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LanguageDevelopment

5 Simple Ways to Boost Language Development

In college, I vaguely remember taking a course in linguistics all about language development in children.  Today, I’m raising a young toddler eager to talk, but have forgotten anything useful I once learned.  (Mom brain is real and long lasting, folks!) In the spirit of the new school year and new opportunities to learn, I consulted […]

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Supporting Military Moms

Supporting Military Moms

April is the Month of a Military Child.  I’m supporting our military children, who sacrifice so much, the best way I know how – by supporting the moms caring for them day in and day out. A few years ago, my best friend moved away to become a military wife.  You know that friend who […]

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Understanding Stillbirth

Understanding Stillbirth

Last summer, when I became pregnant we were thrilled.  Like most women, I was a bit nervous through the first trimester.  I held my breath and felt the huge sigh of relief that comes with the start of the second trimester. Unfortunately, that relief was short lived.  At 17 weeks, we found ourselves sitting in a perinatologist’s office.  […]

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DowntownMcKinney

Four Reasons to Fall in Love with Downtown McKinney

  If you haven’t experienced the charm of the historic downtown McKinney square, clear your calendar this weekend and head north on 75.  This down-home square is a little gem only a short drive north of the big city.  With convenient, free parking, family friendly restaurants, and unique shops to explore, you won’t be disappointed.  […]

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BabyReadyChecklist

The Ultimate Before Baby Checklist

If it’s your first pregnancy or your fourth, this before baby checklist will make postpartum a relaxing time focused on baby!  When that third trimester nesting energy sets in, take the time to tackle this list.  Your future sleep deprived self will thank you! During my six weeks maternity leave last spring, before jumping back into […]

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Library

Local, Free Dallas Fun: Library Edition

Earlier this summer, a fellow mommy and teacher friend invited me to story book time at the local library.  I thought, sure it’ll be fun!  Although my son is too little to sit and listen to a story (he’s still working on sitting up without falling over), it would be a chance to get out of the […]

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