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Dear Broken Mama

Dear Broken Mama, Today was hard, wasn’t it? Life has thrown you some curveballs, and you’re struggling just to keep up. You miss the days when things were simpler, when things felt more carefree. You feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, and it’s suffocating. You wonder how you ended up here, […]

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Cups to Saucers: That Thing You Need To Do NOW.

  BOOBS. TATAS. BREASTS. We mamas have such a love/hate relationship with them, don’t we? They change size. They make food. They get us LOTS of attention. And if you’re like me, you get pictures taken of them regularly. No, not in the Girls Gone Wild way (calm down, Dad). I’m talking about regular breast exams. Because breast […]

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Stuck in the Middle: Diastasis Recti and How I Fixed It

I have a confession to make: I was totally unprepared for this motherhood gig. I’m not talking about Moby wraps or Nose Friedas. I’m getting even more personal, mamas.  I’m talking about the war that raged between my pre-pregnancy and postpartum bodies. It was hardcore, and to be quite honest, it made me feel like crap for […]

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10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Homeschooling

You’re thinking about homeschooling, aren’t you? Don’t be shy. I see you looking. Whether you’re new to homeschooling, toying with the idea of homeschooling, or seeking to support a homeschooling family, you’re undoubtedly curious. I’ll let you in on a secret: there’s a huge learning curve associated with homeschooling, and it’s not what you’re thinking. It […]

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Those Post-Vasectomy Blues Memphis Moms Blog Jeanie Whinghter

Those Post-Vasectomy Blues

Today, I woke up CONVINCED that I was pregnant. I had a dream about it that was incredibly vivid. I got that fluttery, excited feeling like I did with my other 4 pregnancies. I scrambled to find a pregnancy test. I got nervous about how we’d handle another baby. It was overwhelming until I remembered one thing…. My […]

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This holiday, we are enough

Growing up, my family was the center of all holidays. No matter how far we strayed during the year, we always came home for the holidays. After I got married, my husband and I kept that tradition. Our respective families were the focus of our holidays. At first, it was easy. Spending a holiday without them just felt […]

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Why Cancer Patients Need a Good Bra {and it’s not what you think!}

CANCER. It’s a complete sucker punch. And when it happens to someone we love, IT. SUCKS. We’re desperate to help, but feel helpless. I’ve had cancer. I’ve supported both of my parents through it. My strategy? BE A BRA. Lift up. Provide support. Give comfort. Cancer is a roller coaster of emotions. Some days feel calm. Others feel […]

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Check Your Neck: The Skinny on Thyroid Cancer

When folks learn I’ve had thyroid cancer, they always ask “how’d you know?” Truth is, I didn’t have a clue. I was 33. I felt great. Nothing hurt. Nothing seemed odd. MY THYROID LEVELS WERE NORMAL. I didn’t realize that women around my age are the ones who should be checking for this type of cancer (we’re […]

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Confessions of a Retired Perfectionist Jeanie Whinghter Memphis Moms Blog

Confessions of a Retired Perfectionist

From the instant I found out I was pregnant, I devoted an embarrassingly huge chunk of time looking for how to do things “The Right Way.” I wanted to be the BESTEST-MOST-FUNNEST-AWESOME-MOM EVER. Quite frankly, I was terrified to mess up this parenting gig. I put so much pressure on myself to perfect Motherhood that I felt […]

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Accidentally Homeschooling Memphis Moms Blog Jeanie Whinghter

Accidentally Homeschooling

When I tell folks that I Homeschool my kiddos, I usually get one of two responses: Bless your heart, I could never do THAT. I’m thinking of doing that, but ALL. THESE. QUESTIONS… Trust me, Mama, I never thought I’d be Homeschooling. I thought it was something reserved for Certifiably-Crazy-Vigilante-Hyper-Organized-Save-the-World-We’re-Better-Than-You type people (TRANSLATION: NOT me). […]

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Dear Miscarriage

Dear Miscarriage, It was awful of you just to come into my life, take away my opportunity to be a Mom, and leave me completely empty. To steal the joy of my pregnancy. You’re ugly, and I hate you. You are a haunting loss that is practically invisible to those around me. You’re a cruel tease. Where’s the “What to […]

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Jeanie Whinghter Memphis Moms Blog contributor

Meet Jeanie Whinghter

Hi there! I’m Jeanie Whinghter (wing-tur). I’m a psychologist transplanted to Memphis, where my husband, Matt, and I have lived for ten years – the longest I’ve ever lived anywhere! I grew up moving around quite a bit, with North Carolina as what I most consider “home.” I met Matt in Clemson, South Carolina and […]

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