Laura Murray

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Laura is wife to Nathan and mom to Parker and Ben. In her previous life, she worked on the Hill in D.C., taught college classes and freelanced as a political consultant. Her days are now joyfully filled with watching cars, chasing small children, and wandering around Target. She chronicles her family life and cooking mishaps at http://www.happilymurrayed.com

Choosing to Stay Home

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Just the other day I was at the park playing with my kids, when another mom struck up a conversation with me. We exchanged the normal pleasantries about our kids, their ages, interests, etc....

Advocating for Mom

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As moms, we will always jump to defend our kids, our husbands, our friends, our parents and our siblings. I actually think that the definition of "becoming a mom" means defending others. The thing is,...

What To Do When You Are In A Car Accident With Your Kids

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Last week we were taking a last minute trip to visit the Arboretum with friends. I threw my kids in their car seats without any concern and hit the road. Just a mile from...

Five Must Read Books for Your Fall

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Recently, my kids have started sleeping better and they can entertain themselves for up to twenty (!!!!) minutes at a time. This has brought a breath of fresh air to my days of parenting...

When Mom Is Out of Commission From Surgery

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I recently had to have surgery for endometriosis and ovarian cysts. I wasn't worried about the actual procedure, but almost went into panic mode with everything that needed to happen while I was recovering....

Easy Birthday Parties? They Do Exist!

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I feel I am a rare subset of mom. I love having my house filled to the brim with people. Nothing makes my heart happier than when kids and friends are running around screaming,...

Five Tips for Your Toddler’s First Movie Experience

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I almost feel like it is a rite of passage for a kids first movie theater experience. Don't get me wrong, my kids certainly watch movies and tv shows at home but a movie...

My Name is Mom & I Have Mad Skills!

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We all know that being a mom is more than just college jeans that will never fit again, sleepless nights that will never end, slobbery kisses, never ending meal prep, driving all over the...

The {Never Ending} Toddler Days :: A Different Perspective

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Toddlers. Can I get an amen? Good Lord, I feel like all I have to do is look at my three year old and he can dissolve into tears, tantrums or both. These days are hard....

Be Prepared for Tornado Season

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Few things, scratch that, nothing strikes more fear in my heart than tornado season in North Texas. I've never been in a tornado per se, but I have had close calls in Texas that...

Soar Into Healthy Habits:: Let’s Get Moving with “Adventure” Walks

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Dallas Moms Blog is excited to partner with Dallas metroplex The Little Gym locations for a weekly sponsored series on children’s health and fitness! I don't know about you, but sometimes getting my almost 3...

Yes, I Have a High Needs Baby.

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Some babies roll with the punches. They can party hard til 9pm at night, sleep in the next morning and keep going like nothing ever happened. They dance at wedding reception alongside their parents,...