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A Mom’s Summer Reading List

Summer is the perfect season for escaping with a good book. Whether you are at the beach with the fam, sitting in the camp carpool pickup line, or just enjoying the quiet in your backyard during naptime, reading a good book is a great way to relax and enjoy some “me” time. Here are a […]

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Cinco de Mayo like a Mom

It’s a day more celebrated in America than in its own country of origin and for good reason…TACOS.    Cinco de Mayo, which occurs on the 5th day of May, commemorates Mexico’s unlikely victory over France in the 1862 Franco-Mexican war but is primarily observed in the state of Puebla where the battle was fought.  […]

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How to Rock the Mom Uniform

  People who don’t know me must think I work-out every day. And while I’d like to say it is because of my rock-hard abs or toned triceps, that is unfortunately not the case.  However,  my wardrobe suggests otherwise, and I’m okay with that.  You see, I work from home as an event planner and […]

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Proud to be on the PTA

We’ve all seen the movie Bad Moms, right? The one about the moms who are doing the best they can to get by only to be utterly shamed by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) queen bees for their lack of perfection and involvement? Right, so I’ll admit, it didn’t do much for the stereotype that […]

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Consignment Sales :: A How-To Guide

I have a son and a daughter. One of each…perfection, they say. Right? Yes! And no. For instance, I don’t get the benefit of buying a beautiful, pricey, brand-name article of clothing without the guilt of knowing only one child of mine will ever wear it. And in those early years when they are growing […]

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things (About Thanksgiving)

When I was a child, my favorite holiday was Christmas–the gifts, the sweets, and the twinkly lights were as seductive as a nap for a mom with a newborn.  During high school and college, Halloween was the highlight of my year. I mean, what teenager doesn’t revel in a little sanctioned mischief?  But now, as an […]

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How to Survive Football Season When You’re Not a Fan

I don’t like football. There, I said it.  I’m a southern girl, married to a southern boy, and I have absolutely no interest in watching football. Not college, not pro, not even pee-wee.  I just don’t get it… the downs, the flags, the yards, and don’t even get me started on that yellow line that you […]

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Gearing Up for Kindergarten

I remember it vividly… that mixed feeling of hope and uncertainty, excitement and fear. You’ve been waiting for this for 5 years (or more) and now that it’s here, you aren’t sure they’re ready. No, it’s not college, it’s Kindergarten. But it’s no joke, my friends, this thing they call “SK.” They say today’s Kindergarten […]

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Because She is My Sister

My best friend and I are four years apart in age, have completely different lifestyles, and surround ourselves with totally different types of people. In truth, we couldn’t be more dissimilar. Even now, we live on opposite ends of the city… she in Midtown and I in the suburbs.  I’m as straight-laced as it gets. […]

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Memphis Moms Blog Ultimate Guide to Easter Events in Memphis

Guide to Easter Events

Hippity, hoppity, Easter is on its way! From hunts to pictures with the Easter Bunny to activities even your older kids will enjoy, we’ve got lots of ideas on how to spring into the spirit! First, dust off your baskets and get ready for the timeless tradition of the beloved Easter Egg Hunt! There are […]

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Spring Break Close to Home

By the time March rolls around, my family has a serious case of Spring Fever and Spring Break is the perfect cure! But you don’t have to spend a fortune taking the kids skiing in Colorado or risking too-cold temps at the beach. Memphis is an easy drive from several family-friendly destinations that are easy […]

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