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My daughter is turning 9 soon! She’s opinionated, sweet, sassy, independent, smart, bossy, emotional, and confident with a side of anxiety. She’s noticing the changes in her body physically and she’s not sure of her place. This adds to...
Like any mom who’s been in the game for a while, I’ve gained some street cred over the years. I know my way around crying babies and explosive diapers. I’ve navigated the terrible twos and the reign of a...
Yes, you read that right.  I dyed my 13-year-old niece's hair purple. Yes, it was her idea. And yes, she ambushed me to do it. I walked into her house with my 7-year-old nephew after picking him up from camp...
Even though I have a few years before the dreaded "birds and the bees" conversations with my kids, I do think about the future when they step over the line from childhood to adolescence. Will they feel comfortable talking...
We got the reminder text for seniors to pick up honor cords for qualifying GPA's. I reminded my daughter to check if she qualified and then pick her's up. She qualified. We were excited, I mean, who doesn't want...
Prepping the Nest

Prepping the Nest

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The other day in one of my online mom groups, there was a thread talking about kids going off to college. The conversation naturally turned to empty nest syndrome. Are you familiar with this? It's not a clinical diagnosis,...
"Miss Independent Miss Self-Sufficient Miss Keep-Your-Distance..." – Kelly Clarkson When I found out I was having a girl, I resolved to raise her to be strong, independent, and resilient. I definitely didn’t want my daughter to be easily intimidated or afraid to do...
I have a vivid memory of when my struggle with an extreme fear of vomiting began. It was October of 2014. My husband and I were about to leave our first baby (8 months at the time) in the...
She shyly giggled and shared how she once ate an entire 9 x 13 of brownies after paying her bills and feeling stressed. She sheepishly looked around the room of young moms and asked if anyone else had done...
I discovered something recently, I don’t know how to slow down. I blame it on my nursing career. My days are filled with educating patients, answering questions, and charting, all so I can get patients through their visit in...

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5 Family Friendly Fall Hikes Close to Atlanta

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Depending on who you ask we may or may not have entered the fall season. Even though it's still pretty hot outside and my...