How Turtle Scientists Can Help Us Parent Better

The Chattanooga Aquarium offers two buildings to explore fresh versus salt water creatures, a regular schedule of exhibit talks, and a heartbreaking question that haunted me for weeks after visiting. During the talk on turtles (please don’t ask which ones, they were big, I was listening and also making sure my daughter didn’t wander offContinue reading “How Turtle Scientists Can Help Us Parent Better”

The Chocolate/Jesus Dilemma

When life’s got you nostrils flaring, saying all the cuss words, and adding in “and another thing is” frustrated, what’s your go-to comfort? Now, I’ll pause here. Let me define comfort. The first definition of comfort on Definition.com is: to soothe in time of affliction or distress. Is it just me who finds the definitionContinue reading “The Chocolate/Jesus Dilemma”

4 Small Steps to Growing My (sweet, dumb) Christian Soul

New Year’s resolutions are trite, unhelpful, and usually destined for failure, and if I didn’t love them so much, I’d definitely stop making them. Am I the only one who enjoys a good goal? A personal growth intention synced up with the start of the New Year? For me, my 2020 resolutions fall into oneContinue reading “4 Small Steps to Growing My (sweet, dumb) Christian Soul”

Live Like You’re FitBit

Do you Fitbit? If not, allow me to sing its praises. It tells me, to paraphrase that now-ancient Police tune, every step I take. It’s watching, as Sting was want to sing, every move I make. If I step, burn a calorie, gain an inch of ground, move for a set length of time, myContinue reading “Live Like You’re FitBit”