Lee Cordon

As a history major, Lee’s plan was to go to law school. But the best laid plans resulted in marrying young, moving far away from her Southern roots to foreign places like San Francisco and New England, and dabbling in everything from newspaper beat reporting to writing wine tasting notes to event planning. She and her husband, Justin, settled in Dallas eight years ago and have three joyful little girls who, thankfully, don’t mind eating Tex-Mex at least three times a week. Lee blogs at Do Say Give , where she writes about how to be lovely and gracious in everything we do, say, and give (with a little bit of fashion thrown in for fun!).
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Six Ways to Be Romantic With Your Partner

In honor of Valentine's Day, I've come up with some easy ways you can up the romance factor in your marriage. (But these are good ideas all year long!) I'm using "husband" throughout, but...

5 Sweet Children’s Christmas Books That Will Bring You To Tears

My pre-school daughter brought the December Scholastic book catalog home the other day and, I have to admit, I was a bit underwhelmed. So many of the books seemed like the usual watered-down or pop...

The Hot Holiday Toys of 2016!

Need some ideas for Christmas this year? I've pulled some of the hottest toys this holiday. Keep these in mind when shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday because you might just find some...

“A Mother’s Life is at Risk” Pregnancy: MY PPROM Story

As my husband and I watched our baby moving on the sonogram screen before us, hearing the familiar fluttering that filled the darkened room, we found it nearly impossible to digest what the specialist had just...

10 Tips for Dealing with Doctors and Hospitals

Over the past six years, my daughter has been to just about every type of specialist, has had multiple surgeries, and dozens of hospital visits. These are the strategies I've learned along the way...
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Half-Day, Part-Time, and Transitional Kindergartens in Dallas

Whether you are looking for a part-time kindergarten or considering a primer or transitional year for your child, this alphabetical list is a good place to start your search. About a year ago I wrote...

Helpful Thoughts About Disney World (From a Non-Disney Person!)

Last month contributor Amanda explained why she's never taking her children to Disney World. Her post may be a reaction to our affluent culture's FOMO (and very entitling!) ideas about Disney World. So this...

Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Coming to Dallas! {+Ticket Giveaway}

Dallas Moms Blog has partnered with American Airlines Center to bring you this information on a fun event happening this September! All opinions are 100% our own! On September 29th members of the U.S. Olympics...

Father’s Day “Experience” Gifts in Dallas!

There are so many great gifts out there for dads, but if you are feeling like he has too many things, and want to give him something he can do, I've got some great...

How to Dress Your Children Like Royals

When Prince George made his first public appearance on his parents' Australian tour in 2014 wearing a totally adorable smocked number with a Peter Pan collar, the Southern girl in me did a little...

Direct Sales 101 – Five Moms Share their Experiences!

Ever wonder the real nuts and bolts behind the direct sales businesses that are so popular among moms today? I interviewed five Dallas moms about their experiences - including why they chose a particular company, how much...

The Contradiction of the Pregnancy Complication

Can we talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to pregnancy complications? If you've ever had a complication during pregnancy, you know exactly what I am about to say. It's what...