I Lie to My Kids

I Lie to My Kids

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Little white lies. They start off innocently enough. Usually I don’t agree with lying, but when it comes to parenting, let’s face it: sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Parenting is hard, so sometimes I find myself...
So, y’all, we won the lottery. No, not the millions of dollars kind. (Sadly.) But a few years ago, when my oldest child was in preschool, we won the lottery with the number 23. It was good enough to secure...
“Step on a crack, break your mama’s back.” “Don’t open an umbrella indoors.” “Sharing your birthday wish with someone will cause it not to come to pass.” We have all heard these superstitions and more before, but when you become...
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...
Dashing through the aisles at Target on a mission to grab a few more storage bins for packing, I skid my cart to a stop and reach for the Corn Flakes. This deal is too good to pass up!...
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...

Road to Adulthood

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It’s the start of a new school year for both sets of kids in my life. I’m the mom to a 4th and 5th grader and a pseudo-mom to a whole host of college students. In August particularly, my...
Over the last month or two, I’ve accumulated school supplies like I’m outfitting an entire classroom. I got the list from the school’s website well before anyone told me to and set out to buy supplies while the store...
I went to college to be a teacher. I was heavily influenced by teachers throughout my childhood, and it seemed logical to follow in those footsteps. Through a variety of twists and turns, my calling in life has shifted...
It doesn’t seem real. From a teacher’s perspective, we literally finished school only yesterday. But here we are again. Typically, this is a popular time for parents as we send our kids back to school. New clothes, shoes, backpacks...

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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...