Two weeks ago I served on Shelby County Jury Duty for the first time ever. Overall it was an incredibly fulfilling, educational and positive experience. How are names selected for jury service? (This answer comes straight from this website.) A master list of prospective jurors for Shelby County Jury Duty is compiled from the Tennessee Department of Safety. The list includes all citizens over the age of 18, who have either a driver’s license or a state ID. Your name is electronically and
How to Not Be Lame with Guests with No Kids My brother and his girlfriend (late 20s) came to visit for 5 nights, 6 days the first week of May. I thought I'd tell you all where I took them each day so you can have some ideas for your own Memphis tourists. Is this the most riveting itinerary you've ever seen? No, not necessarily. I had my kiddos with me almost every day. Here's where we went that was entertaining enough for my 20-something guests and kid-friendly enough I could host them with my
A post shared by Sally F. (@memphismoms) on Mar 8, 2017 at 10:39am PST #TBT to last weekend skiing! I had lofty goals regarding this announcement pic, I have my 901 shirt on under all those layers! Of course you can't see it in the pic. It's like pulling teeth to get my husband to take a family pic, so I wasn't about to retake it. Announcing the East Memphis Moms instagram! Looks like the handle @eastmemphismoms is taken. If you have it or you know who does, I'd love get in touch!
Big news! East Memphis Moms is under new management! After 13 years of running locally-focused mom websites, I've decided to head in a new direction. And after two years of running this site from my new home in the Dallas area it's become clear to me that Memphis deserves to have a local mom running the site again. Meet Sally Fienup! Sally Fienup (LinkedIn) and her husband Chris live in East Memphis with their two daughters who are almost six and almost three. Sally was born and
Like most moms I know, I have to work at limiting screen time for my kids. Now that I have a middle schooler with a phone, I also have to work at teaching him the difference between using his phone as a tool and using it as a toy. We encourage him to use his phone to learn things and make plans with friends, but we don't want endless use of his phone as a toy. Obviously this is something the adults in my house work on too! Yesterday I let him add the Pokemon Go game to his phone, as a