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Mom on the Run

I don’t share this story often or with many, but right after I had my second child, I was very overweight and unhealthy. I had just been laid off from my corporate job and had decided to return to college at night while raising two kids under the age of 3. The decision to go […]

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The Lion King is a Roaring Hit at Music Hall at Fair Park

Dallas Moms Blog received complimentary tickets to The Lion King at Dallas Summer Musicals to bring you this experience. All opinions are 100% my own. A Dallas tradition since 1941, Dallas Summer Musicals is off to a roaring start with the world-renowned production of The Lion King. Seen by audiences in more than 100 cities and […]

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{How to} Turn Multiple ‘Kid’ Meals into One Family Meal

When the pediatrician asks about their eating habits, I answer truthfully- They eat mostly everything that I make! The key word being *mostly. And, also- I only make what I already know they like, *mostly. Recently, I’ve fallen into the post-school, post-extra curricular activities routine of getting something on the table for the kids that […]

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Secret Favorite Things Party

One of my favorite things I have done with my friends recently is a Favorite Things Party. If you have been to one before, this is likely similar; it is a party where (like Secret Santa) you have a person you are giving to, you have a certain amount of money you should spend, and […]

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5 Activities {Besides TV} to Do After the Kid’s Bedtime

You made it. That beautiful, perfect, never-thought-I’d-get-there moment when all the kids are asleep, and you get to enjoy quiet time to yourself. Thank goodness for bedtime! For me, this usually translates to sitting on the couch with my husband and catching up on shows we’ve missed or our latest Netflix obsession while scrolling through […]

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Ditching the Suburbs for the Countryside

We sold our home in the suburbs this past month and it still feels a little surreal. Our house of 15 years was the place for holiday gatherings, birthdays, celebrations and of course, this was the first and only home my children ever lived in. Mi casita holds so many memories, but it’s time for a […]

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