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Simple Homemade Gifts

Are you looking for ways to watch your budget this holiday season? Or maybe you want to give your loved ones gifts that are a bit more personal. Perhaps you are looking for unique gifts for grandparents. Don’t think that homemade gifts are only possible for the queens of Pinterest. You do not have to […]

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To the Parents of Kids with Special Needs: They are Beautiful, and So Are You

To the Parents of Kids with Special Needs: They are Beautiful, and So Are You

At the age of 19, I was a student at Kennesaw State University on my 2nd major. I was extremely unsure of what I wanted to do post-graduation until a fateful phone call from my former 6th-grade math teacher. I had registered as a substitute teacher to make some extra money, and the very first […]

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Organized by Kam! My Experience | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Organized by Kam! My Experience

We all want to be more organized, am I right? We scroll through Pinterest and see impeccably designed, totally organized spaces with gleaming surfaces and think, “If only.” But the reality is that people live in our homes and they rarely look Pinterest-worthy. Or if they are organized, we are probably too exhausted to enjoy […]

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Letting Your Kids Fail

Letting Your Kids Fail

A year ago I read the book The Gift of Failure. As a former teacher and a mom, so much of the book resonated with me. Many of Jessica Lahey’s words made me want to virtually high-five her. Yes! Letting your kids forget their homework and try hard things- this is how they learn that […]

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Uniters, Not Dividers | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Uniters, Not Dividers

Divisive:(adjective) tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people I don’t have to say it. We all know. The climate in our country (world?) right now is incredibly divisive. We are warring factions all day long and it’s sad and exhausting. Even my 76-year-old dad, who has lived through the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee, […]

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