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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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15 Reasons to take your Kids to Noah's Ark - Atlanta's OTHER Zoo

15 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Noah’s Ark: Atlanta’s OTHER Zoo

If you haven’t heard of Noah’s Ark, the non-profit Educational Sanctuary for exotic and farm animals in Locust Grove, you have no idea what you are missing. This beautiful 250-acre property is home to over 1,500 animals. Most of them are brought to “The Ark,” by the Department of Natural Resources, zoos, educational institutions, and the general […]

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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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How do you pick the right home services provider?

How do you pick the right home services company, and be nice afterwards?

Perform a Google search. Find a home services provider. Review their website. Go to third party sites and read their reviews. Pick a provider. Provider comes to your home. They perform the job. You pay. Everyone leaves happy. Pretty simple, right? No. Especially in the middle of the summer. If you’ve been following my blogs, […]

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I Argue with My Husband {& I Love Him} | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

I Argue With My Husband

Recently my husband and I took one of those personality tests. Much to my surprise, we are complete opposites. Up until then, I chalked up our disagreements to just that, disagreements. Because we get along so well, I never stopped to think that we process information differently. But it also helped me to come to […]

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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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note to self | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

note to self

I write notes to myself.  There…I said it. I sit down, take a breath and write a note to myself just like I would a friend. Today – I found one. From years ago. And it was exactly what I needed to hear today – all these years later. So today I share my little […]

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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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