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How to Encourage Summer reading Dallas Moms Blog

How to Encourage Summer Reading

Kids spend the whole school year practicing good reading habits, but once the school bell rings on that last day, how do you keep them interested in reading over the summer? Dallas Moms Blog contributors Lee Cordon and Amanda Hunter appeared on the CW’s Eye Opener to talk about all things summer reading!  Here’s a […]

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Magnolia Market Day Trip :: Know Before You Go

#Shiplap. Chip and Joanna. HGTV. If those three things mean anything to you, then you might need to hop in your car and take a little trip down to Waco to check out Magnolia Market at the Silos. This is Joanna’s new store, which replaces the smaller Magnolia Market in Waco. And it’s so much more […]

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75 Days of Summer Activities in Dallas

It’s here!! Summer is here!! Preschools and Elementary schools are wrapping up classes and before we know it, we’ll have our sweet babies back! Pretty soon there will be days of sleeping in, spontaneous day trips, surprise sweets, living room forts, splash pads, play dates. . . and then the first 20 days will pass […]

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What I did instead of working on your baby book: A love note to my one year old

When your baby is about to turn one, you get infected with a mean case of nostalgia.  In the past two weeks I have cried watching videos of our first moments together, packing away tiny pajamas and marveling at the sheer adorableness of her mini-donut sized hospital bracelet.  Then I remembered a funny tidbit and my tears […]

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Dining Out With Kids Dallas Moms Blog

Dining Out With Kids CAN Be Enjoyable

My husband and I love to go out to eat. We love trying new places and we love frequenting our standby favorites. Our carefree restaurant days continued until our oldest daughter reached about 2 years old. For about a year, we entered into a Not Welcome In Public stage. You know what I’m talking about. We’d heard […]

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The Myth of “Stranger Danger”

In honor of National Child Abuse Awareness Month, we’ve partnered to with Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center to bring you this important guest post on ways to catch and prevent child abuse. We teach our children about “stranger danger” when they are quite young, telling them not to talk to, leave with, or take gifts from […]

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This Is Not My Stage

This Is Not My Stage: a Lesson in Patience

I took several child development classes in college and learned about the theories of men like Piaget, Freud, and Erikson.  They all classified development into stages with differing perspectives on what changed from one stage to the next. Recently it occurred to me to refresh my memory with what those stages are about, and see if […]

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