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A Mother’s Eulogy

Recently, a dear friend and fellow mother passed away. Her Facebook wall is full of people talking about the incredible person she was. She was the kind of person that loved her children selflessly, even in midst of her battle with cancer. She found humor in the direst of situations. One of the last things […]

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6 Ways to Practice Spirituality with Children

This post was written in response to Rochester MN Moms Blog‘s post, Raising Children Without Religion. After sharing that perspective on our social media, we knew it was only appropriate for us to also share the other side of the discussion with our readers. We understand that this conversation has many sides, many opinions, and […]

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Just Say No: Setting Boundaries During the Holidays

Do you feel exhausted during the holidays?  Overextended and unsatisfied?  Do you feel like you’re walking on egg shells?  Trying to please everyone and make sure they’re all happy?  Do you feel anxious amidst the busyness, envying those that seem to be at peace?   Then it might be time to set some boundaries. Boundaries […]

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The Lies Moms Tell Themselves

Step into my office.  Have a seat on my comfortable couch.  Lean in and listen.  I’m about to give you some free therapy.  Don’t worry, you need to hear this.  We all do.  And you will feel better afterwards.  You will leave feeling lighter.  You will be more empowered.  It’s time to expose the lies. […]

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6 Reasons for Moms to Love Memphis

“Laissez les bons temps rouler” is a saying Cajuns have, meaning “let the good times roll!” Louisianians love food, fun, and good company. The crawfish and catfish are to die for. No one is a stranger and everyone is welcome to drink sweet tea on the back porch. Whether it be a football game or […]

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Dads of Girls, We Adore You

Dads of Girls, We Adore You

For all the tiny toes you’ve painted. For the times you’ve played dress up. You’ve attempted to master ponytails and pigtails. You’ve quieted little cries at night with your strength. For the times you watched Sofia instead of the Saints. And Frozen instead of football. You’ve patiently buttoned up little dresses with your big hands. […]

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Taming Your Toddler {Part 2}

This is the second part of a two-part series about Taming Your Toddler. You can find Part 1 here. Create a Calm Down Corner In Part 1 of Taming Your Toddler, we discussed emotion coaching, and how you can teach a young child to manage difficult emotions.  But what do you do when your toddler’s […]

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Taming Your Toddler {Part 1}

Emotion Coaching There’s a reason the twos (or threes, or fours) have been called “terrible.” Emotions rule a toddler’s life like Britney Spears ruled the world of mental breakdowns in 2007. While we can’t completely eliminate tantrums like the princess of pop eliminated her hair, there are things we can do to tame our toddlers. […]

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Invisible Wounds: Redefining Child Abuse

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” -Brene Brown, Rising Strong I have seen it time and time again in the counseling room:  the adult client that does not claim child abuse as part of her history, but carries invisible wounds.  Her heart is bleeding, and […]

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6 Ways to Help Your Child With ADHD

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, you know well the frustration and exhaustion that comes with caring for her. Parenting a child with ADHD requires providing lots of additional energy and effort so the child can function successfully. We salute the moms of children with ADHD! May you be given an extra dose […]

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Meet Misty Smith

Born on the Bayou Jambalaya and a crawfish pie file gumbo! I’m Misty and I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a creole baby, I love Cajun food, a good conversation on the back porch, and, of course, the LSU Tigers (Geaux Tigers, Geaux!). My husband, Aaron, and I are both LSU […]

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