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Andrea Coker

Andrea Coker
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Andrea Coker is a Dallas mom of three, Margaret(5), Odette(2) & George(6 months) and wife to Michael. Andrea is a senior political consultant with Mayes Media Group but prefers The West Wing politics to actual news. Once in an effort to become an outdoorsy family, she took her family of five on a nature walk that took 4 water bottles, 3 hours, 2 stroller seats, 1 Elsa scooter and lasted a quarter mile, and everybody cried.

Living that DARTable Staycation Life!

**This post has been sponsored by DART to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own** I don't know about your family, but we are on the back half of summer and vacation...

5 Decisions to Make Now that Make Summertime a Breeze

I have 5 decisions for you to make now that will make your summertime a breeze. That's right--make them this week!  Summer is upon us. *pause for a moment of silence* I kept looking at...
Enneagram and motherhood

The Enneagram and Motherhood

“Hi, my name is Andrea, and I am a three.” This would be my preferred way for us all to begin conversations. If you know the enneagram, this will help you tremendously know about me...
holiday stress

3 Ways to {Eliminate} Holiday Stress        

Christmas carols, twinkling lights, the smell of a fresh pie just out of the oven…the thought of it gives me hives. I love Christmas. I love Thanksgiving. Nothing makes me happier than groups of...
Elf Dallas Summer Musicals

That Magic Moment :: Our Evening with Buddy the Elf

**This post has been sponsored by Dallas Summer Musicals to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** Christmas is work. We all know this. In December, we moms are juggling a million...
halloween candy

In Defense of Halloween Candy

*The best alternatives to Halloween Candy* *The top things to hand out on Halloween that aren’t candy* *Great ideas for Halloween prizes instead of candy* I put those sentences up there in hopes that while...
Dallas Bike Ride

Dallas Bike Ride: Car-Free Fun for All Ages!

**This post has been sponsored by Dallas Bike Ride to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** My oldest daughter just turned six, and with it came a childhood right of passage....
motherhood

On Becoming a Person Again :: Taking Care of You After Taking Care of...

My last baby turns a year old on Thursday. A quick calculation tells me that of the last 81 months, I have been pregnant or nursing for all but 15. I am still near...
restaurants

Play Like a Kid…but Eat Like an Adult :: Guide to Dallas Restaurants with...

Frequent scene in the Coker House Andrea: I’m hungry, but can not bear the thought of cooking. Mike: Same. Want to take the kids and all go sit down somewhere and have a nice dinner? A: That...
family vacation

Mom’s Guide :: Packing for a Family Vacation

Packing for a family vacation can be a daunting challenge for even the most experienced mama. Here is a real life guide to help. First, it is crucial you have forgotten all details of last...
Bullet Journaling

Why Bullet Journaling Is Perfect for Moms!

I have a notebook problem. The clearest sign that I am overly stressed is finding myself in the nearest SuperTarget staring at the wall of fancy notebooks, as if picking the right one will...
swimsuit shopping

A Mama-friendly Swimsuit Guide

Last year we went to the beach for vacation, and it was glorious. I was 750 weeks pregnant with our third child and gave not one single darn. I wore two borrowed maternity swimsuits...