In our culture -- where love is so conditional and measured by clicks and likes or the fickle connections of social media -- our teenagers are desperate for the steady, dependable love of a parent who will walk them...
I have three teenagers. One is a licensed driver, one with her permit who is learning, and another who will soon begin the process. Times can be tough for this mama in the passenger seat! I want to share a...
This week marks a milestone in my mothering. I will officially enter a phase that I have both longed for and dreaded, sometimes for the same reasons. You see, my husband and I have spent the last decade and...
In 2002 I took a job as a communications coordinator at a nonprofit in Chattanooga. I was 24-years-old and we were childless, so switching jobs was an easy decision followed by a seamless move. On the first day of...
Today on National Momographic, we are going to talk about the rarely spotted Teenasaurus Rex. These creatures have been around for millennia, yet many who see them out in public or even have them in their house are still...
When our children start showing those early signs of independence -- daring to touch electrical outlets, throwing a toy for the second time, resisting the jacket they don’t want to wear -- we embark on a long, arduous journey...
A few weeks ago, I had some time to kill. One teen son was at home, and the other was at an event to which he needed a ride. (I’m about a year shy of retiring as the Mom...

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Where To See Christmas Lights In Knoxville

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Driving around town to find the best light display has always been one of my favorite Christmas traditions. My parents drove us around every...