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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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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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Bullying: How to Help if Your Child is a Victim

The past week has had me thinking about bullies a lot…and sadly not because I just watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, although that program serves as a case study in bullying and toxic masculinity. From the moment Rudolph comes into the world, even his own father expresses shame over the fact that he looks different. […]

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Chattanooga Holiday Events

Chattanooga Holidays: Family Holiday Events Roundup 2017

Oh, my goodness! I feel just like Will Ferrell in the movie Elf: “It’s SANTA!” From the holiday events at our children’s school to the ornament exchanges and Christmas cookie decorating, there is so much fun to be had this season – whether you decide to stay indoors or venture outside! Happy Holidays in Chattanooga […]

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Chattanooga Halloween Events 2017

Chattanooga Halloween Events 2017

We have finally entered my favorite part of the year: the holiday season! Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, oh my! I don’t know if it’s because I love anything with a theme, all the activities available in and around our community, or the fact that people come together more. No matter, the holiday season is a […]

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Instagrammers I’m Loving: Local Edition

So I’m addicted to my phone. Let’s just get that out there straightaway. I get my news from my phone, I keep up with my friends through my phone, I check the weather with my phone, I take pictures of my cute kid with my phone. You name it, there’s probably an app for it, […]

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