When Dad Knows Best

When Dad Knows Best

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“Mom knows best.” We’ve all heard it, some have set up camp on the phrase, and others roll their eyes at the saying. But what about dads? Do they really know best when it comes to parenting? Having experience...
It’s the first week of January, which means it’s the first week of a new year. “New year, new you.” “Another 365 chances to get it right.” “Out with the old, in with the new.” While I appreciate the opportunity,...
Change is Hard

Change is Hard

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With the new year comes the phrase we hear and say way too often, “New year, new me." I am usually “one of those” who say the phrase. Most of the time, my new year's resolution is to eat...
Five years and two kids ago, when we would go out to eat as a family of four, I’d lay out the ground rules for behavioral expectations for my four- and three-year-old. Then, as we were waiting for our...
Now that we’ve all been at home pretty much full-time for several weeks, it's time to take a moment -- and a breath -- and see how things are going. I don’t mean that daily “holy crap this is...

Love Yourself

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Do you love your body, like really love it? Naked?   In my 34 years of life, I have found so many ways to be dissatisfied with my body, from my skin to my hair and even my face. I've dreamed...
These months have been emotionally difficult. My husband is working from his tractor and I am blessed to be working from home. I'm thankful, but just like so many of you, the situation isn’t easy. I get up early, make coffee,...

Rediscovering Wonder

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Earlier this week I turned 31. Yikes. I’ve had a hard time turning 30 and 31 feels just as bad. I feel like I have all these expectations of what someone in their 30s should be like; well put...

License to Drive

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The day had finally arrived: July 7, 2017. Our daughter was turning 16 years old and life as we knew it would change. As my husband and I sat in the living room with her the evening of her birthday...
There was familiarity to the morning: crisp, cold, and early. As we buckled my little guy into his car seat, I couldn’t help but remember the day he was born. Also, a chilly January morning. My jumbled nerves kept...

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Family-Friendly Hikes Around Chattanooga

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Whether you are visiting Chattanooga or are a local, there are so many beautiful hiking spots to enjoy! Along with breathtaking views of the...