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.

Readiness Doesn’t Equal Reading

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In order to succeed in life, your baby better come out of the womb knowing his colors, shapes and letters. By the time she is two, your child should be reading, writing, and reciting...

10 Must-Haves for Road Trips With Kids

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It's almost time of year! The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means everyone will be traveling to grandparents' houses, aunts' and uncles' houses, and a lucky few will even being going on vacation! Over...

Choose Kindness

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"You can't come to my birthday party..." I know every mom on the planet has heard this phrase in some form - whether your child was on the saying or receiving end. Kindness is an...

I Put My Kids to Bed Early… And I Love It

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Confession: I put my children to bed early.  Like really early. Like before the sun goes down early. When my son was born, a friend passed on a "first year schedule" to me that was my security blanket...

Can I Get a Thank You? Teachers are Amazing!

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It's July and we have settled into our summer routine rather nicely.  No more rushing out the door, lunches to pack, or homework to complete.  Instead, we have traded those things for slow mornings,...

2 Kids in 19 Months – My Honest Feelings

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2 Under 2 Baby Bunching Cluster Babies Irish Twins If your children are close in age (less than 2 years apart), I'm sure you have heard these terms before. With our first child, we struggled for almost 2...

Disability or Possibility?

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As an educator, the hardest thing to do is tell parents that their child is struggling.  Whether the struggle manifests itself through behavior or math, reading, and writing deficits - you want nothing more...
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Working Mom Sanity Savers

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Let me start off by saying that this is not going to be a post about how working moms work harder than stay-at-moms or a post about my feelings of having to do it all....

I Went on Vacation Without My Kids…

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After weeks of planning, fretting, praying, and packing - my husband and I boarded a plane for Hawaii and left our two children behind.  This was our first trip alone since our children were...

Crock Pot Favorite – Turkey Breast-2 Ways!

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I registered for a Crock Pot when we filled out our wedding registry.  Every "must-have wedding checklist" included one.  Why not me - even though I knew I would never use it.  Those things...