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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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It’s Not My Season

Parenthood brings forth a lot of growth and self-awareness.  Actually, parenthood can make you feel nothing like yourself, but amazingly self-aware, for perhaps, the first time ever.  I think much of life prior to having kids is viewing yourself the way you want to be; who you want to be.  For the longest time, I […]

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Lessons My Children Have Taught Me

When we bring children into this world, our job is to teach, nurture, guide and love them. I’ve been at this job called motherhood for 17 years and I think that I have learned more from my children than I ever thought I would. But there are a few lessons that stand out. Lesson 1.  […]

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The Only Piece of Parenting Advice You’ll Need

Venturing into the world of parenthood is a scary thing. You need to be prepared. To know the answers. To  anticipate all the choices you’ll have to make (oh, so many choices). Starting long before I was even pregnant, I was reading all sorts of mom-advice posts, pinning and saving the sage wisdom to my memory. […]

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Weird title, I know. But when’s the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror? Not superficially, but deep down into your soul. The depths of where we hide things and push things away? When’s the last time you looked into the ugly places inside you? I looked the other day at myself and […]

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Taming Your Toddler {Part 2}

This is the second part of a two-part series about Taming Your Toddler. You can find Part 1 here. Create a Calm Down Corner In Part 1 of Taming Your Toddler, we discussed emotion coaching, and how you can teach a young child to manage difficult emotions.  But what do you do when your toddler’s […]

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Dear Oldest Child

Dear Oldest Child, You have two little sisters who are needy and hold my attention most hours of the day. You help take care of the others – fetching diapers, picking up toys and often fixing your own toast so I can make a bottle. At a whopping six years old, you are the one […]

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15 Ways We’ve Sucked As Moms This Week

Today, we’re doing something that we feel is necessary. It’s necessary, and cathartic, really. Today, the Memphis Moms Blog team is going to confession. But not with a priest, nor in a church, and there won’t be any Hail Marys said. This is strictly a just-between-moms sort of confession. Why? Because we aren’t perfect. None […]

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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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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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New Year's Resolutions

My Resolution to Stop Resolving

New Year’s resolutions always get me. Every year around Christmas, I get this sudden boost of confidence in my abilities to do everything better starting January 1st. Every year I make really cliché resolutions like “get in shape,” “get organized,” “follow a cleaning calendar”… the list goes on and on. And every year I base […]

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Don’t Judge Your Motherhood

I could see it in your eyes. I could hear it in your voice. I knew what you were feeling, because I’ve been there too, friend. It was a quick meal on a random Monday night. I had both of my children with me, and as I stooped to pick up the sippy cup your toddler-aged son had […]

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