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Outdoor Chattanooga

October is finally here and I hope the weather in Chattanooga cooperates! I absolutely LOVE fall and all it has to bring: cooler weather, shorter days, cozy sweaters, caramel apples, bonfires, hayrides and for me, a lot more outdoor time! Summer is my least favorite season which lasts entirely too long in Tennessee for this […]

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Please, Don't Believe the lies of postpartum depression

Please, Don’t Believe the Lies of Postpartum Depression: One Mom’s Story & Plea

Last week, a young woman I grew up with in church youth group committed suicide. Allison was 32 years old, beautiful and well-loved, with a husband and a four-month-old daughter. So why? Postpartum depression. That is haunting to me, knowing so many women battle this same issue. Myself included. My story My journey with depression started […]

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Life with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Life With Pelvic Organ Prolapse

What’s ‘pelvic organ prolapse,’ you say? Well, I was in your shoes just over a year ago. I had never really heard the term before, and I certainly didn’t know it could reference a woman who had just given birth. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: the descent or dropping of one or more pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, […]

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Hiking Guide

The Complete Kid’s Guide: Hiking with Parents in Chattanooga

Disclaimer: In case you begin to compare your precious progeny’s intellectual ability with my own, this post is not in fact published by my dear son, and I have taken some liberties writing facetiously in his name.  A couple months ago, my mother wrote a post for this website about my brothers and I, particularly about our lack of […]

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Tooth Tips: Keeping Your Child’s Smile Healthy

A healthy mouth is an important part of a healthy body. Being informed about proper dental hygiene, good eating habits, and a routine care by a dental professional all contribute toward a beautiful smile. General guidelines suggest a dental evaluation when the first baby tooth erupts or by age one. This is an overall assessment […]

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