I'm a lucky lady to have great fathers around me. Between my dad, my husband, my father-in law, I have some great ones to celebrate. The dads I see are putting in the hard work. They are working long days,...
Earlier this month, I got a diagnosis for my son that caught me completely off guard. Now, it wasn’t a devastating blow or anything. On the surface, it’s a manageable condition. (I’m being vague on purpose, just to maintain...
  How did I become a Mom at age 18? That's mostly an obvious question. A better-suited question for a scared, clueless, teenager would be, "How did you choose to become a Mom?" After seeing two pink lines on a stick,...
Parenting roles aren’t gender specific anymore. Nowadays, it seems that the majority of parents believe that “teamwork makes the dream work.” Responsibilities that once were handled by one parent or the other, now have a blended, all-hands-on-deck approach.  In our...
Just because our bodies might be soft from giving birth, this does not mean our minds and abilities have become mush. Once a woman has a baby, that bundle of joy is the only thing on her mind. We...
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...

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You know those videos that fast-forward through someone's day, or even a week, to reveal how exhausting their time has been? And everything just keeps coming and coming, and it seems like there is no end until everything suddenly...
When did we switch from acknowledging our child’s firsts, to focusing on their lasts? At what point did we stop lining their baby book with their first words, first bike ride, first sleepover and move to the last of...
You see a tiny toddler pitching a fit; a pre-teen rolling their eyes; a teenager spinning their car tires after you shortened their curfew by thirty minutes. “You better enjoy this now. Because soon they’ll be gone!” comes the...
Once a woman is married, the most common question she seems to be asked is, “So, when are you going to start having kids?” Once a woman has had her first baby, people feel the need to ask her...

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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...