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6 Ways to Help Your Child With ADHD

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, you know well the frustration and exhaustion that comes with caring for her. Parenting a child with ADHD requires providing lots of additional energy and effort so the child can function successfully. We salute the moms of children with ADHD! May you be given an extra dose […]

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It’s Not My Party, But I’ll Cry If I Want To

I’m only 3 years into this birthday party planning game and I’m already exhausted. Before you start thinking, ‘oh poor her, she loves throwing birthday parties, wah…’ Let’s be clear: I’m not looking for sympathy because I know that it I have 100% done this to myself.  But I can’t help it, truly. TCB is my first and currently/possibly […]

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Protecting The Spark Marriage Memphis Moms Blog

Protecting the Spark

I don’t feel like anyone tells you about what happens to your marriage when kids come along. Most people’s advice is often centered around tips for taking care of your new baby but neglects to address how to take care of your marriage. So when I realized that our marriage had taken a backseat after […]

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I Don’t Know How You Do It

In mom circles (and other circles, obviously) one-upping and undercutting can rule interactions. No, I’m not talking about who has the coolest car and who’s wearing the chic-est yoga pants brand-of-the-moment. I’m talking about who has the hardest time. The contest is to win at hardships or to minimize one another’s struggles. This is a […]

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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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When Mom Suffers from Anxiety: 5 Things You Should Know

I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in my early twenties. When it became clear that drugs (in my case a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI) were not a great option for me, my doctor worked with me to come up with some coping mechanisms. These are generally known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy […]

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Dear Mr. Vietnam Veteran

Dear Mr. Vietnam Veteran, Last Friday night I was dining with my husband and two young boys at a local BBQ place, and I noticed you watching us throughout dinner from the next table. I politely smiled several times, and you even commented on my husband cutting up chicken for our tired five year old. You […]

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Stop Telling Me “Breast is Best”

Breastfeeding sucks. There. I said it. I know, I know. “Breast is best … Do what’s best for the baby …” Well, what if I can’t? Not won’t, but can’t? I want this whole breastfeeding thing so badly. I (semi) successfully breastfed my two older children, but this third time, it’s different. It has gotten progressively worse with each […]

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Lessons Learned One Year In

My daughter, Ruthie, just turned one at the beginning of January. One. How has a whole year gone by? I look at her and she has changed and grown so much–and so have I. We’ve been on this journey together and with each day, I have learned so much. I knew I wanted to be […]

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