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and the Moms Who Live Here

Author Archive | Melanie Hooks


It Takes a Village to Raise a Mom

It takes a village to raise a mom, or at least to keep her sane. We all know that motherhood, with all its joy and love and homemade macaroni necklaces, also comes with trials we couldn’t comprehend before these tiny dictators came into our lives—tantrums over which bowl is presented for breakfast, seismic meltdowns in […]

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Why I Happily Buy All the School Supplies

The new school year is right around the corner. If your social media feeds aren’t yet filled with posts about why people are or are not buying their kids’ school supplies, they will soon. You have probably already read the posts that argue for buying school supplies because teachers are already poorly paid and shouldn’t […]

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Turning Good-Bye Into Welcome Home

Good-bye is never easy. The good-bye that led us to Florida was harder than most. My husband, Mark, and I have a blended family. We each have two children from a previous marriage, and we have a daughter together. When my husband was first approached with an amazing career opportunity that required an out-of-state move, […]

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