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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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Dear Depression,

Hello, Darkness. I can’t pinpoint exactly when you showed up, but I can sense your presence. My close friends and family have long suspected that it was you who was causing my emotional turmoil, but like anyone fighting against your grasp, I was slow to realize and admit. You drape blankets of fear and self-doubt […]

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A Mother’s Eulogy

Recently, a dear friend and fellow mother passed away. Her Facebook wall is full of people talking about the incredible person she was. She was the kind of person that loved her children selflessly, even in midst of her battle with cancer. She found humor in the direst of situations. One of the last things […]

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How to Rock the Mom Uniform

  People who don’t know me must think I work-out every day. And while I’d like to say it is because of my rock-hard abs or toned triceps, that is unfortunately not the case.  However,  my wardrobe suggests otherwise, and I’m okay with that.  You see, I work from home as an event planner and […]

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Stuck in the Middle: Diastasis Recti and How I Fixed It

I have a confession to make: I was totally unprepared for this motherhood gig. I’m not talking about Moby wraps or Nose Friedas. I’m getting even more personal, mamas.  I’m talking about the war that raged between my pre-pregnancy and postpartum bodies. It was hardcore, and to be quite honest, it made me feel like crap for […]

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My Kids ARE Pretty Great

Recently I had lunch with a friend whose son goes to the same day school as my daughters and plays on the same soccer team as my son.  Through the course of the lunch we talked about all the normal mom topics:  what to cook for dinner, how school is going, how to discipline certain […]

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Mom Amnesia

Y’all, Mom Amnesia is totally a thing. My husband (he’s a doctor, so he went to medial school and “knows things”) claims it’s not a real disease. But it totally is. If you have any of the following symptoms (although this list is not exclusive), you too may have Mom Amnesia: Forgetting why you called […]

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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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