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Choose Kindness

“You can’t come to my birthday party…” I know every mom on the planet has heard this phrase in some form – whether your child was on the saying or receiving end. Kindness is an invaluable trait and as a mom, it is my job to raise kind children who encourage, help, serve and befriend […]

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Remembering 9/11 with Your Kid(s)

Much like when my grandmother can remember every detail of the day JFK was shot, and for my mother, the day of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, September 11th will always be a day frozen in time for me. And it will always feel like it was just yesterday. It was an unseasonably early, blue […]

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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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On Parenting in the Midst of Tragedy

All great changes are preceded by chaos. -Deepak Chopra You know what? I sure as hell hope that is true. What has happened to our world? What is going on? In the past month we’ve experienced a mass shooting at a nightclub, multiple bombings and shooting in Islamic countries, two more black men dead at the […]

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What I Learned About Parenting From Pat Summitt

We lost a legend today. Pat Summitt, former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball head coach, died at the age of 64. Coach Summitt holds the records for the most wins of any NCAA basketball coach, male or female, coaching the Lady Vols from 1974 – 2012. For so many, Coach Summitt was a mentor and […]

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I’m A Mother, Not A Father

I’m a Mother, not a Father. I lost my father when I was 10 years old.  This left my mother to handle the parenting duties alone.  She had a great support system that helped her then, and truth be told, they are still helping.  I truly appreciated all of the sacrifices that my mother made […]

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I Refuse to be Dan Turner

At Memphis Moms Blog, we love highlighting the joys and struggles of motherhood. It is our goal to not “stir the pot” or create controversy, and because of that, we oftentimes do not approach subjects that we find controversial or that might offend our readers. However, some topics just can’t be ignored. Something happened recently […]

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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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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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