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What to Expect AFTER Expecting . . .

I was one of those women who wasn’t sure I wanted children. In fact, until I got a positive (surprise!) pregnancy test, I didn’t feel like I had much in the way of “maternal instincts.” But, like many, the second that plus sign showed up, I wanted that 4-weeks-gestation-poppy-seed-sized baby more than anything in the […]

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Awesome Awkward Parenting Kids

Awesome/Awkward: Moments in Parenting

Being a Mom is great. I love my kid—I think she’s hilarious, fun, and smart. But, let’s be real…SOMETIMES being a Mom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There’s a lot that was left out of the handbook for sure. I am not saying that for every good, there’s a bad. I’m saying for […]

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Curb Appeal on a Budget Nashville Moms Blog

Curb Appeal on a Budget: My DIY Journey

The outside of a home is the first thing everyone sees. We allowed ours to suffer in favor of more family time. My husband worked nights and every other weekend for years, and to combat the lack of time we had together, we filled the time we had together with as much fun as we […]

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10 Ways Ruined My Child NashvilleMomsBlog

10 Ways I’ve Ruined My Child

If you’ve been a parent long (or even mentioned the idea of wanting to be a parent) or just announced a pregnancy, you’ve gotten a barrage of unsolicited-yet-possibly-well-meaning advice—things you should do, things you shouldn’t do, and everything in between. “You’re going to ruin that baby if you do/don’t do (insert any action or activity).” […]

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8 Things 8 Years Marriage NashvilleMomsBlog

8 Things I’ve Learned in 8 Years of Marriage

June 2nd marked our eighth wedding anniversary. So much has happened and changed in those eight years. Career changes. A child. Mortgage payments (sooo many mortgage payments). Home repairs. Vacations. Laughter. Tears. Fights. But one constant? Whatever it is, we face it together. We are willing to fight for one another through arguments and tears, and work […]

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Seven Reasons My Kid Won’t Eat

My child…my sweet, loving, precocious five year old…is a picky eater. Let me preface this by noting that she hasn’t ALWAYS been a picky eater. I remember her little chubby baby face covered with things like spaghetti, avocado, green beans, sweet potatoes, and basically anything else I put in front of her. Let me follow […]

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