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My Almost Empty Nest

When our children are born we mark all the milestones. The first words, first steps, potty training, and first day of school. I was so happy when my oldest entered high school, because in 4 short years I would begin the process of  “emptying my nest.”  I spent 18 years loving and protecting him. I […]

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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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