Having a baby is hard. It is hard on your body. You might think that pregnancy was hard. But in my experience, postpartum is even tougher, and is not always talked about enough. Getting to accept you 'new' mom-bod,...
There's a lot you can inherit from your family: your hair color, your eye color, your morbid sense of humor...but what about a higher risk for breast cancer? Unfortunately, breast cancer is pretty common: about 1 in 8 women will...
October is ADHD awareness month. Over 8% of children have a diagnosis of ADHD. This is one mom's story of her son. Do you have a child with ADHD? We are heading into the preteen years with my son, and...
Like most women I know, I grew up in an era where skinny=beautiful. And the skinnier you were, the better. I spent my childhood days playing with my barbies, unaware that they had completely unrealistic measurements. I have fond...

Listen to Your Body

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During those dark days of potty training, an oft-heard refrain around our house was "listen to your body." Sure, we took our children to the bathroom at regular intervals, but our ultimate goal was for them to internalize the...
Content note: brief mention of birth defects and miscarriage When I first saw those two, thin purple lines show up on a pregnancy test, I was excited, nervous, and overwhelmed (like most first-time parents). I began daydreaming of what my...
Summer is here in full force! Over in our community groups, a common question among the moms is about sunscreen recommendations. As mamas, we are almost always the one to research, buy, and apply the sunscreen. I can still...
swim basics

Swim Basics

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With the summer coming up, and all the pools you can possibly go to (see also our splash pad guide for more summer fun!) you may wonder, how can I help my child learn how to swim? I highly...
I was talking to a friend last week and something she said to me was so relatable, I can’t stop thinking about it. We were talking about goals and she said she could set and meet just about any...
Hi, I’m Andrea and I’m a personal trainer at Burn Boot Camp Collierville. My husband and I have an 8 month old little girl named Raegan and a 2 year old pit bull named Flex. Both are super energetic,...

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GO! SEE! EXPLORE! :: The Brooks Museum

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Memphis has so many fun museums, perfect for a family outing; from the Metal Museum to the Fire Museum, there's something fun for everyone....