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Yes, They Are Listening… Lessons in Kindness

Y’all.  This isn’t a post about the millions of amazing things I’ve done right.  It’s really more of a post about all the years I’ve waited to see the results of things I hoped I did right.  I’ve always said that I got the regular issue kind of kids; not the special order kind with sparkling […]

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Stepparenting 101 — Things I’ve Learned as a Stepmom

Much like being a mom, being a stepmom is full of self doubt, questioning your every decision, having no idea what you are doing, and feeling like you’re failing while simultaneously hoping for the best. But unlike being a mom, there’s not a lot of support systems for the stepparent.  I’ve found some negatives groups […]

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How to Get Up the Guts to Travel Internationally with Kids

Part Two of this article is forthcoming, when we get home from our first as-a-family international trip, and I’ll let you know then which of my two working titles I went with for Part Two. My options at the moment are: How to Successfully Travel Internationally With Your Kids or Why I am a Fool and you […]

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Hey Fellow Mom, It’s Okay to Just Survive

Dear mom/dad/grandparent/guardian, I need to tell you something simple, but important.    It’s okay to just survive.    I taught 5th grade science in another life and I remember some of our vocabulary words during the life science unit were “thrive”, “survive”, and “perish”.  The visual vocabulary cards I had showed a plant in full […]

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My Favorite Dallas Area Malls – Rated by Me

Mom Confession — I’m that extra kind of crazy person who LOVES going to the mall with my kids for some indoor play.  Yup, even during the holiday madness!  I love walking around with my kiddos, eating at the mall food court, hopping from LEGO store to Disney store to Starbucks.  Zoning out on my […]

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My January Detox

New Years Detox Plan

I have spent a month indulging: spending, eating, drinking, skipping the gym and saying yes to dessert. I know I can’t be the only one feeling like I need a good detox, right? I have been looking forward to the New Year as a natural transition into better habits; January is the perfect time to […]

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Seven Kid-Free Resolutions for the New Year

I love our kids.  I mean I really, really love them – more than I’ve ever loved anything in my entire life.  Like shooting stars and universe explosions and never ending sea depths type of love.  Crying during diaper commercials and hawk hovering at the playground and looping kidz bop songs in the car and […]

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