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Cinco de Mayo like a Mom

It’s a day more celebrated in America than in its own country of origin and for good reason…TACOS.    Cinco de Mayo, which occurs on the 5th day of May, commemorates Mexico’s unlikely victory over France in the 1862 Franco-Mexican war but is primarily observed in the state of Puebla where the battle was fought.  […]

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I Love My Dog, but She’s Not My Baby

My husband and I got married at the beginning of June. Within six weeks, we had been on our month-long honeymoon, rented a sweet house with a yard, and gotten a dog. Both of us had had golden retrievers growing up, and both of us had hated being without a dog during our college/apartment living […]

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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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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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This holiday, we are enough

Growing up, my family was the center of all holidays. No matter how far we strayed during the year, we always came home for the holidays. After I got married, my husband and I kept that tradition. Our respective families were the focus of our holidays. At first, it was easy. Spending a holiday without them just felt […]

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5 Things That Inevitably Happen When IKEA Comes to Town

Perhaps you’ve not heard–because you’re living under a rock maybe–that there’s an IKEA coming to Memphis. For those of you who didn’t already know… IKEA is coming to Memphis! For a lot of people, that means a lot of emotions: joy, relief, excitement… And of course, the completely uncontrollable thoughts that go through just about […]

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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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Go Ahead, Ask Me About Our Adoption

The other day my daughter and I were playing on the playground after school. A kid, around 8 or 9 if I had to guess, came up to us and asked. “Are you her Mom?” “Yep.” I said. “Is she adopted?” he whispered with extra emphasis on the word ‘adopted.’ “You don’t have to whisper […]

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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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