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Author Archive | Jeanie


A Couch Full of Memories

Oh my stars, I can’t believe I just cried about a COUCH. Yes, you read that right. I just shed tears about a piece of furniture.  “It’s just a thing,” my husband said. “And you keep saying that it doesn’t fit in our house anymore.” Well, okay, Dr. Obvious is technically correct here: we have […]

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Confessions of a Tooth Fairy Failure

Confession time: I am a Tooth Fairy Failure (TFF). At this point, I’ve forgotten about leaving Tooth Fairy treats more times than I’ve remembered, AND two of my three kids know that the Tooth Fairy is ME. It’s only a matter of time before #3 learns the truth.  Things my big kids also know: I […]

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Memphis Moms Blog cosleeping

The Truth about Cosleeping

**The American Academy of Pediatris does not recommend co-sleeping, and, because we’re a mom’s blog, you probably shouldn’t make decisions like these based on something we tell you worked for us. If you’re curious and want more information, here is an article about what the AAP does recommend: Or, you know, just go ask […]

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Work from home

So You Want to Work from Home…

When I was in my twenties, I had it all figured out (who doesn't, right?). I was newly married, had just finished my PhD at a top school, and jumped into a job in the corporate world.  I got pregnant with my Rainbow Baby. Life was good. Agenda: Have baby Wear prepregnancy pants the following week [...]
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Memphis Moms Blog love don't cost a thing

Love Don’t Cost a Thing

I’m a pretty low maintenance spouse. Ask my husband. I don’t ask for a lot, because we’ve never had a ton of extra money to do elaborate presents. We were poor thrifty when we were dating, and we’ve gotten used to spending what we have on the kids or on trips (translation: not on each […]

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Memphis Moms Blog budget for Christmas presents

The Gift of Giving… And a Budget

You want to know what I love about the holidays?  FINDING. THE. PERFECT. **budget friendly** GIFT. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are my best friends, y’all. So are coupons.  You know who else likes all of that nifty gifty stuff?  My kiddos. But there’s just one problem: Their budgets are even tinier […]

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Day Tripping Oxford, MS

Day Trippin’:: Cedar Hill Farm

I love a place that isn’t just a One Hit Wonder, don’t you? That’s why I keep bringing my family back to Cedar Hill Farm! About an hour from Memphis in *Mom Time, this place is a terrific venue for your personal events – from birthday parties to weddings and everything in between. Literally. Everything. […]

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dog trainer

Is a dog trainer REALLY worth it?

If you’d asked me if I needed a dog trainer in my life, I’d have served you a quick NOPE.  Of course, now that I’m doing all the other things I swore I’d never do (driving a minivan, homeschooling my kids, going to bed at 9…), it’s time I wave my Hypocrite Flag all over […]

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