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Conquer your fears

Confessions of a Reformed Scaredy-Cat or 5 Lessons I Learned When I Faced My Fear

Last May, with most of my belongings in storage, I loaded my two boys and our 80 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback in the minivan and headed into the next little chapter of our lives – a near-epic road trip meant to fill the gaping expanse of being between homes for three months as we moved from […]

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I’m a Mom to a Teen that Needs Braces

I’m a Mom to a Teen Who Needs Braces

It’s no secret that teenagers are particularly self-conscious and sensitive. In the social media age, appearance matters more than ever—just think about how today’s teens live in a world of shared selfies and cultivated Instagram personas. If this sounds like your teen, you’ll likely hear some grumbling when it becomes apparent they need braces. Thankfully […]

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Oprah Winfrey or How I Learned to Stop Stressing and Parent More Mindfully

Oprah Winfrey or How I Learned to Stop Stressing and Parent More Mindfully

Okay. I admit it. Oprah really has very little to do with how or why I parent with greater intention and use mindfulness practices to reduce the stress in my life and hopefully, with time, in my children’s lives. But, the inspiring speech Oprah gave to the Agnes Scott College Class of 2017 on Saturday, […]

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ResourcesforNewandBusyChattanoogaMamas.

Resources for New and Busy Chattanooga Mamas

One kid is a lot of kids. If you are a parent to any number of children, you are most likely busy, tired, and stressed way more than you ever imagined you would be. No matter how many kids you have or what their ages are, sometimes you just need a helping hand…and a good […]

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YMCA Summer Camps

YMCA Best Summer Ever and More!

Ready or not, here comes summer! Yes it’s still technically winter, but let’s not split hairs here… the past few weeks have been unseasonably warm, which makes us daydream about summer around the corner. And parents aren’t the only ones counting the days until summer—kids are too! Visions of pools, crafts, freedom, sports, outdoors, nature […]

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