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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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Easter Basket Ideas Memphis Moms Blog

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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DIY Teacher Gift

Show Your Teachers the Love

Teachers are special people. Working in education, I see firsthand the love and care that each teacher pours into their classroom. Now as a mom, I’m experiencing the magic of a good teacher from a different angle. Even though Ruthie is only 11 months, she’s in the nursery at school and so she’s got two […]

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Losing My Identity Memphis Moms Blog

Losing My Identity

I was convinced that being a mom wouldn’t change me. When I got married, my friends told me that, once I was a wife, I would be different. Independent by nature, I was convinced that it wouldn’t be the case. And almost seven years in, I do believe that being married hasn’t changed me. I’m […]

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