Kathryn

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A native Memphian who did a 5-year stint in Knoxville for undergrad+grad school, Kathryn loves Memphis. Being a Memphian by birth and by choice, she takes any opportunity she can to share her favorite spots with anyone who will listen. Kathryn is married to her high school sweetheart, a fellow VOLS grad who now works at a local hospital, and mom to Ruthie, born January 2015, Kate, born August 2018, and their encore baby Eliza, born July 2020. After being team #midtownismemphis for (almost) her whole life, Kathryn traded in bungalows and original hardwood for closet space and access to Target. She's adjusting to being an East Memphis mom, but luckily still makes it to all her favorite Midtown spots. Being a mom is the hardest but best thing she's ever done.

An Open Letter to Area Pools

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It was a hot day. One of those days where just walking from the house to the car makes you question why in the world you chose to locate your family in the armpit...

Letting Go of the Outfit of the Day

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From the moment our ultrasound revealed "it's a girl!," I dreamed of how I would dress my little girl. Smocked dresses, appliqués, monograms, bows, coordinating shoes, the whole deal...and,  up until last fall, I...

When There’s a Monster in the Bathroom…

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Among the things I would love to go back and tell my pre-mom self, one would be to enjoy solo trips to public restrooms. Embrace them. Soak it in. Because once you're toting a...

The Four Stages of Planning a Birthday Party.

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BC (before children), I did not realize that the first few birthday parties of your child's life were not about the kids themselves. No, no. These parties are all about the adults in the...

Eggs Are In Everything…Tales of an Allergy Mom

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It started with hives. I noticed the rash and was concerned. We had just given her scrambled eggs - her first time eating eggs. She was just over age one. Everything I read said...

What Moms Really Want for the Holidays

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Are you stumped about what to get for the mom in your life? Or maybe you're the mom who needs our help dropping some hints to your elves. As moms, we typically manage the holiday shopping...

When You Can’t Avoid the Toy Aisle: Turning Tantrums Into Solutions.

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I want. I want. I want. This must be some sort of mantra for toddlerhood. Shortly after learning yes, no, mom, dad, and other random words, it sets in - they can vocalize their desires. I want...

I Don’t Want Another Baby.

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No one warned me that there's an unspoken threshold that occurs when your firstborn (your only) turns two. As the chubby fat rolls go away, as toddling steps turn into a self-assured run, society...

I Broke Up With Our Pediatrician Today.

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I broke up with our pediatrician today.  It had been a long time coming. I have known I needed to for some time now.  And yet - it still hurt. In the same way that a...

The Status of My Uterus is None of Your Business.

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Don't ask me if I'm pregnant. Don't ask me if I'm thinking about it. Don't ask. Unless we have shared sleepovers, have talked on the phone for hours at end, or you're married to...