Christie

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Christie grew up in Memphis, TN and moved to Nashville after college to pursue a career in video production. A few years later, she met her husband Geno. First came love, then came marriage, then came a little boy in a baby carriage. She still does freelance work when she's not too busy being a volunteer chef-nurse-waitress-maid. Back when she used to have free time, Christie enjoyed reading, kayaking, and taking pictures.

My Four-Year-Old Needs Therapy?!

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One day after school, my son’s dedicated and very attentive teacher pulled me aside to talk. Oh no, I thought. What did he do now? It turned out that she wanted to voice some concerns—not...

Up Up Up All Night—with Baby? What to Binge Watch!

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Of the many, many crazy thoughts I had while pregnant, one of my favorites was wondering what to do with all of the "extra" time I would have being awake in the middle of...

Disney on a Budget — Three Big Ways to Save

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Over the holidays, my sister mentioned that her husband was planning to run a marathon at Walt Disney World in January and invited us to come along. It was an offer I couldn't refuse. Then...

The FREE Book of the Month Club — Books from Birth

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When I was little, my parents signed me up for a one year membership to a Book-of-the-Month club. I loved it. I got a present every month—just for me. Remembering this, one of the...

A Few Things the Parenting Books Forgot to Mention about Newborns

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As modern-day parents, when faced with the daunting challenge of first-time parenthood, we become information hunter-gatherers. We join online baby forums, we interrogate our friends with kids, we go to birthing classes, and we...

What Mom ::Really:: Wants for Christmas

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Last year, Mandy came up with some truly great ideas for holiday gifts for the family that focused on experiences rather than stuff. There were things like memberships to local attractions, tickets to concerts and...

The Food Allergy Mom’s Nemesis : Birthday Cake (and a list of Nashville-area food...

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The first time we took my son to a birthday party for one of his friends, when everybody started singing and the birthday boy was getting ready to blow out the candles, I was...

Mommy’s First Mammogram

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Part of being aware is doing what you need to do to get screened for the disease—like doing self-exams and getting an annual mammogram. The American Cancer Society...

Teal is the New Orange and Black This Halloween :: Allergy Awareness

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According to the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) website, food allergies affect "up to 15 million people in the United States, including 1 in 13 children." My son is one of those children....

Best Children’s Music . . . For Parents!

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It's been said that music soothes the savage beast. Sometimes it can even soothe a tantrumming preschooler. For this reason, I try to keep some kind of music playing as much as possible. When we're...