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Neighbors, I’m not dealing drugs. Just selling my kids clothes on the local BST Group!

Neighbors, that random brown paper bag a stranger just picked up from my front porch is not filled with drugs I’m dealing out of my Buckhead home. It’s something I sold to said stranger on the local Buy, Sell, Trade (BST) group (a.k.a. “the exchange”) on Facebook. It’s the only reason I carry cash or have cash in […]

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Whole Roasted Chicken

Knock-Your-Socks-Off Whole Roasted Chicken

Yes, mamas… it’s that good — it sure as heck will knock your socks off. Whether you have two different pairs on or realize you’re wearing your husband’s, this crispy-skin chicken recipe is yummy and toddler approved.  It is one of those easy meals that’s all prep and you can pop in the oven and forget about […]

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Are Zip Lines Safe?

Or 3 Reasons Not to do the Adventure Course at Callaway Gardens My nine-year-old daughter’s favorite shows are Survivor and American Ninja Warrior, so maybe it’s my fault she’s been begging to go ziplining. She’s an adrenaline junkie by proxy. She’s seen ziplines on commercials and YouTube vacation videos. Everyone seems to be doing it. […]

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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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Stop! In the Name of Love and Trauma! What Adoptive Moms Wish You Knew…

Attention! Anything you say can and will be used to help further fuel the trauma that our kids from hard places* have had to endure.  I honestly believe people as a whole do not mean to be hurtful or mean when they ask questions or comment.  They just don’t realize the significance of saying them […]

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It Takes a Village…or a Neighborhood Group

We’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village” used most commonly when talking about the challenges that come with raising a child. But what about the challenges that come with being a mom? Like never being alone (even in the bathroom) but having that constant feeling of loneliness. Or experiencing middle school all over […]

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Kinda, Just Go With It

Recently I’ve realized that my 1-year-old is a tad bit anti-social. Not only does he look at me with helplessness when other kids try to engage him but he also actively avoids all areas of the playground where other children are. This was kind of worrying me until I had a two sentence conversation with […]

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Roasted Eggplant Dip

Roasted Eggplant Dip with Pantry Gremolata

I love entertaining.  You would think I’d tire of it, since cooking for parties and events is my job, but I never do.  I love researching the perfect menu, making trips to five different stores for the right ingredients, and spending all day holed up in the kitchen preparing.  Dare I forget the moment, thirty […]

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