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Mom Lessons

A series about lessons the DMB contributors have learned as mothers!

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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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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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