Julia Acosta

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Julia grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, before earning a degree in Public Relations from Baylor University (sic em!). She and her husband, Herschel, met and married in Arkansas, and then the adventure really began. They moved five times (to four different states!) over seven years, before they finally found their way to Dallas in 2015. Julia is a stay-at-home mom to their three children (10, 7, and 4), but recently started working as a part-time preschool teacher. She loves traveling, cooking meals that only three members of her family will eat, and staying up way too late with a good book.
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The Best Gear to Be a Sideline Success This Fall

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In our house, the start of school also signals the beginning of the fall sports season for my kids. Just as I make sure my kids have the right equipment for whichever sport they're...
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Sharing is Caring: 5 Tips for First-Time Kindergarten Parents

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Motherhood is a series of starts and stops, of holding close and letting go. Certain milestones have a way of solidifying these truths in my heart as my children get older, and sending a...
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Come On, Baby, Light My Fire: July is National Grilling Month

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July is National Grilling Month, and it's the perfect time of year to give your oven the night off and let your grill do the cooking. As the temperatures rise ever higher, there’s nothing...
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How to Spend a Day in Bishop Arts District With Kids

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Dallas is full of fun, unique neighborhoods, but perhaps none quite as unique as the Bishop Arts District. Billed as “Dallas’ Most Independent Neighborhood,” it is the perfect place to spend a day exploring...
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Reflect, Dream, Celebrate: Our Last Day of School Traditions

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School’s (almost) out for the summer! I am one of those unique parents who greets the end of the school year with the same eager anticipation as my kids. We are all ready for...
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Amazon Roundup: Top 10 Teacher Gifts Under $20

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Teachers deserve all of our appreciation every day of the year. However, we have two specific opportunities coming up to show teachers some extra love. The first is National Teacher Appreciation Week, which is...
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Top 10 Family Memberships in Dallas for Spring and Summer

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As spring ushers in warmer temperatures and more daylight, I find myself daydreaming about summer break and how my family will spend our time. It's at this point in the year that I start...
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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? 3 Questions to Consider

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Mention the word “kindergarten” to any parent of young children, and they'll experience a slew of emotions. Some are dreading the day they have to send their baby to kinder, some are excited, some...

4 Game-Changing, Time-Saving Tips for Moms on the Go

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Like most moms, I feel like there is never enough time in the day to accomplish everything that needs to be done. Over the past year, I took a closer look at my family’s...

Favorite Teacher-Recommended Gifts for the Teachers in Your Life

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As you scramble to finish up your shopping lists this time of year, don’t forget the ones who helped ensure you knew how to write that list to begin with—the teachers in your life!...

3 Ways to Share Your Heritage Through Your Kitchen This Holiday Season

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What delicious dish or treat comes to mind when you think of the holiday season? What is the one thing you've waited all year to indulge in? For many, it's cookies, or fudge, or...

Let’s Gogh! : Discover Van Gogh and the Olive Groves at the DMA

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On a recent cool, rainy day, my kids and I found the perfect escape — a day trip to the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) to explore the Van Gogh and the Olive Groves...