Dear Parent, The candles, chocolate and coffee mugs for Christmas are all wonderful, but let me be real for the three minutes it will take you to read this letter. They are not what I want as a teacher. I don’t want...
The other morning as we waited on carpool, my 8-year-old daughter was sporting a homemade beaded necklace, per usual since her preschool days. But this time instead of displaying her name, the name of her BFF, hearts and flowers...
When Show and Tell was first created, it was traditionally used in elementary grades to teach children the art of public speaking. The child held the object and told its story or, at the very least, described it in-depth. I...
Imagine that one day you are watching your baby laugh, play and talk gibberish, and the next day your baby is gone from this world forever—all in the blink of an eye. This nearly happened to me and my infant daughter, Sarah. My husband's...
Pregnancy and postpartum can be both an exciting phase of motherhood and an intimidating one. We hope this guide helps answer some of the endless questions on the minds of new and expectant moms. Special thanks to the featured...
In a world that is quickly losing the art of manners, it is important to teach your children how to handle themselves in all social situations, especially when it comes to phones and communication. When I was growing up in the 90s, my...
  As a new, young mom I learned some things once my daughter was born.  Newborns don’t necessarily love to sleep. Elastic waistbands should be required on every set of pants. Seriously, why do we need buttons when elastic is...
We hope it never happens, but it's important to know what to do if your child goes missing. For this list, I consulted government websites, nonprofits, police, and parents whose children went missing. These are the steps professionals say to...
When registering for my baby shower, I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of stuff my baby “needed.” Sure she would need a place to sleep and some clothes, but did she really need a newborn robe? Was she...
It’s the season of giving thanks, y’all! How’re you doing with it? I’ll be honest – I’m being challenged a little bit – teens and tweens can test even the most grateful person that ever lived. But as we approach Thanksgiving,...
Y'all.....everyone talks about the terrible twos, but I'm here to tell you that three is worse. I feel like the two's were a breeze: minimal meltdowns, communication got better, and all items on the dinner plate were eaten. Three's though? Three's...
I have always been jealous of baby whisperers. I was not one. I will never be one. I truly love a newborn, but I was never good with them. It’s probably because I’m a little on the high-strung side....
Halloween is America's third favorite holiday. Children are always excited about it because not only do they get to dress up but they also get lots and lots of candy. For families of children with special needs, the excitement is...
We have a king size bed. It is a good thing that we do, because not only do my husband and I sleep in the bed, but so do two medium size dogs, and a 4-year-old. How did this...
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Moms to See in the 803 :: Kay Hughes

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Recently I had the opportunity to interview Kay Hughes. She’s an educator, wife, mama to Kobe, and a businesswoman. She’s on a mission to...

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