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No More Goodie Bags

Please, No More Goodie Bags

Fellow parents, I have a request: Can we stop with the goodie bags? Personally, I hopped off the goodie bag train a few years ago, and I’ve never regretted it. Before you get the wrong idea and think this is another preachy post about how today’s parents are raising entitled, ungrateful children, let me assure […]

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Tales of a PTA President

Tales of a PTA President

Oh Man, those PTA ladies are the WORST. We’ve all heard it as newbie parents entering the school system. We’ve all seen the bake sales, the volunteer sign-ups, the fliers, the fundraisers. It has become a movie stereotype: this Pinterest-loving, over-achieving, unreal-expectations mom with too much time on her hands. The mom with the pearls and […]

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That Tattooed Mom

That Tattooed Mom

  I got my first tattoo when I turned 18. I had wanted one ever since I was 16, but in keeping with my mother’s rules, I waited until a) I was 18 and b) I paid for it myself.  My college roommate Jen and I went to Way Cool Tattoos, here in RVA, traveling […]

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Kids' Hairstyles

Kids’ Hairstyles: Letting Them Make the Choice

As a hairstylist and a mama, I’ve been dealing with kids’ hair issues for a long time. Mothers who want their daughters to have “Princess” hair. Fathers who expect their sons to have a high and tight fade. Strong opinions abound when it comes to hair. When my daughter was 4 years old and preparing […]

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The Passion Pitfall

The Passion Pitfall

We’ve all heard versions of these quotes meant to inspire us to follow our dreams: The message is a good one: dedicating yourself to whatever you’re passionate about can lead to a meaningful, purposeful career. And in many cases, it truly can. The person who’s passionate about helping people turns that into a long, fruitful […]

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