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SummerFun

How I Intend To Make This Summer Count

As an elementary school educator, I have always looked forward to summer. No alarm clock, no schedule. Plenty of lazy days and lots of down time. A time to get refreshed and geared up for another amazing school year. Then I became a mom and summer turned into quite the opposite of what I was accustomed […]

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Baggage For Days

Baggage For Days

We just recently moved and I decided THIS time I was NOT going to bring broken toys, clothes that don’t fit, furniture I don’t like, things I don’t use or need and crap that keeps my house cluttered, into the new house. Usually, I would have just taken the 85 junk drawers and dumped them […]

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Silent Marriage

The Silent Marriage: My Husband and I Officially Have Nothing to Talk About

My husband and I have been together for almost half our lives, and we officially have nothing to talk about. We have fallen victim to the “silent marriage”. It wasn’t always this way, however. There was an initial thrill, when dating, of learning everything about each other. We met in college, and we took advantage of […]

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FULL SMALL HOUSE

Tiny House: 15 Reasons to Live Small in Dallas

While it might not fit the universal definition of a tiny house (under 500 sf, according to a google search), my house is small by Dallas’ standards. Especially when you take into account our living things to square foot ratio: 6 people and two dogs with less than 200sf each.  We have looked at bigger homes for […]

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Foster care - Dallas Moms Blog

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Foster Parent?

Far and away the most common response I get when telling people the infant in my care is a foster placement is something to the effect of “You are so amazing/it takes a special person to do that/I could never do that” etc. etc. etc.   I have yet to say what I am really thinking […]

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Appreciate a Husband who Travels - Dallas Moms Blog

Appreciating A Husband Who Travels

The last time my husband went on a five-day work trip, the kids won their version of Lord of the Flies by day three.  While the little one destroyed my eyesight by breaking my glasses and covering the remaining monocle with a thick layer of baby smudge prints, the bigger one broke me down emotionally […]

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