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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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What I Didn't Expect After Getting My Tubes TiedEricaBaumerMemphisMomsBlog

What I Didn’t Expect after Getting My Tubes Tied

When you get married, the popular question becomes, “When will you have babies?” When you have that first baby, then the question becomes, “When will you have another?” When you have that baby and then have another, the question persists, “Are you going to have any more?” And now I have the ultimate convo shut down.   […]

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10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Homeschooling

You’re thinking about homeschooling, aren’t you? Don’t be shy. I see you looking. Whether you’re new to homeschooling, toying with the idea of homeschooling, or seeking to support a homeschooling family, you’re undoubtedly curious. I’ll let you in on a secret: there’s a huge learning curve associated with homeschooling, and it’s not what you’re thinking. It […]

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Social Media and My Teenagers

Social Media and My Teenagers

Raising children can be tough. As parents we do our best to instill proper values while at the same time letting them have room to spread their wings. It’s a very tough balance. When you add social media to the mix, that balance gets tougher.  Trying to ensure that your child doesn’t post something online […]

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Proud to be on the PTA

We’ve all seen the movie Bad Moms, right? The one about the moms who are doing the best they can to get by only to be utterly shamed by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) queen bees for their lack of perfection and involvement? Right, so I’ll admit, it didn’t do much for the stereotype that […]

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Those Post-Vasectomy Blues Memphis Moms Blog Jeanie Whinghter

Those Post-Vasectomy Blues

Today, I woke up CONVINCED that I was pregnant. I had a dream about it that was incredibly vivid. I got that fluttery, excited feeling like I did with my other 4 pregnancies. I scrambled to find a pregnancy test. I got nervous about how we’d handle another baby. It was overwhelming until I remembered one thing…. My […]

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Kids & Haircuts: The Long and Short of It

Have you ever taken your young child to get a haircut and left more frazzled than you arrived? You, my friend, are not alone. The process of getting a cut can be kryptonite over-stimulating to the little ones. It can also be mind numbing and nerve racking for the lucky grownup who gets to check this […]

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Lessons My Children Have Taught Me

When we bring children into this world, our job is to teach, nurture, guide and love them. I’ve been at this job called motherhood for 17 years and I think that I have learned more from my children than I ever thought I would. But there are a few lessons that stand out. Lesson 1.  […]

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When the Classroom Doesn’t Cut It

We’ve told you previously about Pathways In Education, and how their programs are tailored to fit the needs of any high schooler looking to recover course credit from falling behind, or who would like to get ahead and possibly graduate early. We recently dove a little deeper, though, and discovered more ways that Pathways In Education […]

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Choose Kindness

“You can’t come to my birthday party…” I know every mom on the planet has heard this phrase in some form – whether your child was on the saying or receiving end. Kindness is an invaluable trait and as a mom, it is my job to raise kind children who encourage, help, serve and befriend […]

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