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Two Beds are Better Than One Memphis Moms Blog Jenny Oldenburg

Two Beds Are Better Than One

May was Better Sleep Month (so we’re a few days late… oops!) and is there anyone who couldn’t use a better night’s sleep? There are all sorts of tips and tricks for getting better rest: cutting out caffeine, reducing evening screen time, creating relaxing bedtime rituals. But my husband and I took things a few […]

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Yes Call Husband Babysitter Memphis Moms Blog Kristin Funston

Yes, You Can Call My Husband “Babysitter”

I was having a conversation with some mom friends and one of them made an upset remark about how someone asked her if her husband would “babysit” while she grabbed coffee with friends. My friend was angry at this person because they dared call her children’s father a “babysitter.” “So?” was my response. Oops. The whole group must have […]

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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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importance of a sibling kary kanowitz memphis moms blog

The Importance of a Sibling

In May of 1982, I became a big sister at the ripe old age of one. Sarah Elizabeth came into my life and, considering my age, she had always just been there as far as I can remember. We were just fourteen-and-a-half months apart and did most everything together. She looked nothing like me –light […]

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because she is my sister memphis moms blog emily patterson

Because She is My Sister

My best friend and I are four years apart in age, have completely different lifestyles, and surround ourselves with totally different types of people. In truth, we couldn’t be more dissimilar. Even now, we live on opposite ends of the city… she in Midtown and I in the suburbs.  I’m as straight-laced as it gets. […]

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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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