Alaina Pangburn

Alaina Pangburn
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Alaina is a transplanted Georgia peach who came to Texas as a newlywed in October 2010. She has an M.A. in Renaissance Studies from the University of Alabama and B.C. (before children), taught college-level English courses. She spends most of her time running after, feeding, and breaking up fights between her precious offspring. In between all that, she's a freelance writer and editor. She loves starting her day with a cup of coffee and ending it with a good book.

{microblog} The Changes I’m Taking into 2021

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Looking back on the past year, it is easy to focus on all that I lost, how I had to grapple over and over again with my plans, my hopes, and my expectations having...

I Give Up Shopping Once a Year :: The Contentment Challenge

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I first became aware of blogger Nancy Ray’s Contentment Challenge a few years ago, and it quickly became one of my annual goals: three months of not buying anything that I didn’t expressly need....

Calling it Quits on Screen Time :: No-Screen November

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After some soul-searching and the realization that my preschooler is planning her day around what shows she will watch and when, I am declaring it to be No-Screen November in the Pangburn household. This...

Sex Trafficking in Dallas :: What You Can Do to Help

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Sex trafficking has gained a lot of attention in recent months, especially on social media. And while it may be easy to dismiss it as an issue that only affects other countries or a...

Creating Margin :: What Can I Say No To?

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What can I say no to? It’s the question on my mind every August. As summer starts to wind down and all the activities and opportunities loom, I consider how to best spend my time...

5 Tips for Homeschooling with Toddlers and Preschoolers

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One of the unique challenges of homeschooling and other forms of at-home learning is the question of “What the heck do I do with my younger child(ren) while I teach my student?!” And it’s...

So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling: 5 Steps for Getting Started

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First of all, some reassurance and then a caveat. The reassurance: as a former homeschooler, I can tell you that we turn out okay. I’m fully socialized. Yes, I often wore my pajamas while...

Weeknight Meals for the Family :: 5 Easy and Kid-Friendly Dinners

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  "What's for dinner?" It's the question that can strike fear in the heart of any parent, especially when your reply is met with groans of disappointment from unenthusiastic offspring. Throw in picky eaters or...

4 Steps for Easy Photo Organization and Management

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Hi. My name is Alaina, and I’m a (recovering) photo hoarder. I have no fewer than 80 billion photos of my cat, my kids, my coffee. Some of this hoarding stems from the fear...

Dating Your Kids: 10 Ideas for Intentional One-on-One Time

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My husband and I have resolved to be more intentional with each of our three children this year, making time for solo "dates." This season of life is crazy, and we are often either...

From Jo to Marmee: On (Re)reading Little Women as a Mother

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I can still remember the first time I read Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. I was about 9, a voracious reader, and in need of a new book. I found my mother’s well-worn copy...

Apparent Insurance :: Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe

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**This post has been sponsored by Apparent Insurance to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** The day has come. Your teen has passed their driver’s test and is ready to take...