Alissa

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Alissa, a native Memphian, is a tried and true VOL fan. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Currently, she is the Director of Curriculum at a private school in East Memphis. Alissa is mommy to Jack (January 2010) and Julianne (August 2011) and husband to Scott. Alissa lives in Collierville with her family and their lab, Abbie. She is a type-A planner. Organization is a must for her – both in her professional and family life. She hates odd numbers, onions, and people who drive slowly in the left lane. She loves pedicures, Matilda Jane clothes, the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.

Mom Deja Vu

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Everyone has experienced Deja Vu at some point in their lives. Lately, I have been experiencing something I can only describe as Mom Deja Vu. Every morning, I make a cup of coffee to...

Jazzercise is My Jam

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So - when you read the word JAZZERCISE - what comes to mind? If you are thinking 1980s, leg warmers, leotards, and Richard Simmons - you aren't the only one. However - Jazzercise is...

This Phase of Sweetness

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When my children were 1 and 2.5, I wondered what life would be like when both kids didn't nap, when both kids were in school, when both kids were kids... not babies. I felt...

Do You Have a Work Spouse?

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Work spouse, work husband, work wife... According to Wikipedia, a work spouse is a phrase, mostly in American English, referring to a co-worker, usually of the opposite sex, with whom one shares a special relationship,...

Neighbors = Life Preservers

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Growing up, my neighborhood was full of children. We would ride our bikes to and from each other's houses, have sleepovers, eat meals together, and play from sun up to sun down. I remember...

Is Your Family Football Compatible?

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I know this may seem trivial when it comes to compatibility, but I am so thankful that my husband and I both cheer for the same SEC football team. Beginning with the first kickoff...

It’s Way More Than Band-Aids

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We are always quick to thank our children's teachers, assistants, and even administrators. However, school nurses should be included in this list! A school nurse does more than just pass out band-aids and pull...

On Becoming a First Time Aunt

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When my sister called to tell me that she was pregnant, it was such an exciting time for our family. I talked to her throughout her pregnancy, answering questions, giving advice, and helping her...

Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day

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  April 27th is National Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day.  The thought of doing this might give you immediate hives or causes you to hyperventilate, but for me, this is my everyday...

A Balanced Approach to Nursing – My Experience

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As I prepared to write this post, I had to look back on my personal blog to truly remember my nursing days.  My last day to nurse a baby was July 31, 2012.  It...