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Solo Parenting

Single parents don’t get the credit–or the help–they deserve. This thought crosses my mind each time I am faced with another round of solo parenting. Let me be clear: solo parenting is not the same as single parenting. I am extremely fortunate to have a very committed and helpful partner who is not only a […]

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Oh, The Things You Can Recycle!

The beginning of a new year always provides the feeling of a fresh start (mingled with the “post-holiday slump,” but that’s another post). I wish I could go all KonMari on my house, but in this season of motherhood with young children–including a newborn–that’s just not feasible. (I do feel validated that Marie Kondo herself […]

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I Live Under a Rock

Several weeks ago when driving home from swimming lessons, my husband asked me if I had heard about what was going on in the north Memphis neighborhood of Frayser. I glanced in the backseat at our girls as if they might know…and realized that they were most likely the reason I didn’t have a clue. […]

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“Mama, I’m Hungry” :: Quick and Easy After-School Snack Ideas

My children know that whenever they proclaim, “Mama, I’m hungry,” I will immediately answer something along the lines of, “Hi! I’m Mom. Nice to meet you.” Yet they make this statement approximately 17 times a day. My response doesn’t seem to faze them, and I imagine it’s only a matter of time before it’s greeted with […]

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Camping with Kids

“Adventure” is a high-frequency word at our house. Anything from a visit to Bass Pro to see the fish to a bike ride around the neighborhood can be labeled an adventure just to make it even more fun. However, some of these adventures are more, well, adventurous, than others. Camping with small kids definitely falls […]

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