Rori Harrington

Rori has lived in Farmers Branch her whole life. She works part-time as an editorial consultant at a local college. She loves Target, Starbucks, Netflix, The Happy Planner, writing, reading and sending real mail. And she is trying to accept the fact that she will never catch up with the laundry. You can often find her on Instagram @MadeByRori and @PlansByRori. She met her husband, Zach, in college and they have two living children. Miles (2012) and Aurelia (2015) keep their parents busy and keep their home filled with laughter and shenanigans.
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How to Set Up Your Planner for a Successful School Year

I know I’m not the only mom who feels like the project manager of life in my household. And using a paper planner – yes, a physical planner – is the key to things...

Reflections on Child Loss after 10 years

Dear Liam and Sebastian, I’m trying to write about what it’s like to have experienced baby loss as I approach your 10th birthday. And what do I tell people? The mothers who have experienced this...

3 Playgrounds You’ll Love to Visit in Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch is called the City in a Park and for good reason. You could visit a different park every single day for almost a month before you would get through all of them....

{microblog} Reflections on a Strange, Virtual School Year

There have been some really beautiful moments this school year. Moments which only happened because the year has been so strange. I have been the happy recipient of thousands of “just because” hugs during...

5 Books We Are Reading and Loving Right Now

We love books, and my husband and I love reading with our children and listening to them read to us now that they're old enough. We have lots of books but there are a...

Let’s Talk About Infertility

Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples. You likely know someone who is experiencing or has experienced infertility, even if you have never talked about it. We have to be willing to let go of...

How I {Finally} Cleaned Out My Closet and Kept it Organized

Have you ever seen Under the Tuscan Sun? There is a scene where Diane Lane’s character talks about choosing a room and making it yours. I started on a quest to find small ways...

How to Create a Hospital Go-Bag in Case of an Emergency

The last thing anyone wants to think about is having to make a trip to the ER. But at some point, many of us will have to do just that. I found myself taking...

How to Set Minimalist Goals for an Uncertain Future

How do we face a new year when the one we are leaving behind was filled with challenges, grief, and trauma? What does planning for a new year look like as we adjust and...

Keep the Spirit Alive During Your Socially Distanced Holiday

We've spent so much time at home this year. Every day feels like Groundhog Day. Some days look the same as the day before. But I want this socially distanced holiday to stand out...

Create Perfect Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I love teachers, and I love surprising our teachers with gifts. There are many ways to show educators appreciation. You can treat the whole school or just your children’s teachers. We have done everything...

18 Socially Distant Twists on Trick-or-Treating for Halloween 2020

How do you make Halloween festive and fun while avoiding a pandemic? The CDC has labeled many traditional Halloween activities as high-risk for spreading viruses. But these considerations don’t mean we have to cancel...