Author Archive | Danielle Guess

Succession of Genders (2)

Succession of Genders

I’m fully aware that some women may never have thought through what the gender of their baby would be. As a little bit of a deep thinker, I remember pondering the gender of my first child. It was such an inconvenient time to be pregnant: 18 years young, fresh out of high school, with a […]

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Wiping Front to Back and Other Shifty Lessons I’ve Taught My Kids

There are deep, valuable lessons at each stage of life despite seemingly menial tasks that should just be grasped onto. Still, I find myself asking my ten-year-old, “Did you even wash while you were in the shower for thirty minutes?!” I am not sure of your parenting style, but I take great comfort in those […]

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Widowed Momma

To the Widowed Momma

Being a widow at 20-years-old was not in my childhood, prince charming-filled dreams. Neither was becoming a mom at 18 years of age. The people who were around after the funeral told me that being a widow must feel a lot like a divorce. I believe that was their way of being empathetic. I had […]

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You are Enough, Momma

You are Enough, Momma

“I’m the good mom.” “No, I’m the good mom.” “Take it back!” “Never! You’ll never be as good as me!!!” Imagine two moms duking it out over their workplace and household achievements. Demanding that, because of one of their children’s achievements, they must be better than the other. Grappling at every tangible piece of evidence […]

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Outskirts of Town Chattanooga | Chattanooga Moms Blog

Outskirts of Town: Ringgold, Georgia {Series}

If Chattanooga isn’t Southern enough for you, travel just a little further down I-75 to Ringgold, GA. History My town was founded in 1846 and has changed landscape from cattle farms and hay fields to well-established neighborhoods and a lively exit for motorists. Mayor Millwood has recently replaced Mayor Joe Barger of 47 years. When […]

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Traveling Momma (2)

The Traveling Mom Guilt

Oh, the glamorous life the jet-setting woman leads. Packing a bag just for herself, flinging her cares to the wind, hopping on a plane in one time zone and landing into an adventure in another. Not a guilt feeling or worry in the world.  Ah…Mommas, can you feel the freedom? Probably not if you are imagining […]

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