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Melody Akhavan Abbey

Melody Akhavan Abbey
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Melody Akhavan Abbey is an attorney and writer, wife to Ashkan, and mama to Theo (August 2016). She moved to Dallas with her husband in September 2015 after spending most of her life on the East Coast. After attending law school at UVA, Melody practiced litigation at a large corporate law firm in New York City for several years until she moved to Dallas. Since coming to Texas, she has loved embracing her new role as mother to Theo, who is as sweet and wild as they come! In her free time, Melody enjoys investigating the Dallas food and workout scenes, reading, ​discovering new music, connecting with fellow moms, and writing about her experiences as a mother and a professional on her blog, From City to Suburbia. You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @fromcitytosuburbia and @melodyellie!

Trying to Become a “YES!” Mom

Fellow moms, I'm trying to change my ways. These days, I'm more Grinch than great, and I want to reform. I want to become a "YES!" mom, and I need to be held accountable....

In Defense of the Lazy Summer

Ladies, you may have heard of the Instagrammable summer. In fact, you may even be living it as we speak. But allow me to present the case for its less advertised and criminally under-appreciated cousin: the lazy summer. Certainly...
mom mantra

The {Mom Mantra} That’s Keeping Me Sane

I recently saw something striking shared by a fellow lawyer mom. Somebody wrote: "Anything worth doing is worth doing badly." Yes, you read that right. After I got over my initial reaction of "HUH?!",...
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What It Took for Me to Feel Ready to Have Another Baby

Since my son turned one almost two years ago, the most common question I've been asked is when I plan to "give him a sibling". I assume that everyone asking me means well. But...
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How to Raise Helpers

In this age of competitive parenting, wouldn't it be nice to shift our focus from traditional measures of success to something that's less talked about, but fundamental to raising the next generation of humans?...
reading

Putting Down My Phone and Picking Up a Book: The Second Best Thing I’ve...

Okay, folks. It's already February as I write this, and I've radically changed my outlook for 2019 by going to bed at a responsible hour every night. And slowly, over the course of the...
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Getting More Sleep :: The Only Resolution You Need This Year

  This post is part of our Sleep Series.  Fellow moms trying to help you rest easy! There is exactly one thing on my list of resolutions this year: getting more sleep. While I'll probably still...
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Take That Girls’ Trip, Even If You Don’t Think You Need It!

I just got back from my first trip away from my son Theo since becoming a mom well over two years ago, and it was just what I didn't know I needed to recalibrate,...
keto diet

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to the Keto Diet

By now it's likely that you've heard of the "miracle diet" that has gained visibility in the last few years, watched the popular documentary about it on Netflix, or seen incredible before-and-after shots on social media....
wine

Here’s What It’s Like To Be a Non-Drinking Mom in a World of “Wine...

  There's usually a specific look I get when I tell someone for the first time. Their eyes widen and in a split second they catch themselves and convert their display of shock into a...
Topgolf

Topgolf :: The Perfect Summer Activity for Your Entire Family!

**This post has been sponsored by Topgolf to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** Have you been to Topgolf yet this summer? Want to try something new? There's no better time...
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5 Best Podcast Episodes on {Parenting}

After connecting with many of you about one of my previous posts, 4 Best Podcast Episodes to Help You Improve Your Life (check it out if you haven't already!), I'm thrilled to share with...