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i put my kids to bed early memphis moms blog alissa abercrombie

I Put My Kids to Bed Early… And I Love It

Confession: I put my children to bed early.  Like really early. Like before the sun goes down early. When my son was born, a friend passed on a “first year schedule” to me that was my security blanket as I navigated the different life stages with a newborn, baby, and toddler. Even though the nap times and […]

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Is There a Box-Top on This Courtney Shelton Memphis Moms Blog

Is There a Box-Top on This?

Fall of 2015 I was a fresh faced (except for the ever flowing tears) mom of a shiny, new kindergartner.  We were both excited for his first year of school!  He was excited for new friends, a big playground to visit everyday, and getting chocolate milk, again, everyday.  I was excited for him making new […]

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Introducing Memphis Moms Blog Community Groups!

We are so excited to announce our new Community Groups on Facebook! The purpose of these groups is to provide a safe, judgment-free place for moms in the different communities in and around to Memphis to discuss all things mom-related. It's our goal to help moms meet one another, make friends, seek advice, and share in [...]
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Back-to-School Countdown Lorrin Saliba Memphis Moms Blog

Back to School Countdown

It’s mid July in Memphis and we are all knee deep into summer camps, beach vacations and church retreats.  Long lazy summer days, spent hanging by the pool or splash park leads to riding bikes in the cove and ends with a spontaneous trip to your favorite frozen treat place. Then, all of a sudden, an innocent […]

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Gear Up for Kindergarten Emily Patterson Memphis Moms Blog

Gearing Up for Kindergarten

I remember it vividly… that mixed feeling of hope and uncertainty, excitement and fear. You’ve been waiting for this for 5 years (or more) and now that it’s here, you aren’t sure they’re ready. No, it’s not college, it’s Kindergarten. But it’s no joke, my friends, this thing they call “SK.” They say today’s Kindergarten […]

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halfway to 7000 memphis moms blog lori parish

Halfway to 7000

We have a saying in our church that you only have approximately 7000 days with your child from crib to college. This idea has been weighing heavily on my mind lately. You see, my oldest and first born child, Alexandria (Ali), will be 9 this weekend. In less than a few days, we’ll be at day […]

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talks mom never had memphis moms blog

The Talks Mom Never Had With Me

My husband and I have 4 children, 3 sons and 1 beautiful, spunky and overprotected daughter. Our boys are fabulous, but I’ll like them more when they learn their urine belongs in the toilet and not on the seat, the floor, and their underwear. Growing up with 3 younger sisters, I never had to worry about boys. […]

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dear oldest child memphis moms blog

Dear Oldest Child

Dear Oldest Child, You have two little sisters who are needy and hold my attention most hours of the day. You help take care of the others – fetching diapers, picking up toys and often fixing your own toast so I can make a bottle. At a whopping six years old, you are the one […]

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disability or possibility memphis moms blog learning disabilities

Disability or Possibility?

As an educator, the hardest thing to do is tell parents that their child is struggling.  Whether the struggle manifests itself through behavior or math, reading, and writing deficits – you want nothing more than to take the struggle away. When you hear the term learning disability, what comes to your mind? Did you know […]

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The Case for Overnight Summer Camps memphis moms blog

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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