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Surviving Home Renovations—Without Ruining Your Marriage

If you’ve decided to undertake a home renovation, you might want to budget in a session with a marriage counselor— along with that general contractor—because it’s likely to be a bumpy (and stressful) ride. It’s almost guaranteed that your renovations will run over budget . . . and take longer than planned. In fact, now’s a […]

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Top Ten Cloth Diaper Hacks NashvilleMomsBlog

Top Ten Cloth Diaper Hacks

People have a ton of reasons for going cloth. They’re better for the environment, and there are potentially harmful chemicals in disposable diapers. Some say cloth is more comfortable—though I don’t know how they know that. Others say cloth babies have fewer rashes (mine has had maybe one bad rash in his life, but I don’t know if I […]

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your CSA NashvilleMomsBlog

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your CSA

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes a beautiful bounty of produce. This is the second year my family has opted to support a local farm by purchasing a weekly supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. I’ve talked to many friends who have been intrigued by the idea of community supported agriculture (CSA) but […]

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Top 5 Reasons I AM a SAHM NashvilleMomsBlog

Top 5 Reasons I AM a Stay at Home Mom

My lovely fellow contributor, Theresa, recently wrote a thoughtful post called, Top 5 Reasons I’m NOT a Stay at Home Mom. It came from a  place of honesty. I appreciate that she shared her experiences without perpetuating the tension of the Mommy Wars—because I am so over all of that. We are all on the […]

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Maternity Leave in America — It’s Time to Do Better Than This

My question was answered exactly the way I expected, but still, it was disappointing—an unwelcome splash of cold water in the face. “So, I didn’t miss something, did I? There’s no new policy offering paid maternity leave, is there?” My human resources manager offered a sympathetic smile, but simply answered, “No.” Like most working women […]

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