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The Blue Thing

“I can’t find the blue thing.” “Maybe it got lost in the great kitchen disaster.” “No, we’ve used it since then. I can’t find it. It’s...

A Small List of Grievances

My youngest and her friend spent a day broiling in the sun selling pictures for Kent one Saturday. He takes great pictures of youth...

Kids Live Here: Ode To The Beige Mom

I’ve fallen victim to the Beige Mom aesthetic… the picture-perfect living rooms with perfectly placed aesthetically pleasing toys. The perfect color-coordinated bookshelves and the...

The Ultimate Auburn/Opelika Holiday Events Guide 2023

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, 'tis the season to be jolly! We’ve gathered a list of events happening in the Auburn/Opelika area...

Does Someone Need A Hug?

Fun fact from the National Park Service social media page: What do you call a baby porcupine? A porcupette of course and they are...

Drop Your Phone and Put Your Hands In the Air

“Hello? Did you even hear what I said? Hey! Hello? That’s it, drop your phone and put your hands in the air!” “Huh?” Have you ever...

The Kids Should Be Bored

Can I let you in on a secret? Your little kids don’t have to do activities. They will be perfectly fine if they aren’t...

The SCARIEST Part of Potty Training

There’s a scary part to potty training, you say? Yes, yes there is. At least that’s the way it is for a lot of moms.  I...

Baby Loss: This is Motherhood.

Miscarriage. Stillbirth. Infant loss. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. By loss I mean death, grief, heartbreak, tears. Can you relate? It’s not...

What I’d Say to My Younger Self

My high school class is gathering for a reunion this fall. A friend has been posting pictures from our yearbook in the Facebook group....

I’m here, You’re safe, I love you.

“I’m here, you’re safe, I love you.” I patted her on the back and went out into the hall, hoping she would fall back...

“My Plans Never Work Out”

“My plans never work out.” The wails of a three year-old. He’s sitting straight up in his chair, arms limp by his sides, crocodile...

Things To Do With Your Baby In the Auburn-Opelika Area

If you recently had a baby and are looking for things to do with your new infant, you are in luck! We know that...

2023 Fourth of July :: Where to Find Fireworks

Where to Find Fireworks :: Auburn Auburn Independence Day Celebration Celebrate Independence Day with the Entire Auburn Community! Bring your chairs and blankets, and enjoy food...

Auburn-Opelika Moms is looking for a new owner or ownership team!

Auburn-Opelika Mom is looking for a new owner or ownership team. This is an opportunity to own, manage, and excel with a local Auburn-Opelika small...

How to Get the Most out of a Trip to Dollywood

I have enjoyed many theme park trips over the years. A couple of years ago I set my sights on taking a family trip...

What Are You Reading?

What are you reading? A simple enough question. But is it? With all the discussion over books recently, it’s worth taking a good look...

Flowers to Bless

For the longest time I have dreamed and desired to have a simple garden party with my closest gals to celebrate anything and everything...

A Guide to Traditional Southern Motherhood*

I’m what I have dubbed a “first generation southerner.” I have the accent (a little bit) but not the pedigree, the values but not...

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[2023 Recap] Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

Our 3rd Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms sponsored by Big Blue Marble Academy was hosted on March 26, 2023 at...

[2022 Recap] Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

Our 2nd Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms sponsored by East Alabama Health was hosted on March 26th, 2022 at the...