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Dear Children: I’m Thankful for You

I’m a big believer in gratitude. From the Gratitude app I keep on my phone to document everyday random things I’m grateful for, to taking the time to be thankful when I’m stressed beyond belief and at my breaking point, I try to make gratitude a part of my everyday life. And the times when I’ve […]

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Skipping the Fads: In Defense of Personalized Parenting

Every time I see a new parenting phenomenon I’m a wee bit skeptical. Headlines tell you to push your children and be a “Tiger Mom,” or to let your children raise themselves in extreme “Free Range Parenting.” There are “Unschoolers” who homeschool by letting their children fully educate themselves, while other parents believe every aspect of their child’s day should be […]

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4 Things It’s Okay To Do As a Mom

It was a beautiful fall Dallas day. A blue, puffy-cloud sky and t-shirt with jeans kind of day. I had parked my car in front of a Sally Beauty Supply and was checking out (you didn’t think this red was natural, did you?!) when a woman raced inside. “Somebody needs to call the cops! There […]

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4 Tips for Buying the Safest Car for Your Family

 It happens to the best of moms and dads when you have a baby; suddenly that wonderful car that you loved before you had children becomes too small, or even worse, unsafe. Whether you have one child or more the addition of a little one to the family often brings up the discussion of whether […]

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