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DearBrokenMamaJeannieMemphisMomsBlog

Dear Broken Mama

Dear Broken Mama, Today was hard, wasn’t it? Life has thrown you some curveballs, and you’re struggling just to keep up. You miss the days when things were simpler, when things felt more carefree. You feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, and it’s suffocating. You wonder how you ended up here, […]

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TheMotherloadMaryKanowitzMemphisMomsBlog

The Motherload

It was the day to drop off supplies for the new school year when I realized I had forgotten to do about seventy-five different things, including getting supplies, emergency contact forms filled out, and immunization records into school. I started to panic, and then I was angry. Why was I always such a slacker? Is […]

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DearDepressionAmandaMemphisMomsBlog

Dear Depression,

Hello, Darkness. I can’t pinpoint exactly when you showed up, but I can sense your presence. My close friends and family have long suspected that it was you who was causing my emotional turmoil, but like anyone fighting against your grasp, I was slow to realize and admit. You drape blankets of fear and self-doubt […]

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MistySmithAMothersEulogyMemphisMomsBlog

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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KeepingGratituteontheTableJennyOldenburgMemphisMomsBlo

Keeping Gratitude on the Table

Before we eat dinner, my husband and I share something we’re grateful for. It’s a tradition we started shortly after we were married and decided to have dinner at the table instead of in front of the television like we’d done for years. Occasionally, it’s a big thing like, “I’m grateful the tests came back […]

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StuckintheMiddleDiastasisRectiJeannieWhingterMemphisMomsBlog

Stuck in the Middle: Diastasis Recti and How I Fixed It

I have a confession to make: I was totally unprepared for this motherhood gig. I’m not talking about Moby wraps or Nose Friedas. I’m getting even more personal, mamas.  I’m talking about the war that raged between my pre-pregnancy and postpartum bodies. It was hardcore, and to be quite honest, it made me feel like crap for […]

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MyKidsArePrettyGreatCourtneySheltonMemphisMomsBlog

My Kids ARE Pretty Great

Recently I had lunch with a friend whose son goes to the same day school as my daughters and plays on the same soccer team as my son.  Through the course of the lunch we talked about all the normal mom topics:  what to cook for dinner, how school is going, how to discipline certain […]

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MomAmnesiaCradySchneiderMemphisMomsBlog

Mom Amnesia

Y’all, Mom Amnesia is totally a thing. My husband (he’s a doctor, so he went to medial school and “knows things”) claims it’s not a real disease. But it totally is. If you have any of the following symptoms (although this list is not exclusive), you too may have Mom Amnesia: Forgetting why you called […]

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