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LONG LIVE SUMMER

Me and the babe are confused about the 80 degree autumn Nashville weather and since it’s fall break we thought we’d just dive right back into summer. Ya know, staycation, grill some veggie burgers, corn on the cob and maybe catch some rays while we’re at it.

ARE THERE MEAN GIRLS IN KINDERGARTEN?

"Nobody wants to be friends with me", cried my 5 year old. Now hold up, I know she's 5, and well, girls can be dramatic, and this isn't a scene out of Big Little Lies (although I could create one just for the sake of my love for the show), but it's not. There's been no attack on my child's body. No marks. Nothing of the sort. But one thing is for damn sure, any kind of bullying is not acceptable and nobody is going to bully a 5 year old, but if they do, my inner Renata character is not going to stay quiet.

TO MY FIRSTBORN, I KNOW IT CAN BE HARD

Hey baby girl. Last night was a doozy. I’m sorry. I say that because I know that this is hard. And some may criticize me for saying I’m sorry. Some might say I’m too easy on you. That you need to be strong. Stronger. But you see, you’re 5. And being the big sister is a big job. And I’m sorry that it can be hard sometimes.