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[2024 Recap] Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

Our 4th Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms sponsored by Sunshine Pediatrics was hosted on March 26, 2023 at the Auburn...
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The Great Curling Iron Catastrophe

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Note to self: When using a curling iron, safety goggles are recommended. Had I been aware of this earlier, I might have prevented the...

Just So You Know

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To my grown kids. There are some things I'd like to tell you, a few confessions I'd like to get off my chest, just...

“Attitude Reflects Leadership”

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The movie Remember the Titans resonates with me on many levels. Like Coach Bill Yoast's daughter, I was nine years old when integration was...

How I Volunteer as a Mom of Small Kids

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It’s a Tuesday morning shortly after 9 am, and I’m on my way to pick up a friend from his home for our normal...

I’m Leaving

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“I’m leaving. See you in a bit. Have fun!” Mom and/or Dad wave and walk away without so much as a backward glance. Their...

I love you Mommy

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“I love you, Mommy.” As sweet as it sounded, I knew she’d usually done something she shouldn’t have when she slid up next to me...

The Blue Thing

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“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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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“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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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“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”

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“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...

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[2024 Recap] Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

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Our 4th Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms sponsored by Sunshine Pediatrics was hosted on March 26, 2023 at the Auburn...

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

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

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