Whitney Sewell

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Whitney is rediscovering Nashville with a toddler and baby after spending a few post-college years (Go Blue Raiders!) exploring other cities in the South with her high school sweetheart turned husband. She is a stay-at-home-mom to two boys, and no, she is not trying for a girl. Sometimes she puts her former marketing career skills to good use by designing kid-centric decor on Etsy. When the kids are napping, she enjoys cooking, reading, and rearranging the playroom for the 87th time.

Hard Kids Have Good Moms Too

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I was walking through Kroger around Mother’s Day when I saw it:  a mug on display featuring the hand illustrated note “Good Kids have Good Moms.” I wasn’t really trying to get punched in the...

Fighting the Quarantine Blues

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Some of y’all love to be home. This is your time to shine. But for some of us? This is a time of severe spiraling. Personally, I like to keep busy. If I can get...

Five Ways to Support Nashville during Social Distancing

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I’m writing this from my bedroom floor, hidden behind a pile of laundry where my children won’t find me. This is social distancing at its finest, right? What a pickle, folks. Life has changed a...

When Motherhood Feels Stupid Hard

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You didn’t expect to feel this way about motherhood. Tell me if these thoughts resonate with you just a bit: You love kids, not just your own, but the bonus children in your life through friends...

In Defense of Christmas Presents

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Let’s talk about Christmas. Specifically? Let's talk about Christmas with a kid old enough to get excited about Christmas. Because, y’all. I’ve waited nearly THREE DECADES for this! Okay. That’s slight hyperbole considering I didn’t truly...

How to Make Holiday Birthdays Special

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It was a balmy 70 degrees in Nashville the day we brought my youngest son home from the hospital. The temperatures were certainly unexpected for the week of Christmas, so he wore a long-sleeved...

You Do You, Mama!

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Research makes me feel safe. When I have an unknown challenge looming in the distance, I open up a search engine and read everything I can find. Before participating in Tough Mudder in 2017,...

Is Adoption Really Plan A?

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November celebrates National Adoption Awareness Month, and as a prospective adoptive parent, I thought I knew what I wanted to write about:  Things I Didn’t Know Until I Started the Adoption Process. There’s a lot...

5 Ways I’m Teaching My Kids to Love Health and Fitness

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I started going to the gym two years ago for my own needs. My goals: to lose the baby weight, feel comfortable in my own skin, have more energy and better sleep, and enjoy...

A Boy with Three Mothers — An Adoption Story

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Once upon a time, in a land far from my own, a baby was born to a woman in a mother’s home. Like most babies, he knew this woman's voice and her scent. He...