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Author Archive | Laurie Cole

Etiquette for Your Teen NMB

Etiquette for Your Teen

My teenage cousin received a book published by The Emily Post Institution called Emily Post’s Etiquette: Manners for a New World (18th ed.). The title alone was enough for me to want to get this into the hands of all preteens. I really wish I had known before now about this book and that I had given it […]

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Aging Coming to Terms NMB

Aging :: Coming to Terms with the Inevitable

Thankfully, I have always been a pretty healthy person. I’ve never struggled with any blood pressure, diabetes, or even weight issues. (I work really hard to NOT be obese although I always feel I could stand to lose a few pounds.) I work out consistently and try to eat well, but I’ve also realized that just not eating […]

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Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids

When I started planning my youngest’s first birthday, there was one thing I knew I didn’t want to add to our home—more toys! I saw a poem suggesting a book instead of a card, but I specifically (really) did not want toys, so I tweaked it to politely request for books as a gift. And let’s face it—the […]

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Six Easy Ideas for Moms Night Out

After moving around with my military husband for 10+ years, we finally settled back down in middle Tennessee. I was craving community, so I joined a moms group. Since the birth of my youngest, it took me a while to want to get out in the evenings. A few months ago, I needed a night out […]

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How I Smoothie NashvilleMomsBlog

How I Smoothie! (And You Can Too!)

I could probably write for days about smoothies and still not brush the surface of all the different ways they can be made. I have been drinking smoothies for a long time. I call my blended fruit a smoothie, and sometimes if I add protein powder, I call it a smoothie too. I even refer to my […]

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