as I love summer break...
I feel like I should start this post by saying that, in regard to "inappropriate language,” I will not invalidate other parents' decisions. I simply plan to lay out my own stance in as humorous a clucking way as...
When my boys were babies and toddlers, my husband and I imagined our future days full of practices, games, and chauffeuring our boys from one sporting event to the next. We both played sports growing up, so having all...
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....
Next month will bring big changes to our household. My toddler, who long ago stopped fitting the definition of “toddler,” will become a preschooler in both title and position. He turns four in August. The week after his birthday,...

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Chattanooga Holidays: Family Holiday Events Roundup

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go! Oh, how I love this time of year: the lights, the laughter, the...