Patricia

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Patricia is a Memphis native and LOVES Memphis to her core. She is the mom of 4 kids, Aiden (June 2008), Elliott and Elijah (January 2012), and Eve (November (2013). *Please ignore the lack of an age gap between the twins and Eve…things happen. Patricia is the wife of a tall, dark, and handsome man, Anthony. She graduate from the University of Memphis in 2007 and 2010, with a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a Masters Degree in Arts in Teaching. She earned her Library Endorsement from the University of Knoxville (hooray for online education.) Patricia is a school librarian and a blog writer, realworkwife.com. She loves to read, write, read, cook, read, run, read, travel, read, and hang out with Memphis. Yes, you read that right, she likes to hang out with the entire city. Life has dealt Patricia a series of highs, lows, and “why-me” moments, but you will never catch her without a smile in eyes, ignited from her soul within.
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Kids in the Kitchen :: Creamy Cavatappi Pasta

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As a family of 6, we all split the responsibilities that come with maintaining a household. Everyone has chores, including me and hubby. Also, everyone has a night when they are responsible for preparing...

Prevent the “Summer Slide” with Fun Reading Programs!

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It's no secret that I love reading. I keep up with my reading stats in the same manner that a sport fanatic keep up with the stats of their favorite team or player. Currently,...
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Video Games vs Mom

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If you would have told me a year ago that I would be playing video games on a regular basis, I would have laughed in your face. But a lot can happen in a...
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Reluctant Readers 101

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Got a kid that "hates" reading? Well....keep reading. It’s time for school, and many parents are trying to get back into the habit of studying, or at least reading. Some kids read willingly, but for...
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RealWorkWife Friday Faves

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Ok. So 2020 wasn’t all that it cracked up to be. It was supposed to be the Roaring Twenties, Part II. But... However, 2021 is off to a better start! These 5 Fave things...
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Sometimes I Say No Just for Fun

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Sometimes I say no just for the hell of it. Other times I say it because it’s my only answer. But whatever the reason, “No” has helped me form boundaries.  She stood in front on...
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I Love Jesus and I Love Sex, Too!

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Some people are such prudes. They seem shocked and appalled that I can talk about God and my love for Him with the same mouth I suck the “eggplant” with. I only have 1...
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Friday Favorites by Patricia

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It's Friday Y'all! There are some things in life that bring a huge smile to my face! Literally, no matter what type of day i am having, these 5 things can always cheer me up....
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We are Thankful for…Virtual Learning.

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Virtual Learning is not everyone's cup of tea. Whether I'm in public or on social media, I hear people harping about Virtual Learning: “This is ridiculous!” “My child hasn’t learned anything.” I quietly sit...
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A Sexy Christmas

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It’s Christmas shopping season and I need to figure out what I’m gonna get my husband for the Lord's Birthday. If you’ve read my Father’s Day post, you kinda know what he’s going to...