Krystal Hurst

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Krystal is a Dallas-native who began her career as a fourth grade teacher in Richardson RISD, but quickly changed paths to became a stay-at-home mom in 2011. Through a happy coincidence, she stumbled upon (what was then known as) Dallas Moms Blog in 2012 and found a community she’d been looking for since coming a mom. Shortly after joining the team, she gratefully accepted the “baton” passed to her as new owner of the site, and took off with it running full speed! Krystal not only helped to grow Dallas Moms into a large parenting resource, but also launched Collin County Moms in 2016; providing those in the north Dallas suburbs their community resource platform. While building a community, uniting the moms, and growing a business around this passion was a dream come true, after almost 10 years, Krystal officially stepped down as owner, and is now focusing on raising her 4 boys with her husband, Tim, and rediscovering old hobbies.
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SMU’s Family Research Center Needs TEENS For {Virtual} Peer Relationship Study

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This post has been sponsored by SMU’s Department of Psychology Family Research Center. All opinions are 100% our own. :: Calling all teenagers ages 15–17 :: SMU Family Research Center invites you to participate in a...

Dog Lovers Unite! AKC Meet the Breeds is Coming to Dallas

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This post has been sponsored by American Kennel Club. All opinions are 100% our own.  Two years ago, my husband and I were not looking to expand our family. We had four boys (ages 4–11)...

How To Get A Child’s Passport for the First Time

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Over the last year, more and more families are breaking free of their homes to set off on new adventures; a welcome escape from the monotony of the day-to-day routines that took over during...
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How to Save $$ On Electricity with EnerGenie

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This post has been sponsored by EnerGenie. All opinions are 100% our own! There's no denying last few years have been tough on families. Work and school schedules have changed, priorities have shifted, and budgets...

The 16 Vaccine :: Raising Awareness To Prevent Meningococcal Disease {A Facebook Live Event}

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On Wednesday, September 22, we hosted a LIVE virtual chat on Facebook, featuring award-winning actress Molly Ringwald, National Meningitis Association (NMA) President Leslie Maier, NMA advocate John Grimes and Dr. Albert Karam, in collaboration...

Everything Dallas Families Need To Know About First Saturdays at the Nasher

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In 2011, I was a brand new mom with a 5-month-old, desperate to get out of the house. I remember hearing about a family-friendly event happening in the Arts District and wanted to feel...

Texas Travel :: Waco

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This trip to Waco was hosted by GMC. All opinions are 100% my own! For as long as I can remember, Waco served as a great spot to stop and stretch your legs. Taking a...

Why Families Choose MD Kids for Pediatric Care

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Whether an infant spikes a fever or a child has a spill, parents want to know they have a pediatric provider their family can trust their family to and turn to during times of...

5 Family-Friendly Ways to Embrace Snow in Texas

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So, they say there's going to be snow in Dallas... While many native Dallasites know not to get our hopes up (as snow is typically just a wintery urban legend), it's hard to not start...

3 Warm Southern Dishes for Cooler Winter Months

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My family comes from a long line of Texans; at least 5 generations to be exact! So traditional family meals were exactly what you'd imagine growing up in my southern home. Chicken Fried Steak,...

6 Places To Go For A Kid’s Haircut in Dallas

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There comes a time for every mom when you glance down at your little one's head and realize... I think it's time for a haircut! This is a common question we see in our...

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed On Amazon Prime Day

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UPDATED: October 13, 2020 to reflect current sales. Did you know that experts believe holiday shopping has already started? After 8 months of quarantine and Shelter-in-Place, we're ready to have a sense of "normalcy", and...