Moms Should Never Say Never

Never Say Never

Listen.  I am not a parenting expert by any standard, but there definitely was a point in time where I thought I was getting pretty close. When I had my first baby, I had just endured nine months of unsolicited advice and horror stories from every person I encountered. All of that on top of […]

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Lost Art of Calling Home

Lost Art of Calling Home

When I was around eighteen-years-old, I bought a book that inspired me. It was focused on a young woman’s love for herself (mind, body, and soul). As I prepared to leave my parents’ home and move into my first apartment, one chapter really set with me. It was a note on “10 Things to Do […]

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This is a screen shot of me actually playing fortnite. I'm not kidding. I played the game to get a screen shot.

In Defense of Fortnite

I know, I know. Put down your pitchforks. Screen time for young children is the modern-day equivalent of giving your kid a sip of beer, but hear me out. We’ve all seen the studies: too much screen time is bad. How much is too much? No idea. Is certain screen time better than others? Maybe. […]

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You're Probably an Ambivert

You’re Probably an Ambivert

No one who knows me would peg me as an extrovert. When I told my parents that I’m actually an extrovert based on the true definition of the word, they balked at the idea. I’m quiet and reserved, I don’t like ordering food at restaurants, and I shy away from confrontation and saying hi to […]

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ChattanoogaFall Round-up2018

Chattanooga Fall Round-Up {2018}

Although it is still hot, the bees and mosquitoes are still buzzing and college football fans are still hopeful and full of dreams, let’s think about fall, shall we? A fall where cardigans and hooded sweatshirts are the norm. A fall where football and marching bands reign supreme. A fall where the leaves change and every […]

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sec football for the uninitiated

SEC Football for the Uninitiated

In 2011, a man called Paul Finebaum’s ESPN radio show. (For the uninitiated, Finebaum is the King of SEC football reportage.) The caller, an Alabama fan, announced he had poisoned a tree, a specific and very important Auburn University tree. Just like a Southern gothic novel, he murdered a…well…a tree. As he hung up, I’m […]

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