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Misty Smith

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Misty was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and became a brand new Memphian in 2015. She married Aaron in 2008, and together they have three girls: Eden (March 2012), Elyana (Sept 2013), and Elise (June 2015). Since 2007, Misty has worked in private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is passionate about helping women, children, and families grow and heal. Misty recently became a stay-at-home mom and is soaking up all the extra time with her little ones as they explore the big city of Memphis. When she’s not playing dress up and painting tiny toes, she likes to read, eat Cajun food, and cheer on her alma mater, the LSU Tigers. Misty and her crew live in Arlington.

Honoring Your Roots: Keeping Hometown Traditions with Kids
When we moved from Louisiana to Tennessee last year, I was excited about the new adventures our family would have.  Moving to a new place means exploring, learning about, and integrating into a new culture.  Our family has developed new rituals related specifically to the special city we live in, like eating at our favorite […]
Just Say No: Setting Boundaries During the Holidays
Do you feel exhausted during the holidays?  Overextended and unsatisfied?  Do you feel like you're walking on egg shells?  Trying to please everyone and make sure they're all happy?  Do you feel anxious amidst the busyness, envying those that seem to be at peace?   Then it might be time to set some boundaries. Boundaries […]
The Lies Moms Tell Themselves
Step into my office.  Have a seat on my comfortable couch.  Lean in and listen.  I'm about to give you some free therapy.  Don't worry, you need to hear this.  We all do.  And you will feel better afterwards.  You will leave feeling lighter.  You will be more empowered.  It's time to expose the lies. […]
I’m an Introvert, and My Kids Are Extroverts
"Good morning, mommy!  It's a beautiful day!  Who are we going to see today?  Where will we go?  What will we do?  Mommy, why are you being so quiet? MOM, TALK TO ME!" My two extroverted children climb in my bed every morning and fire these questions at me (the introverted one is sitting quietly […]
6 Ways to Practice Spirituality with Children
This post was written in response to Rochester MN Moms Blog's post, Raising Children Without Religion. After sharing that perspective on our social media, we knew it was only appropriate for us to also share the other side of the discussion with our readers. We understand that this conversation has many sides, many opinions, and […]

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