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Go Ahead, Ask Me About Our Adoption

The other day my daughter and I were playing on the playground after school. A kid, around 8 or 9 if I had to guess, came up to us and asked. “Are you her Mom?” “Yep.” I said. “Is she adopted?” he whispered with extra emphasis on the word ‘adopted.’ “You don’t have to whisper […]

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The Answer to the Dinnertime Struggle :: Le Jardin

Memphis Moms Blog received compensation for writing this, however the opinions and excitement expressed in the post are 100% genuine.Every evening at around 5:00, this is the text I receive:   Panic. Every. Single. Time. What’s for dinner? I have no clue, darling. Probably one of the three things I always end up making. Or […]

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My Kids Have Rights, Too

Picture this: It’s a beautiful bright sunny day in August. It’s hotter than Hades out because we live in the mid-south. I’ve dragged my children into the car and out of it more than a few times. We’re all a bit sweaty and flustered. As we are leaving Target my oldest daughter, Evie, looks up […]

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Colorado Green Chili

My husband is a native Coloradoan. I spent eight wonderful years in the Denver area. While we love living in Memphis, we agree that there are many things we miss: Family, friends, the Rocky Mountains (oh, the Rocky Mountains…), snow (but to be clear, I DO NOT miss the snow), and the incredible and unparalleled […]

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It’s Not My Season

Parenthood brings forth a lot of growth and self-awareness.  Actually, parenthood can make you feel nothing like yourself, but amazingly self-aware, for perhaps, the first time ever.  I think much of life prior to having kids is viewing yourself the way you want to be; who you want to be.  For the longest time, I […]

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Fun Finds in Fayette County

Have you ever ventured out to Fayette County? It is the rural area beyond the suburbs that surround Memphis. As Shelby County’s eastern neighbor, it is made of the following cities and towns: Eads, Oakland, Galloway, Somerville, Piperton, Rossville, Moscow, LaGrange, and few other pockets in between. When driving along the main roads of this county, it […]

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10 Must-Haves for Road Trips With Kids

It’s almost time of year! The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means everyone will be traveling to grandparents’ houses, aunts’ and uncles’ houses, and a lucky few will even being going on vacation! Over the past five years, my husband and I have developed a rather comprehensive “must-have” list when it comes to traveling down […]

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