Moms & Dads

#2020, Right?? But There’s Still Plenty To Be Thankful For

#2020, Right?? But There’s Still Plenty To Be Thankful For

By TMoM Team Member Anna Keller This has been quite the year, and now that the holiday season is upon us I think we’re all being reminded of just how strange and insular 2020 has been. As most of us make plans to spend the season in much more contained ways than...

How to Have a Splendid, Blended Holiday

How to Have a Splendid, Blended Holiday

By Guest Blogger Dionne Jenkins The Christmas holiday is, by far, my favorite time of year. I love finding the perfect tree, decorating our home, and picking out the perfect gifts for my family. While the holidays are a time of joy and laughter for many, they can also...

Girls’ Night In Idea (COVID Style)

Girls’ Night In Idea (COVID Style)

By TMoM Team Member Laura Dydek 2020 has been a year of creativity. While the world has been on lockdown and we have been 6-feet-apart for months, people have been forced to find creative ways to get things done and stay sane. So when my best friend’s wedding was...

Fighting for Life & Love: My Experience with Akathesia

Fighting for Life & Love: My Experience with Akathesia

By Guest Blogger Amie Havens I am a 45 year old woman, residing in Winston-Salem, with an amazing husband, and two wonderful stepchildren. Starting around September of last year, my life would take a dramatic turn for the worse. Little did I know at the time for the...

My Shopping Addiction, Finally Cured

My Shopping Addiction, Finally Cured

By Guest Blogger Hillary Zaken Who doesn't love the well-lit enticing displays at Target? Who doesn’t love to stroll through T.J. Maxx, run your hands over fabrics and look through the displays of bargain priced designer makeup? Who doesn’t enjoy a fresh clean...

The Jolliest Family This Side of the Nuthouse

The Jolliest Family This Side of the Nuthouse

By TMoM Team Member Laura Simon I need to preface this with a bit of context: I am a strict believer that Christmas décor goes up the day after Thanksgiving. The same holds true for Christmas carols: not a note until Black Friday morning, however early that morning...

Parents’ Night Out Options in the Triad

Parents’ Night Out Options in the Triad

Updated by TMoM Team Member Rachel Hoeing This past year we have had plenty of "family time," so why not treat yourself to a night out with friends or a date night? If parents are comfortable dropping their children off at a local facility, we have found quite a few...

Ellen’s Book Nook — November 2020: Football + Thanksgiving

Ellen’s Book Nook — November 2020: Football + Thanksgiving

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd  Thanksgiving and football seem to go together like turkey and dressing. In many families, Thanksgiving Day meals are scheduled around the “big game” so everyone can be seated and ready to focus undivided attention from the opening...

A Mother’s Perspective on Teenage Suicide

A Mother’s Perspective on Teenage Suicide

By Guest Blogger Gina McCarn I became a mother again when we welcomed two more children into our family through foster care. You can read about our journey here. We welcomed Antony home only a few days after he had been discharged from the hospital. Uninhibited, we...

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