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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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Science and Exploration :: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding the World

**This post is sponsored by Primrose Schools.** The first three years of childhood are consumed with exploration and experimentation. In fact, Jean Piaget, one of the most influential developmental psychologists of the 20th century, described young children as “natural scientists,” referring to how toddlers examine their surroundings to understand the world around them. Given this […]

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Setting New Year’s Resolutions for {Toddlers}

With a new year comes the promise of a new beginnings, turning over a new leaf, and starting with a blank slate. Setting New Year’s resolutions is an age-old tradition that allows us to envision a new year with a different ending. My husband and I, thanks to lessons learned from others years ago, have […]

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Baby and Toddler Mamas :: Give Yourself {Grace} This Holiday

Pssst, mamas with strollers: over here. Past the “best” Santa for photos, and the coordinated ornaments, and sleigh rides, and cookie exchanges. Over here, near the baby changing table. I want to tell you something. You don’t have to do it ALL this holiday. Not this year. Not right now. Give yourself lots of grace. You […]

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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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DMB’s Holiday Gift Ideas 2017 :: For Kids of All Ages

Disclosure :: This is a sponsored guide brought to you by Give10Back.com, Hanna Andersson, Cubbie Lee Toys, MyBabyGift, Aqua-Tots, Zipadee-Zip, Princess Awesome, Sweet as Sugar Boutique, Cheeni, Jim Montgomery Swim School, Micro Kickboard, Toydle, Soccer Shots, Strider Balance Bike, Kindermusik, and KiddieMath. Every last one of these recommendations has the Dallas Moms Blog “stamp of [...]
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The Working Mom’s Easy Advent Calendar

It’s the happiest season of aaallllllllll!! I love this time of year. Truly. Our house has had Christmas music playing since October thanks to my Christmas-obsessed husband.  Our tree went up the first week of November. When I say we love Christmas, you know we commit to the celebration!   The holiday season can quickly […]

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YoungLives :: A Place at the Table for the Teen Mom

My friend Amanda Cunningham is the leader of the Mesquite and Garland YoungLives Club and she’s opened my eyes over the last couple of years to a group of moms we often overlook: teen moms. In the mom-group and mommy-blog world we are so careful to include the working moms, the stay-at-home moms, the single […]

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SAVE THE DATE :: DMB’s 3rd Annual Breakfast with Santa {All The Important Details}

Dallas Moms Blog is partnering with many of the businesses below in order to make this event happen. Any opinions present are 100% our own.  It’s almost time for one of our FAVORITE events of the season – Dallas Moms Blog’s 3rd Annual Breakfast with Santa!  We invite you and your families to join us […]

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Guide to Schools & Preschools in the Dallas Metroplex (2017-2018)

As a new mom, making that decision to enroll your child into their first "away" program can be overwhelming, stressful, and just plain hard -- especially in DFW! If you're new to the game, you may not be aware that you have a LOT of options depending on your needs, child's age, and the goals [...]
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