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My Kids Have Rights, Too

Picture this: It’s a beautiful bright sunny day in August. It’s hotter than Hades out because we live in the mid-south. I’ve dragged my children into the car and out of it more than a few times. We’re all a bit sweaty and flustered. As we are leaving Target my oldest daughter, Evie, looks up […]

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On Parenting in the Midst of Tragedy

All great changes are preceded by chaos. -Deepak Chopra You know what? I sure as hell hope that is true. What has happened to our world? What is going on? In the past month we’ve experienced a mass shooting at a nightclub, multiple bombings and shooting in Islamic countries, two more black men dead at the […]

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My Internet Friends Are Real

And they are amazing. In early November 2013 I nervously logged in to a popular parenting website, navigated my way to my birth month board and made my first post. I introduced myself, created a signature and hoped for the best. I did not expect to make sixty of my closest friends. It sounds a little […]

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I’m Glad I Chose a Repeat C-Section

The birth of my first daughter, Evie was… well let’s just say it did not go according to plan. I didn’t have a real birth plan, per se. I’m not a big fan of them, and I believe they set mothers up to feel like failures if the birth doesn’t go according to their wishes. […]

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No, My Husband Doesn’t Need a Boy

There’s a question every mom or dad of two girls is asked at least once per week. Strangers, family, friends, doctors, co-workers, people you’ve just met, parents of friends, friends of parents, zoo workers, mail people, the little old lady at Target–you get the drift–they all seem to have one burning question. I was first […]

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When Mom Suffers from Anxiety: 5 Things You Should Know

I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in my early twenties. When it became clear that drugs (in my case a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI) were not a great option for me, my doctor worked with me to come up with some coping mechanisms. These are generally known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy […]

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Crock-Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Oh hey there! It’s me, your friendly neighborhood soup addict! I’m back with one of my most favorite recipes, chicken tortilla soup, and y’all, it’s made in the crock pot. #praisehands Recently, my mother-in-law and father-in-law came over to help us mount our TV in our hearth room. They brought McAllister’s, and while the rest […]

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Aldi: A Beginner’s Guide

**Memphis Moms Blog was in no way compensated for writing or researching this article–in fact, Sarah took all the photos while on a typical grocery run. We just love Aldi, and want to help other moms learn about how they can save tons of money by shopping there! It’s that time of year again, the […]

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Top 5 Family Christmas Movies

I’m pretty strict on respecting the bird, but once Thanksgiving is over I’m ready to don the Christmas jammies and dance around the living room to some Jingle Bell Rock (as in this actually happens Thanksgiving night). I love everything about Christmas. I love the way the lights look, and watching my daughters run to […]

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Don’t Judge Your Motherhood

I could see it in your eyes. I could hear it in your voice. I knew what you were feeling, because I’ve been there too, friend. It was a quick meal on a random Monday night. I had both of my children with me, and as I stooped to pick up the sippy cup your toddler-aged son had […]

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Holidays at Home :: Why We Host Christmas

Growing up my husband and I spent holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving very differently. For the most part my family never went anywhere for holidays. We didn’t really have any family close by, so it was usually just the four of us in our insular family unit. My mom and I would make the turkey […]

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