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What I Didn’t Expect after Getting My Tubes Tied

When you get married, the popular question becomes, “When will you have babies?” When you have that first baby, then the question becomes, “When will you have another?” When you have that baby and then have another, the question persists, “Are you going to have any more?” And now I have the ultimate convo shut down.   […]

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Trade in Your Cape for Underwear

Hey, Super Mom, how’s it going underneath your clothes? You heard me, I’m talking about your undies. We all (let’s hope) wear panties and bras, but there is more to underwear than those two staples. If you have never tried shapewear, you should seriously consider adding that secret weapon to your arsenal of undergarments. I […]

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Competing for Christmas {a unique tradition}

Nothing says Christmas like ruthless smack talk, cut-throat competition, and the proud moment of winning a trophy. Cut-throat might be a little extreme, so let’s just say we have a friendly annual competition. My family has developed a tradition that we like to call Girl Gifts. It was started decades ago and has evolved over the […]

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Kids & Haircuts: The Long and Short of It

Have you ever taken your young child to get a haircut and left more frazzled than you arrived? You, my friend, are not alone. The process of getting a cut can be kryptonite over-stimulating to the little ones. It can also be mind numbing and nerve racking for the lucky grownup who gets to check this […]

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Fun Finds in Fayette County

Have you ever ventured out to Fayette County? It is the rural area beyond the suburbs that surround Memphis. As Shelby County’s eastern neighbor, it is made of the following cities and towns: Eads, Oakland, Galloway, Somerville, Piperton, Rossville, Moscow, LaGrange, and few other pockets in between. When driving along the main roads of this county, it […]

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8 Tips for the Mom Who is a Student

I started college in 2004 and finished in 2014. Sorry to disappoint you, but I’m not a doctor. Instead, I took a 7-year hiatus. At first it was a permanent decision. I had no intentions of returning to school after the one measly semester I endured. But after a turn of events, I decided that […]

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Gettin’ Fizzy With It :: Easy & Cheap DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

You know when you ride on a plane and the flight attendants go through the emergency plan information? Most people are tuning them out, getting their last few minutes of precious phone time before takeoff, or trying to cram their giant carry-on into the overhead bin that is already busting at the seams. While seats that double as flotation […]

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What My Children Teach Me about Dementia

My grandmother was one of the strongest women I know. She was smart and business savvy. She was the most organized person and didn’t need Pinterest for inspiration. She knew how to hold her own in conflict or stressful situations. She was hilarious, talented, and oh-so-stubborn. She was the best new car deal haggler ever. She was a Supermom who […]

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How [Not] to Communicate with Your Daughter

We have all heard the cutesy names that mom-society has deemed fit for little kids with attitudes: terrible twos, threenager, fourmonal… Then children grow older and the names stop. An Instagram picture of an enraged child and #7YearOldMadAboutBeingGroundedFromtheiPad would not warrant the same reaction as a 3-year-old making the exact same same face with #threenager attached […]

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Itching and Twitching

It started out just like any other day until I received a call from the nurse at my child’s school. “Mrs. Baumer, we have to inform you that your daughter has lice…” That will take a mama down a few notches. I was under the impression that I was a clean person. I kept my […]

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My Kids Don’t Do Sleepovers

I never imagined I would be the kind of parent with strict rules that are out of the norm. But here I am banning my children from sleepovers. When I was a kid, I had this one friend who was not allowed to spend the night. Naturally, I was intrigued. She told me that her mom […]

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Meet Erica Baumer

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I was not the type of little girl who dreamed about her wedding day and the wonderful children she would one day have. Instead, I was an interesting mixture of nerd and tomboy. Little did I know that would change in my […]

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