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Elysa Ellis

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Elysa is a social strategist by day (and night), and volunteers in the local adoption community. She’s a native Texan and UNT graduate. She met her now-husband, Rory, through work over ten years ago. Cliche as it may be, it’s true! Their mutual love of food, and backgrounds in marketing, led them to start a food blog – DallasFoodNerd in 2011. In their 3+ years as parents, they have completed quite the bucket list of toddler adventures around DFW. In her downtime, you can find Elysa drinking hot tea year-round, thrifting, or listening to podcasts (sometimes all together).
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Dallas Zoo is Open this Fall :: Here’s What You Should Know Before Your...

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We’ve had Dallas Zoo memberships for three years now. It’s been one of our go-to places to coordinate playdates with friends and family, let the kids run to get some energy out, and a...
Five Practical Tips for Job Hunting During a Pandemic

Five Practical Tips for Job Hunting During a Pandemic

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Statistically speaking there’s a good chance either you or someone close to you is currently job hunting. I joined “team furlough” back in March, and I can’t say that I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve...
7 Apps That Are Making My Life Easier

7 Apps That Are Making My Life Easier

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If we are being honest, I have spent way too much time on my phone in the last few months. Some of it has been productive, and of course, a big chunk of my...
Dadvice: Over Two Million People Are Learning Practical Life Lessons from Youtuber "Dad, how do I?"

Dadvice: Practical Life Lessons from Youtuber “Dad, how do I?”

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In a matter of weeks, a dad with two (adult) kids went from launching a Youtube channel to well over 2 million subscribers and over 7 million combined views on his handful of videos....

Bring Your Camera For These Kid-Friendly Spots In Waco

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Disclaimer: This post was scheduled to go live pre-coronavirus. While many of the businesses are reopening in Waco, be sure to check their status prior to making plans.  Whether you’re looking for a pit-stop to...
5 Resources for explaining Social Distancing to Young Kids

7 Resources for Explaining Coronavirus and Social Distancing to Young Kids

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"Where are we going today?" is 2020's version of "Are we there yet?". Every day my preschooler is asking, "can we go to the zoo?", "are the playgrounds open yet?", etc, etc. Fortunately, we are...
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9 Indoor Activities for Bad Weather Days

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In usual February fashion, we are anticipating a day of clear skies and sunshine, followed by a 40% chance of rain and 30-something degrees. Being a native Dallasite, I’m fully prepared for at least...

Puzzles for Toddlers & Preschoolers {And an Organization Station}

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If I could give only one piece of advice to soon-to-be parents it would be this: “Cultivate your child’s interest in quiet activities.” Believe me, your future self will thank you! Although our kiddo...