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Memorial Day Weekend Staycation Ideas

In the spirit of the holiday, Memorial Day weekend is a time to enjoy our family and friends and celebrate our beautiful country. What better way to enjoy the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave than in our own backyard? So, this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, forget the TSA security check lines […]

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The ABCs and 123s of Kindergarten

Whether you’re a #KinderMom newbie or veteran, here are 20 Kindergarten tips to establish a sparkling start to your child’s first year of school: Teach your child to verbalize needs. Understanding our kids’ needs is intuitive as parents. However, expecting teachers to magically “know” this is beyond Superwoman stuff. Boost communication through reading, speaking, listening, […]

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The Thoughts We Think, The Things We Do: The Mental Workload Of Motherhood

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. I’m awake because of an anxiety-induced nightmare. Hopefully, I’ll fall back to sleep. Most likely, though, I will not. I’ll spend the next few hours obsessing over things I need to do. This mama’s mind is never at rest. Did Bailey brush her teeth last night? Speaking of which, […]

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Erin Maness

Meet Erin Maness

Erin Maness The Beginning I was born in Metairie, a city just outside of New Orleans, but I grew up in suburban Atlanta. Besides a quick stint as a first-grade juvenile delinquent (I threw a rock at my teacher…GASP!), I mostly grew up a book-loving goody-goody. (Shout out to Ann M. Martin and R.L. Stine.) […]

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