Erin Prather Stafford

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Shredding the Birth Plan

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The birth planning began immediately. As soon as the pregnancy test offered up its incredible news, I began researching what to expect during delivery and how to guarantee my wants would be met. However...

When Baby Turns 40

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My family has always had a positive attitude towards birthdays. Another year around the sun warrants festivity because it definitely beats the alternative. But something is slightly different for my parents and I this year...their...

Meet Thrush Monster: A Breastfeeding Enemy

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I had high aspirations for breastfeeding. And although my first child and I had beautiful moments, we experienced a medical condition I would never wish on my worst enemy. Let's call it the THRUSH MONSTER!  The U.S. Department...

Rediscover the Hilton Anatole: Staycation Tips for JadeWaters

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Recently my husband and I took our girls to the Hilton Anatole Hotel for a one night "stay-cation." Located just north of downtown Dallas the hotel has a new family-friendly pool complex called JadeWaters, which just opened in July 2016. Our...

Books and Adventures for Little Train Enthusiasts

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If memory serves the Choo Choo bug bit both my daughters around age two. Our household has seen its fair share of train tracks through rooms and cities built (then tumbled down). While I'm aware of the Thomas...

Make Social Media a Positive Space

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Today many of us are spending hours online using various accounts to communicate, learn and instigate change. Just as home space and workspace are filled with inspirations and positives, it's important we apply those same goals...

22 Minute Summer Workout

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It's no secret routines change with kids and exercising isn't an exception. Finding minutes to workout during summer is especially challenging, which is why I asked my neighbor Mallory Mansour Cislo to put together...

Going Green: Earth Day Tips for Your Next Grocery Trip

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This post has been sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd. All opinions are 100% our own!    Since 1970, Earth Day (April 22) has inspired generations to work towards preserving...

Becoming a Recess Advocate

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I've accepted there will be many differences between my education experiences and those of my children (new math anyone?). But recent events highlighted today's kids are missing out on something previous generations took for granted...recess.  It's not that recess has...

Birthday Presents In a Pinch

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It’s Saturday morning. You’ve settled down for five precious minutes with a cup of coffee when your eye spies the forgotten birthday invitation. The party is that day in ONE hour. And you’ve RSVP’d...

Yes, Your Child Belongs In The Art Museum

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When hearing art museum, do you imagine only silent adults observing works? It's time to erase those pictures from your mind. Granted taking children to an art museum has the potential to be as much fun as leading a...

Kids Dance Mix (Mom Approved)

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This past fall I volunteered to put together a kids dance mix for an event at my daughters' school. While I'd made several playlists for them as babies, it had been awhile since I got...