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A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Not the movie. But I do turn into a scary, sound-hunting momster during my son’s quiet time. We didn’t always do quiet time, but it became a life-or-death situation for my sanity. So, as of two weeks ago, we do quiet time every. single. day. A few months before my son turned three, he decided […]

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Caring for Tricycles to Wheelchairs :: Moms Caught in the Middle

I watched my friend’s profile as she spoke. The subtle way she bowed her head. Her nearly translucent eyelashes blinking away the afternoon sunlight. Her hands silently wrapping and unwrapping a Kleenex. Comforting and caring for a friend was the easiest thing in the world for Lena. I was moved by her voice, the words […]

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Hotel Can't Afford Ya

Hotel Can’t Afford Ya

My parents never took me on vacation. Well, not in the summer anyway. And certainly nowhere exotic, fancy or far away. Hotels, beach houses, chalets, cabins in the woods? Those were all for rich people. I grew up hearing stories of how my classmates celebrated their summers, vacationing with family. This was a completely foreign […]

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Family Friendly Riverbend

The annual Riverbend Festival begins today! Riverbend has been a summer staple in Chattanooga for over 35 years. Most Chattanoogans are familiar with the annual eight-day event, and while “family friendly” might not be the first thought to come to mind when thinking of Riverbend, there are plenty of things to do for the whole […]

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