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Beware of Toxic People || Atlanta Area Moms Blog ||

Beware of Toxic People

We all know to stay away from products that are toxic or poisonous. And make sure our kids stay away from them, too. But, for some reason, the same doesn’t hold true when it comes to how we deal with toxic people.   Toxic people are those who take more than they give and who […]

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What is an amicable divorce? | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

What is an Amicable Divorce?

Is there such a thing as an amicable divorce? And by ‘amicable’ I mean painful, heartbreaking, and stressful. I have friends and colleagues whose divorces were much, much worse. So yes, my divorce was totally amicable. It’s been six years so I have had some time to look back on what lead to that ‘amicable’ […]

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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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Teenagers : Know Your Audience | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Teenagers: Know Your Audience

Do you have a topic (or five) that you don’t really want to hear about? For example, I am not a fan of bathroom humor. I don’t know why this topic bothers me, but it does. I don’t think less of someone who thinks it’s hilarious (my husband, for example) but I don’t think it’s […]

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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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