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You are Enough, Momma

You are Enough, Momma

“I’m the good mom.” “No, I’m the good mom.” “Take it back!” “Never! You’ll never be as good as me!!!” Imagine two moms duking it out over their workplace and household achievements. Demanding that, because of one of their children’s achievements, they must be better than the other. Grappling at every tangible piece of evidence […]

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Screen Free Kids

Screen Free Kids

Screen free: I know it’s unheard of with screens even at gas station to entertain us while we pump gas. Screens are everywhere! Over a year ago we significantly cut down our daughter’s screen time. We have weaned it down to practically zero. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been worth it. She was like […]

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Dealing with the Sugar Conundrum

Dealing with the Sugar Conundrum

The Season of Candy cometh. We’ve been quite happily candy-free in our house since about May. That was when I dumped the leftover Easter candy into a bowl and delivered it to the dorm boys at Baylor, the private high school where we live. I have four kids, three of whom acquire candy at school, […]

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Motherhood Haikus

Motherhood in Haikus

When writing about motherhood, there are just so many things to include. So many ways to approach it. Should you be serious? Should you be tender-hearted? Should you be silly? I am assuming you can guess what my approach to motherhood (and most things in life) is.  And since I have a lovely college degree featuring […]

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Instagrammers I'm Loving

Instagrammers I’m Loving: Local Edition

So I’m addicted to my phone. Let’s just get that out there straightaway. I get my news from my phone, I keep up with my friends through my phone, I check the weather with my phone, I take pictures of my cute kid with my phone. You name it, there’s probably an app for it, […]

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Fly It Out : Travel Tips with a Tot in Tow

Fly It Out: Travel Tips with a Tot in Tow

Over the years, I’ve read a lot of travel tips for parents, often written by people who managed to schlep through an airport with their spouse and a baby, on a 90-minute flight with no layover, whining about how difficult it is to travel with children. It can be difficult, but it can also be […]

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