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Keeping Gratitude on the Table

Before we eat dinner, my husband and I share something we’re grateful for. It’s a tradition we started shortly after we were married and decided to have dinner at the table instead of in front of the television like we’d done for years. Occasionally, it’s a big thing like, “I’m grateful the tests came back […]

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I’m Writing A Novel in November and You Should Join Me

This November I’m going to try to write a novel in 30 days, just like I have for the past thirteen Novembers. I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month along with several hundred thousand other people from around the world. The rules of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, are pretty simple: write a novel […]

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901 Rocks!

Have you heard of 901 Rocks, the new game that’s sweeping through Memphis? Created by Midtown residents Lisa Dawson and Amy McSpadden, 901 Rocks combines arts and crafts with treasure hunting. The rules are simple: Paint a rock. Tag it with “#901Rocks.” Hide it somewhere in the Memphis area. Look around for more rocks. The […]

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Six Books for Little Memphians

Ready to liven up that bedtime routine with some different books for your kids? We’ve compiled this fun list of books for children–all about Memphis and Tennessee!   What Every Child Needs To Know About Elvis Presley While your preschooler might be too young to appreciate the time capsule that is Graceland, it’s never too […]

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Two Beds Are Better Than One

May was Better Sleep Month (so we’re a few days late… oops!) and is there anyone who couldn’t use a better night’s sleep? There are all sorts of tips and tricks for getting better rest: cutting out caffeine, reducing evening screen time, creating relaxing bedtime rituals. But my husband and I took things a few […]

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When I Can’t Have Babies, I Foster Dogs

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to foster dogs. I’m a big time dog lover and am very aware of the homeless pet problem in Memphis. I badgered my husband for years, but there were always reasons not to do it, namely, we already had two dogs of our own and we […]

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Say Hello to Jenny!

Hello! I’m Jenny. I’m a native Memphian and except for a short stint in the sticks of Mississippi I’ve lived in Memphis my entire life. Despite this, I have no idea where anything is and still get turned around every time I need to go to the airport. In my twenties I got a job […]

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