Jeanie is a perfectly imperfect mama, transplanted to Cordova fresh out of graduate school. She and her husband, Matt, had no intent on making Memphis “home” – but ten years later, they’re still here (and love it!). They have three saucy gingers, along with three “fur babies”. Between homeschooling and chairing graduate Psychology departments online, life is never boring in the Whinghter house. It’s no surprise that Jeanie fancies coffee, but she also loves bargain shopping and embarrassing her children with her questionable singing/dancing skills. She’s had more #PinterestFails that she can count and has perfected the art of giving a good pep talk (watch out, puberty!). Motherhood has slowly transformed her into the “uncool” Mom she thought she’d never be, yet she’s never felt cooler or more content with her life.
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New baby? No problem, Part 2 {Siblings}

Congrats! You've brought baby home! (Toss confetti) Now what? This is when it can get tough for you, Mama, I'm not going to lie. You're trying to pretend that you're getting sleep, showering regularly, and generally have...
new baby

New baby? No problem, Part 1

So you're preggers (or adopting) again? Congratulations! You're about to enter the world of being a mom times two... or more. It's the most rewarding thing in the world, but let's face it, Mama:...
Friday Faves

Friday Favorites by Jeanie

Anyone who knows me KNOWS that I have things I love-   -and those things that I love make me oh so happy! Here's what makes my pandemic life awesome right now. I'd love to hear about...

10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Homeschooling

You're thinking about homeschooling, aren't you? Don't be shy. I see you looking. Whether you're new to homeschooling, toying with the idea of homeschooling, or seeking to support a homeschooling family, you're undoubtedly curious. I'll let...

Accidentally Homeschooling

When I tell folks that I am Homeschooling my kiddos, I usually get one of two responses: Bless your heart, I could never do THAT. I'm thinking of doing that, but ALL. THESE. QUESTIONS... Trust...

Walk the Walk with Sidewalk Chalk

Our family has a reputation in our neighborhood. And it's a good one, thank you very much (don't worry, Mom). For the past few months, we've been using the quarantine time to spread cheer to our...

A Couch Full of Memories

Oh my stars, I can't believe I just cried about a COUCH. Yes, you read that right. I just shed tears about a piece of furniture.  "It's just a thing," my husband said. "And you keep...

Confessions of a Tooth Fairy Failure

Confession time: I am a Tooth Fairy Failure (TFF). At this point, I've forgotten about leaving Tooth Fairy treats more times than I've remembered, AND two of my three kids know that the Tooth Fairy...
Memphis Moms Blog Dream Big Cafe

Dream Big Cafe

I love a chance to do something for a great cause, and I got my chance a few weeks ago when I saw that Cordova-based Dream Big Cafe opened. Not only did I get to...
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The Truth about Cosleeping

**The American Academy of Pediatris does not recommend co-sleeping, and, because we're a mom's blog, you probably shouldn't make decisions like these based on something we tell you worked for us. If you're curious...