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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

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

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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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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