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The Table

The Table

School is back in session and I wholeheartedly welcome routine back to our day-to-day life. Schedules are posted on the fridge and in binders, and calendars are filled with planned adventures for the school year. Meal planning has begun and with everyone’s schedule, I am determined to have as many family meals as possible. There […]

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

This week marks a new beginning for our family. This was my daughter’s first week of preschool. In addition, she will be transitioning from going two days a week at a home-based daycare, to preschool five days a week. I will be going back to work full-time. I thought I would be more emotional about […]

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Your School Parent-Teacher Group Needs You

Your School Parent-Teacher Group Needs You

You’ve probably heard the cliché “It takes a village…” when it comes to raising children. I would dare to say that many of you have carefully cultivated your village – creating carpools; watching out for your friends’ kids, and even correcting their behavior at events or when they visit your home; cheerleading their efforts; and […]

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BACK TO BUSY- (3)

Back to Busy: Budgeting Family Time During the School Year

I’ll never forget when a mom a few years down the road of life informed me that life gets busier as children get older. I couldn’t comprehend her statement at the time, because my life with three little kids seemed so hectic! However, when my firstborn started kindergarten along with gymnastics and piano lessons, I […]

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I Like My Kids Like I Like My Chicken

I Like My Kids Like I Like My Chicken

A debate sprung up on a Chattanooga mom’s Facebook page the other day when someone posted about the appropriate age to allow your children to play outside alone. The responses were split — some mothers vehemently against letting their children outside unsupervised, while others were comfortable letting their kids explore starting at toddlerdom. And, of course, […]

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