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Gotcha! |:: Atlanta Area Moms Blog ::|

Gotcha!

Yep, it has been a year since I became a momma…August 16, 2016, to be exact. We get to celebrate our 1st Gotcha Day. Which, the 12-year-old loves because it means it is a second round of birthday gifts. While I had been present for 4 years, being present is not the same as being […]

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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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I Don't Feel Like a Mom

I Don’t Feel Like a Mom

Before I became a mom, I read a lot of mom blogs. I loved the ones who just posted about day-to-day life. I would dive back through archives, trying to piece together some idea of what life with kids looked like. I knew I wanted it, but the daily reality was a mystery to me. I […]

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Closeup of a young woman measuring her waist in the bathroom

CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction

Our friends at Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery help us to understand CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction After having kids, your midsection takes on a whole new look, and it’s usually not the one you want.   Loose skin, stretch marks, extra fat – these are common issues for moms. I don’t know a mom who doesn’t have tummy troubles. Even […]

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Outdoor Pools at Atlanta YMCAs | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Outdoor Pools at Atlanta YMCAs

Being a member of a local YMCA brings privileges to visit any YMCA in the Atlanta area. My family has been taking advantage of this member benefit this summer by touring the metro-Atlanta YMCA outdoor pools. Growing up in California, summers were always spent swimming in our pool. Since I was a “water baby” it was important to […]

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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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