His pudgy fingers wrap themselves around my strands of hair, hold on tightly and pull. ...
It began with bad timing. I wasn’t looking for a dinner revolution any more than ...
Over three years ago I wrote a post about non-toy gifts. It was a *hint ...
I am so tired of being Hey girled. I’m tired of my Facebook friends turning ...
Dear Firstborn, I can’t believe in a few weeks you will become a big sibling. ...
I’m laying in bed at 4:30am when a paw scratches across my face. Our eight-month-old ...
My name is Jenna and I’m a self-proclaimed SCRUNCHY MAMA. I’m not crunchy enough to ...
It’s every working mom’s dream. It’s a right of passage. In truth, it’s an occasion ...
You get a lot of warnings and well-intentioned advice when you’re expecting, and quite a range, depending on the range of your circle. Everyone’s experiences will paint the words they share with you. Some will ring true for you, some will not. By the time you’re staring down your due date, you feel as though […]
Since the moment my son was born, I’ve had this strange, otherworldly feeling like I can’t believe he’s real. I catch myself gazing at him wondering how the heck I was ever so lucky to get to be his mom. I have to pinch myself regularly to confirm that this is not all just a […]
Women are amazing. We are seekers of everything wonderful. We want everything to be just perfect, from the temperature in our newborn baby’s room, to the color and length of the curtains in the living room. We are both nurturing and fierce. We can nurse a newborn with tenderness, and then turn around and defend […]
Are you considering enrolling your child in a Preschool? If so, you need to know that not all Preschools are the same and the benefits of a Performing Arts Preschool Programs are incredible. It is important that parents choose carefully and wisely since this is a vital age for the development of young minds. To […]
Often moms tell me “I just can’t get my kids to look at the camera and smile” or “I just want good photos of my kids.” Perhaps the one thing moms hold to be universally true is that we want to remember our kids as kids. There is no better way to hold onto fleeting […]
No matter if you are planning an event for your church or a business meeting, it’s always a tedious process trying to figure out which catering service works best for your needs. It’s a known fact that almost all restaurants are able to produce catering orders, and sometimes we just want to write a check […]
Society today revolves around judgment, criticism, and the feeling of always comparing yourself to someone. Blame it on social media, blame it on the media, blame it on human nature. Regardless, it is never-ending. In elementary school, you worry about who your best friend is and whose sleepover you didn’t get invited to. In high […]
About a year and a half ago I saw previews for a new show. They looked interesting and it looked to be well done. I was intrigued. I missed the night of the premier, and before I even had a chance to look it up and watch it, I had gotten handfuls of messages from […]
Listen. Valentine’s Day is dumb, and you know it. You know this holiday is a giant marketing scheme. You know it’s emotional manipulation toward loneliness-avoidance and therapeutic spending. You know prices are jacked up on everything pink or red or sparkly. And you know this holiday is directly targeted to spoil women, and not in […]
With less than a month to go, perhaps you’re looking for some fresh spring break ideas. You’ve loaded up the kids more times than you can count to visit Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, you’ve exhausted the sites and activities in Chattanooga, and you don’t want to break the bank on plane tickets. The beach isn’t […]
These Sloppy Joes are not your normal Joe. They’re a cool Joe, with lots of flavor and topped with crunchy corn chips. There are plenty of foods that remind me of my childhood. Some are regional-based and only people from a particular area know what the heck you’re talking about. For example, if you say […]
It happens…it could be because we are tired of hearing their constant whining for a phone, or because we want to upgrade ours to the latest model, or because we think that all their friends have one…we succumb to the pressure. We act carelessly. Our brain seems to regress like theirs, and we give them […]