Michelle is married to her best friend, Jeff.  She is mother to three amazing little men, Reid (June 2011) and Jack & Hunter (May 2013).  With 14 years of work in medical sales, she is truly grateful for the ever-challenging yet fulfilling opportunity to balance career and family. Her loves: yoga, her mom’s pecan brownies, her hubby’s risotto, organizing, the sun, wine, new beauty products and a great pair of heels. More of Michelle’s musings can be found on her family blog, Andersen Life and Times.
Birthday Etiquette

Moms {Still} Need to Know :: Birthday Party Etiquette

  Etiquette. Some of you may be thinking to yourself, "Does it really even exist anymore?" In my heart of hearts, I believe it does.  I believe that what many think to be the breakdown of etiquette,...

Raising Generous Kids

Does anyone actually think to themselves, "I hope my son/daughter grows up to be greedy, spoiled or to feel entitled?" Doubtful. One of my goals as a mother is to raise productive, joyful, generous children who make...

Never Pay Retail…Really?

We've all heard the saying "Never Pay Retail," but how many of us really believe that's actually possible? So maybe "never" is a bit presumptuous but as often as possible would be nice. I realized the...

Top 10 Toddler Must-Haves: Part 2

When I became a mommy for the first time three years ago, I quickly learned what some of the must-have items were for babies and toddlers. If you've been following Dallas Moms Blog for a while,...

I Donated My Wedding Dress to a NICU Angel

For six years my wedding dress - a symbol of one of the happiest days of my life - hung in our guest room closet with no apparent destiny in sight.  That is, until...

A Day In The Life with Three Under Three

If you've been following Dallas Moms Blog for awhile, you may recall the "Day In The Life" series we did a couple of years ago. Kelly, Jenny, Amanda, Heather & Cassidy did as any good...

Housekeeping 101

Do you make New Year's resolutions? Lose weight, eat better, get organized, volunteer, spend less, save more? You know the drill. I'm not one for New Year's resolutions because well, let's face it, I don't want to...

‘Tis the Season of Giving

Everyone recognizes the red kettles outside many of the grocery stores and shopping malls in the DFW area. The Salvation Army The Salvation Army's work in Texas dates all the way back to 1889.  This Christian-based...

One Sleep Solution That Will Work for Every Child

According to Wikipedia, "infant sleep training refers to a number of different regimens parents employ to adjust their child's sleep behaviors." Sleep Training Two words that conjure up such mixed emotions from one mom to the next.  I...

Protecting Our Children : Our Greatest Responsibility

If ever you're having a really bad day at work, a pull-your-hair-out/I-want-to-scream kind of day at home with the littles or just feeling as though things couldn't get much worse, a sure fire way...

Flu Season is Upon Us

Like it or not, flu season is upon us. No matter your view on vaccinations - whether or not to get them, or whether or not to get them according to the AAP's (American Academy...

Mommy Conveniences

The very day the hubs and I found out we were having twins (going from a family of three to a family of five!), I knew I had to take drastic measures to streamline...