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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

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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I Have To Dream

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. As a child learning about the great Dr. Martin Luther King was required. As it […]

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Just Say No: Setting Boundaries During the Holidays

Do you feel exhausted during the holidays?  Overextended and unsatisfied?  Do you feel like you’re walking on egg shells?  Trying to please everyone and make sure they’re all happy?  Do you feel anxious amidst the busyness, envying those that seem to be at peace?   Then it might be time to set some boundaries. Boundaries […]

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My Kids Have Rights, Too

Picture this: It’s a beautiful bright sunny day in August. It’s hotter than Hades out because we live in the mid-south. I’ve dragged my children into the car and out of it more than a few times. We’re all a bit sweaty and flustered. As we are leaving Target my oldest daughter, Evie, looks up […]

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It’s Not My Season

Parenthood brings forth a lot of growth and self-awareness.  Actually, parenthood can make you feel nothing like yourself, but amazingly self-aware, for perhaps, the first time ever.  I think much of life prior to having kids is viewing yourself the way you want to be; who you want to be.  For the longest time, I […]

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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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Dear Teachers, You Matter

All of a sudden, here I am in the middle of my kitchen bawling like a big fat sad cry baby.  We had one of those nights where everything was going wrong.  Practice for my 6-year-old ran late, in the rain and he was crying because he didn’t want what I had fixed for dinner that […]

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The Lies Moms Tell Themselves

Step into my office.  Have a seat on my comfortable couch.  Lean in and listen.  I’m about to give you some free therapy.  Don’t worry, you need to hear this.  We all do.  And you will feel better afterwards.  You will leave feeling lighter.  You will be more empowered.  It’s time to expose the lies. […]

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