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Neighborhood Groups

Neighborhood Groups :: Find Your Ultimate Mom-Tribe

I vividly remember the first evening we arrived in Texas.  I sat across from my husband at Village Burger Bar, exhausted from the 13 hour, halfway-across-the country trek.  I really had no idea where I was, as I had never actually stepped foot in this town before.  And all I wanted to do was burst […]

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travel hacks

10 Travel Hacks for Trips with Kids 

It ain’t easy vacationing with a small human (or more). I remember when my oldest was an infant, a wise mama ahead of me in stage said “it’s not vacation anymore, it’s a trip.” That expectation adjustment helped get me through the phase of toddler trips, and I believe I am safely through it. Now […]

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dmg.onstage

shhhh! Theater and Live Music Etiquette for Kids

In the past 15 years of my professional international career as an opera singer, I have sung for a fair share of audiences. From children’s school performances, to date-night audiences, to Sunday afternoon “silver and golden haired’ 2pm matinee audiences, I’ve seen it all from under the spotlights onstage. The cell phones buzzing or ringing, […]

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Regional Plastic Surgery Center

Tips To Get You Ready for a {Mommy Makeover}

The Mommy Makeover. The elusive way that only celebrities and rich women “get their bodies back” after having children. But, we are normal moms, right? We don’t have trainers. We don’t have chefs. We don’t have (gasp!) plastic surgeons! And we sure as heck don’t have oodles amounts of money sitting around to “play with” […]

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classroom treats

Melted Heart Crayons :: A DIY Valentine’s Day Craft Idea for the Classroom

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Can you believe it?  Have you thought about the classroom treats your child will hand out this Valentine’s Day yet? How much time do you have for DIY classroom treats? That’s always my question! I have always tried my best to help my kids prepare little treats for […]

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diastasis recti

Diastasis Recti and the 3 Things I Had to {Re-learn}

I feel like I’ve been in “recovery” from my first pregnancy for three years. Pregnancy can definitely take a toll on a woman’s body. I knew it would be important to take it easy after delivering my sweeet baby boy, but I also wanted to show I could “bounce back” and get back into shape […]

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second child

Signs of {Second} Child Syndrome

It seems to be a universal phenomenon. Every single two-child family I know (or have randomly surveyed in waiting rooms or on playgrounds) says the same thing. The second child is coo-coo for coco puffs. Loony toons. A soup sandwich. Cray. Z.  When the first child calmly gathers his clothes and methodically dresses himself after […]

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