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Adulting Myths {Tales from Parenting} | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Adulting Myths

As a kid, I thought there would be a magical moment when adulthood opened up in front of me. Like a bright shining light, it would have Olivia Newton-John roller skating through it (because I grew up in the 80s and ONJ was the Queen! Hey – it was before Beyonce). That light never happened, […]

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Advocate for your Care | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Advocate for Your Care

When I became pregnant with my oldest (almost twenty-years ago, gulp) I was still a baby myself! I took a home pregnancy test but didn’t believe the results. Can you say “naïve?” When I went to my OB appointment, I remember asking the doctor, “Am I really pregnant?” and he replied, “You took a test at […]

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Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention | When My Little One Lied

Have you heard that saying “I opened my mouth and my mother came out”? Well, one day when my older kids (now 18 and 15) were little, I opened my mouth and my grandmother came out. My grandmother on my Mom’s side was a force to be reckoned with. She was half-German and half-Italian, born […]

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dirty laundry | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

My Dirty Laundry

One morning I put on a black long-sleeved shirt that had been hanging inside-out in my closet. Not considering why it was inside-out in my closet, I put it on. When I looked in the mirror, I noticed stains on the shoulder that belonged to a certain little one’s “drooling on mama’s shoulder” phase. Disgust should […]

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No such thing as Balance

There is No Such Thing as Balance

We’ve been lied to. We’ve been told over and over again that our work life and our home life should have balance. This is impossible, people. There is no such thing as having everything in your life perfectly balanced. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, work-at-home mom, or work-outside-the-home mom, we’ve been trying […]

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Men's Room Changing Tables

One Small Step for Moms

It’s amazing how much can change in a relatively short amount of time. When my oldest son was born in 1997, we were using dial-up on our first computer and didn’t own a cell phone. For my son, and then my daughter who was born in 2001, we were told not to lay babies on […]

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