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Teeth straightening--round 1!

All the Moms are Straightening!

If I had any advice for my awkward 14-year-old self on the day my braces were finally removed, it would be, “Wear your retainers, woman!” (Also, side note: yes, my mother made that sign for me. As a surprise. Yes, I was mortified. If you think this poster’s loud, you should see the poster she held […]

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Today I Am A Ma’am

“Today I am a Ma’am” That’s the title of an episode from my all-time favorite t.v. show: The Mary Tyler Moore Show. On this particular episode, Mary is called “ma’am” for the first time. She’s recently turned 30, her boss just pointed out that she’s no longer in the demographic advertisers care about (darn those 18-29 year […]

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From a Mom Who “Used to be Hot”

We owned this summer. I mean, we totally killed it. From spending countless hours at the pool to building the mother of all playhouses in our backyard, I can look back and say we made the most of the hot Alabama summer in 2017. One of the highlights was a family trip to Alabama Splash […]

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Memaw’s Pale Pink Polka Dot Dress

  By this point, I think it’s pretty obvious I have an appreciation for history and “old things”–see here and here. Beyond Birmingham’s history and historical homes, I also have a fascination with vintage clothing. As I mentioned on a previous blog post, my minor was in costume design. Fashion history appeals to every level of […]

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