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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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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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The Guilt of a Working Mom

You clung to my neck, grasping tightly and sobbing. You didn’t want to let go, didn’t want to go over that threshold into the nursery filled with friends and fun. It’s ok – I didn’t want to let go either. We’d had another amazingly fun weekend together. We played, we sang, we snuggled. Monday morning […]

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How I Found Myself Through Bellydancing Memphis Moms Blog Emily Jones

How I Found Myself Through Bellydancing

I didn’t really start dancing until my thirties.  I come from a musical family, but not a dancing one.  I had little to no exposure to dancing besides church choir choreography (which we all know was not helpful) until I was in middle school, and by that point, regular school dances were in full swing. […]

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The Last Baby Crady Schneider Memphis Moms Blog

The Last Baby

When I was young, I imagined what my family would be like. I thought I would have two children: one boy and one girl (Obviously). Their names would be Cooper and Semmes, both family names that I’ve loved since I was a teenager. It was going to be perfect. And then real life happened. My […]

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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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6 Ways to Practice Spirituality with Kids Memphis Moms Blog Misty Smith

6 Ways to Practice Spirituality with Children

This post was written in response to Rochester MN Moms Blog‘s post, Raising Children Without Religion. After sharing that perspective on our social media, we knew it was only appropriate for us to also share the other side of the discussion with our readers. We understand that this conversation has many sides, many opinions, and […]

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