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Theryssa Gossman



Theryssa was born and raised in Collierville, TN, but is now a bona fide East Memphis resident, original hardwood and all. After graduating from The University of Memphis way back in the nineteen hundreds, she journeyed to Fort Worth, Texas for graduate school and snagged herself a Texas boy. Two kids (Samuel and Kate) and 15 years later, they all moved to Memphis. When she’s not homeschooling kids, running shuttles to basketball practice, and making dinners no one will eat, she can be found playing the oldies on her ukulele, fostering dogs, and picking up “junk” off the curb.

in the hospital after cancer surgery
Cancer Tried to Take my Husband
Sometimes things happen in my life, and I look back and think, "Did that really happen? Did I imagine that?" Most of the events of 2018 live in that sort of hazy, yet fully realized part of my memories. It started with me waking up from five years of depression that nearly killed me and […]
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Waiting To Stand
I can remember it like yesterday. Sitting in church on Mother's Day as all the other mommies stood while the church clapped for them in acknowledgment of their motherhood. Sitting. For three years I sat. I know women who sat for much longer than that; but for me, three years was an eternity. It had […]
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Leave the Mom Alone
I need y'all to understand something. I love my husband's kids. I do. I mean, I'm their mom in that I birthed them, but sometimes they're his. Like when they've spent the entire day picking at each other and then tattling to me. Or jumping around and shaking the house instead of doing schoolwork. None […]
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Fill your Kids with Good
Kids today can be so mean. It seems like every day I hear of another child being bullied or mistreated by their peers. Now, I'm not saying kids weren't hateful when I was a kid, way back in the nineteen hundred and eighties; but man, it just seems so much worse these days. I don't […]
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Bringing My Marriage Back to Life
A little over a year ago, my husband and I came to a crossroad in our relationship. We had to make the choice to begin to put each other first before EVERYTHING or to continue to put everything else before our marriage. We didn't really date or do anything fun that didn't include our kids […]


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