A new school year is usually a hectic time in my house as we get ready to jump into a new year of homeschool. But as the school year draws near this year, I find myself in a new...
This weekend, the laundry is staying unwashed. The dishes aren't getting unloaded. Books will remain unread at nighttime, and the kids may get snapped at if they open my bedroom door one more time. This mommy is on strike. This mommy...

The Self-Care Myth

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Self-care seems to be all the rage these days. Everywhere I turn, I hear people talking about the importance of prioritizing yourself. I have heard suggestions that range from pedicures to spa getaways to full weeks of vacations with...
What does it really mean to have a good imagination? I think we as parents are always experiencing small moments of pride and pleasure when our children are complimented. I often feel that the epitome of all compliments runs along...
I’m sorry. I am sorry that I can’t be as supportive and attentive as I once was. I often think about texting you to check in and see how everything is going and ask how your family is, but...
First thing every morning I consider my goals for the day. What do I hope to achieve before the day ends? I think about the kids and how they’ll need me (subject to change 19 times, of course). I...
As my son has gotten older, I have become less anxious about things happening to him and more confident in his ability to handle himself around, say, outlets, roadways, bath water, and cats. However, over the past several months, I...

No One Has It Easy

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I was hoisting the enormous infant car seat onto my hip, juggling keys, a bag, and a water bottle, feeling the usual mix of "I've totally got this" and "I'm a hot mess," when I heard an older woman...
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,...
“Moooommmmyyyyy! Mommy!!!” her little voice grew louder and more impatient as she yelled from her crib, protesting naptime. My heartbeat thumped faster, and I knew her naptime protest would limit the only bit of alone time I would get...

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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;...