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Disneyland

Drama-free Disneyland ::  5 Tips for Keeping Your Sanity at the Happiest (and Most Stressful) Place on Earth 

I think my partner and I made a “no Disney” pledge before I was even out of the first trimester. We aren’t big into princesses and the idea of spending our much-craved, much-saved for, precious vacation time around a million kids and families didn’t really peak our interest.  So how did we become people who […]

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Small Pockets

Keep Your Pockets Big at Small Pockets

**This post has been sponsored by Small Pockets to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** Dressing my daughter is one of my favorite creative outlets. I’ve always loved putting outfits together, but having a little one to coordinate is next level awesome. The problem lies in the fact that the clothes […]

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Crayola Experience Plano

Color me Impressed :: A Day Spent at the Crayola Experience Plano {+ Party Giveaway!}

**This post has been sponsored by Crayola Experience Plano to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% are own!** When I was a kid, the coolest thing to ever happen was when Crayola came out with the 64 pack of crayons with a built in sharpener. So many colors, I was so excited to […]

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motherhood

Losing Yourself in Parenthood :: The Two Necklace Dilemma

My closest friends know that I treat the (supremely flawed) show Sex and the City like my own personal self-help book, occasional best friend, and security blanket all rolled into one. And while I wouldn’t call myself a Carrie (despite the sudden realization that I’m actually writing this “column” for a city “paper” right now…whoa), […]

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Elmo, Raisins and 5 Other Things You Don’t Understand Until You Have Kids

I remember wondering (pre-parenthood) why Elmo became the muppet of choice amongst toddlers and pre-schoolers. He’s annoying and talks in baby talk, I thought, is that really what kids like? Yes, these are the deep, meaningful musings of my pre-parenthood self, but the shorthand answer is yes, the tots love that dude. I’ve seen it […]

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North Dallas Scores a Full Adventure Park with the Opening of Urban Air

How is it already December? Gone are the simple days of school shopping or staying up late to finish a last-minute Halloween costume.  Moms, it’s crunch time. Winter is coming, the time where moms are called upon to do their best, most challenging work of the year. Where they must draw upon every trick and […]

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Christmas Gifts

What I REALLY Want You to Get My Kid for Christmas

I love all things Christmas. Decorations, cookies, Santa, tiny kids recreating the Nativity scene, Christmas pageants, red and green and blue and sparkles and glitter and carols and reindeer.  The one thing I don’t love about this season? Gift giving. Hold onto your yule log before you yell Scrooge. I love giving gifts all year […]

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