I know that’s an odd thing to hear. As mothers, we’re supposed to teach our children how to respect us. So why would I say that about my son? Because I’m a stepmom. My son is my son, no ifs, ands,...
Last year during National Adoption Month, I shared that we had not told our two youngest children that they are adopted and how it was not intentional; it had just never been a topic because our children came straight...
We are nine months into the adoption process. You'd think we would have a baby already, right? Well.... no. It doesn't quite work that way. At least, not for us. In fact, it feels like we're stuck in rush hour traffic, with...
I can't believe we're actually trying to do this - We've started the process of adoption. Yes, a HUMAN.  Which, for the record, is a really long process.  It's been a whirlwhind since my last blog, so I'll back up and share the details.  After our...
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Waiting To Stand

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I can remember it like yesterday. Sitting in church on Mother's Day as all the other mommies stood while the church clapped for them in acknowledgment of their motherhood. Sitting. For three years I sat. I know women who...
The Memphis Moms Blog is thrilled to announce our third annual BLOOM event this Spring! Who: Expectant Moms and New Moms {whether it's your first child or fifth child!} When: Saturday, May 4th 9:00am - 12:00pm Where: Hutchison School {early childhood building} General Admission ($20) is all-inclusive &...
Are we really doing this?! My husband and I stared at each other with the same deer-in-headlights look that we exchanged driving home from the hospital after our first baby was born. The one where the car door closes, and...
Ever since I was a young girl, I knew I wanted a big family. A miscarriage after my third child, however, made it clear that my big family would have to wait. As our kids got older, we knew that we...
The number one goal in foster care is reunification with the birth parents or a family member; however, there are some cases when this doesn’t happen. Some kids come into care, and it’s already known they will need a...
“Reasonable.” This was the first word I ever heard to describe our son. Not handsome, not sweet, but reasonable. I was lying on an exam table, heart racing, bladder about to burst. The last hour had been full of...

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The 901’s Newest Club in Town :: The Grizz Kidz Club

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  Parents – is your child looking for a new way to showcase his or her fandom of our hometown NBA team? If they’re not...