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Parenting A Parent

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For the last few months, I have taken a step back from writing. 2020 threw all of the life-changing events our way, right? Last June, my mom suffered a pretty severe stroke. She was in this comatose state for...
We live in a global world, where raising kids is hard. Raising kids to learn and understand multiple languages and cultures is a challenge, but is now more desirable than ever. About 13.5% of the population in 2016 was...
My husband is a better mom than me. He matches my daughter's energy, he's the one she goes to when she gets hurt, and he's the go-to parent to deal with emergencies. After all, that's what moms do, right? When...
I feel really, really strongly about teaching my children about consent. The catch? It has nothing to do with sex. My kids are not middle- or high-schoolers; they're toddlers. So, what is consent anyway? Oftentimes it's talked about in the...
Dog here. Yup, me, your bestest fur baby. It's National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and local dog and child safety specialist, Colleen Perry, is sharing some information us dogs would like our hoomans to know. It's about the tiny...
I am an international mom. I am originally from the Netherlands and came to Memphis in 2011. Let me tell you my story and share some helpful resources with you. I came to the United States on a track &...
Often times, when considering a divorce, you try to think about how to least impact your kids. Should we wait until they graduate? Is it better if I pull the plug while they are young? I don’t want my...
Even if you have a great job, the thought of juggling work bills and kids all by yourself after you leave your spouse is scary. Let’s pick up with Attorney Lisa J Gill and the story of her divorce as...
Surprisingly, women initiate almost 70% of divorces, so you’re not alone in thinking of making the first move. Read along with our series this week as we feature Attorney Lisa J. Gill, a family law attorney of Thomas &...
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Choosing Me

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Have you ever just been tired? Tired of the doing the same thing? Tired of what people thought? Tired of feeling unheard? Tired of trying? I woke up like that in December of 2020. I was tired. I wanted more...

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Park Hop : A Free Summer Playdate Series

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Summer break has arrived! Which means it’s time for the kids to burn off their excess energy and meet new friends. And it also...