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Books about Racism in America(1)

Five Great Books to Help Us Talk About Racism

I’m a privileged white woman in America. Some days, this country seems stranger and stranger and I don’t know what it’s going to look like in 20 years. We joke about millennials, of which I would say I am not quite one. (I’m a 1982 baby, and kind of fall into that middle, Xennial, Oregon […]

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Little Free Libraries

Why I Love Little Free Libraries and Where to Find them in Chattanooga

Have you noticed the micro libraries popping up around the city in public spaces over the last few years? The take-a-book, leave-a-book movement these curbside book stations represent has gone global, building over 60,000 book exchanges in more than 70 countries since it began in 2009. Most of the house-shaped libraries are just a little […]

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I belong to Me

I Belong to Me

I recently read a book by one of my favorite authors, Brené Brown. The first chapter resonated with me deeply. It was about wanting to belong, having the feeling of belonging, and then experiencing the pain of loss upon realizing that we don’t in fact belong. The chapter also describes adjusting whom we are in […]

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Gorgeous Picture Books to Gift | Chattanooga Moms Blog

Gorgeous Picture Books to Gift (or Just Enjoy!)

We have a full-on love affair with the library at our house. Despite having two full bookshelves of their own books, my kids prefer to only read books from the public library and the library at their school. It’s insane, yes. And there are some books at home they read again and again (the Elephant […]

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Mom's Summer Reading List

Mom’s Summer Reading List

Recently, I’ve realized that I’m happiest when I have a book to read. Like basically every other human being under the age of 70, I have a crippling addiction to my phone. A few short minutes of quiet with nothing to look at leaves my junkie brain screaming for some kind of stimulation. If I […]

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summers at library

Three Summer Boredom Busters at the Library

In the hot summer months, I try my best to play outside with my boys. But, within no time, I find myself mumbling, “Hot, cranky kids…not good for Mommy.” Do you agree? Summer is here but don’t worry. Your local library will save you and your wilting children. Library as the heart of the community […]

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