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PTA and Panera (January 10)


A dream is a wish your heart makes. And dreams can sometimes change. Once upon a time, I dreamed to be a public school music teacher. I did everything I needed to do and I got that job! And it was awesome! Then I became a mom, and my dreams shifted. The concept of having someone else watch my kids…

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The Ultimate #momspo


As the late Tom Petty sang, “so it’s Christmas time, again…” This holiday has had a completely new meaning to me since becoming a mom. Anyone else? I am a product of the 20th century American middle class, through and through. For me, I was extremely fortunate to have three unremarkable pregnancies (thank you, Jesus) and deliveries (thank you, Jesus),…

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The Importance of a Mom Tribe


Momming ain’t easy! We all know that! And we are social creatures, even us shy ones. (I said that to include all my shy pals, I am not typically a shy one!) We have a need to feel understood, to find common ground with others. New moms need a support system that includes family and friends who have been there.…

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Feel like you're going crazy as a Stay At Home Mom? Check out this post for some practical ideas for not losing your mind: How To Be Happy as a SAHM! www.theshortesttallman.com

How To Be Happy As A Stay At Home Mom


Being a Stay At Home mom is a gift. So many moms want to, but because of financial reasons, not everyone can. However, even though it’s a gift, in some ways it can be harder than working! There is a real value on having the stimulation of a work day- conversations with colleagues, working on projects, [hopefully] dealing with mature…

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Book Review of "Loving My Actual Christmas" www.theshortesttallman.com

Book Review: Loving My Actual Christmas


Well, good day to you fine folks 🙂 I am so appreciative that you have taken the time out from your day to check out my widdle blog. Today, I’d like to share with you a little somethin’ somethin’ about a new book that I had the pleasure of reading and helping to promote, Loving My Actual Christmas: An Experiment in…

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5 Tips To Transform into a Mindful Mom www.theshortesttallman.com

5 Tips to Transform Into a Mindful Mom (With Your Kids’ Help!)


Mindfulness is so “in” right now, and if I were to pick between scrunchies or mindfulness, I’m glad mindfulness is a “thing”! It’s because of our crazy, fast-paced lifestyle. There’s so much to be thankful for when it comes to modern conveniences, but it’s important that we keep it in check and counteract some of that screen and stress stimulation…

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Hands Free Life e-book club #8


Hi, Shorties! Two more chapters left in my little HFL e-book club! Chapter 8 is about the legacy you leave behind you. However, it may not be what oftentimes is meant by a legacy. It’s not about how long your list of accomplishments is, in resume form. It’s about living your life fully and following your dreams, and inspiring others…

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The July Guide


Greetings, Shorties! We at the Shortest Tallman (and by “we,” I mean “me”) love July. Back when I was teaching full time, July was like a giant Saturday… newly relieved from the duties of work, and lots of time until Monday 🙂 Plus, it was my opportunity to be a SAHM, something I had dreamed of from my early days…

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