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Seven Signs You’re a BST Addict

When I was in high school, I worked at a local children’s clothing boutique. I loved selling the beautiful smocks, ruffles, bows, and soft knits, and knew that, when the time came, I would want to outfit my children in the sweet styles I had come to love.  So – when the time came, and […]

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The Guilt of a Working Mom

You clung to my neck, grasping tightly and sobbing. You didn’t want to let go, didn’t want to go over that threshold into the nursery filled with friends and fun. It’s ok – I didn’t want to let go either. We’d had another amazingly fun weekend together. We played, we sang, we snuggled. Monday morning […]

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The Only Piece of Parenting Advice You’ll Need

Venturing into the world of parenthood is a scary thing. You need to be prepared. To know the answers. To  anticipate all the choices you’ll have to make (oh, so many choices). Starting long before I was even pregnant, I was reading all sorts of mom-advice posts, pinning and saving the sage wisdom to my memory. […]

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Making It Through the Breastfeeding Blues

I chose to breastfeed my daughter – and I’m so glad I did. We had a truly amazing experience, one that I would not trade for anything. Now… before you start hating on me, thinking that I’m gloating, making assumptions about my journey, know that it was not easy. Not at all. I was not […]

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What I Learned About Parenting From Pat Summitt

We lost a legend today. Pat Summitt, former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball head coach, died at the age of 64. Coach Summitt holds the records for the most wins of any NCAA basketball coach, male or female, coaching the Lady Vols from 1974 – 2012. For so many, Coach Summitt was a mentor and […]

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Stuffed: {non-candy} Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is around the corner – has the bunny been taking care of his shopping? Whether your plans include going to church, hunting for eggs, stuffing your face with delicious food while surrounded with family and friends, dyeing your hands/table/eggs, or sticking your adorable infant into a giant rabbit’s lap for pictures, odds are your […]

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The Case for Summer Camp

Part of a mom is learning to exist in the moment while simultaneously planning ahead…and so today, though it is chilly, dreary, and decidedly winter, I want you to think ahead to summer. Have you considered whether your kiddo will be going to summer camp? If you haven’t, or if you’re on the fence, I’m […]

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Lessons Learned One Year In

My daughter, Ruthie, just turned one at the beginning of January. One. How has a whole year gone by? I look at her and she has changed and grown so much–and so have I. We’ve been on this journey together and with each day, I have learned so much. I knew I wanted to be […]

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