I try to stay on top of things like birthdays and important celebrations. I order gifts early — so they will arrive to their intended recipient before the special date. For Mother's Day this year, I made sure to order...
I've been a full-time working outside the home, daycare-using mom for about 18 months now. Most days, I'm content with my situation, but every so often I'm not. Usually it's the small stuff that causes the unexpected hard days. A...
It’s no secret that my husband and I are vastly different human beings. So, of course, we have different styles when it comes to planning date night.  When we were young college kids, it didn’t really matter kind of date we...
I’m an introvert. I was an extrovert for two months my sophomore year of college. Then the charade exhausted me, and I reverted back to my introverted tendencies. There are moments when I think it would be awesome if...
Let's talk about working dads for sec here. Now, I know that term is a little weird. Truth is, most dads work (92.8%, to be exact) outside the home. But I don't want to go into semantics. This is...
In a perfect world, we would all marry someone who is the perfect complement to ourselves—and our family—in every way. In reality, we are two different souls harboring varied ideas, opinions, and beliefs. What happens when you create a...
You know someone who is in an abusive relationship. It could be the mom behind you in the car line at school. Maybe it's the woman who sits at the cubicle down the hall. It could be the teacher...
I saw a meme recently that featured a pair of adorable Steve Madden shoes—the classic black platform sandals that we all owned in the 90's. (Though, like mine, yours may have been the Payless version.) The text above the...
So my husband has been traveling a lot lately. Mostly? I'm excited about this because it’s the result of a promotion that he worked hard to achieve. I’m incredibly proud of him, and I’m thankful for the benefits that...
Today we continue our series called the Real Life Series, in which we share stories written by Nashville area moms, posted anonymously. By and large, these stories are more sensitive in nature or cover topics that may be triggers for some readers. Publishing the...

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