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.

Year-Round Shopping :: Tips to Take the Financial Hit Out of Gift Giving

I love giving gifts, which means I’m always on the lookout for things my people will love. As such, I have to keep a budget in mind, and I've found that, for me, the...

7 Tips for a Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve at Home

Parties aren't really my thing, but I have always enjoyed the New Year's Eve tradition of reflecting on a year gone by and thinking about hopes for the next one. This year we will...

What to Watch :: Holiday Family Movie Night Favorites

I grew up in a time before streaming services when we had to be home on the right date at the right time in order to catch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or A Charlie...

Life Lessons from a 40-Year-Old, Gray-Haired Mom

It is all just a phase. From the sleep deprivation we experience when our children are babies and toddlers to the struggles to juggle extracurricular activities. The house is full of toys and messes...

7 Favorite Food Spots in Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch has grown so much in the last couple decades, and we have so many wonderful dining options for everything from your morning coffee to a delicious date night. As someone who grew...
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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...