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In Defense of Christmas Presents

Let’s talk about Christmas. Specifically? Let’s talk about Christmas with a kid old enough to get excited about Christmas. Because, y’all. I’ve waited nearly THREE DECADES for this! Okay. That’s slight hyperbole considering I didn’t truly start thinking about what it would be like to watch my child’s face light up brighter than the fake pre-lit […]

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How to Make Holiday Birthdays Special

It was a balmy 70 degrees in Nashville the day we brought my youngest son home from the hospital. The temperatures were certainly unexpected for the week of Christmas, so he wore a long-sleeved onesie in lieu of the adorable penguin fleece outfit I had packed so carefully in my hospital bag for my December […]

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Where to Trick or Treat in Nashville :: Halloween 2019

Ahhhh — October.  The leaves are changing, we have full permission to pumpkin spice allthethings, and hallelujurrrr the blasted summer heat has begun to abate! If that wasn’t enough to bring a smile to your face, let’s not forget the month of October brings us Halloween! I don’t know about you, but I have a […]

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Tips and tricks for keeping your kids busy––so you can get things done!

Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Kids Busy –– So You Can Get Things Done! 

  I know I’m not the only mom who struggles to get things done with little kids underfoot. You’ve probably seen that Pinterest quote image: Cleaning with kids at home is like shoveling snow in a blizzard. So true! But it’s more than just cleaning. It’s everything. I’m a bit of a neat freak, so […]

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Being A Volunteer in the “Volunteer State”

The truth? My now four year old will be able to go to whichever college she chooses after she graduates high school. I would never tell her where to apply, but . . . I am rooting and prepping her for the University of Notre Dame. The fact that I’m a diehard Fighting Irish fan […]

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