Ryan Hargrave

Ryan is a true-blue Texas girl, married to her high school sweetheart and mommy to a crazy-haired two year-old named Grace. By day she is a patent litigation attorney, and by night she moonlights as a fort maker, boo-boo kisser, and short-order cook. Ryan's life is generally a hazy jumble of brief writing and snack dispensing, but in her spare time, she enjoys Mexican food, Pottery Barn, and Friends re-runs. You can read more about her adventures at loved & lovely, and she has been known to post a picture or seven on Instagram at @lovedandlovelyblog.
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A Different Kind of Dental Experience :: Aurentz Family Dental

Dallas Moms Blog received a complimentary service in order to provide this review. All opinions are 100% our own! My daughter was eighteen months old when she first decided that she was terrified of dentists. Our pediatrician...

What Our Children Should Learn from Tony Romo

It has been a tough week for Tony Romo. For the last ten years, Dallas football fans have spent our Sundays and every Thanksgiving watching Tony Romo lead America's Team up and down the gridiron. We have celebrated the victories and...
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Dallas Moms’ Tried and True Thanksgiving Recipes

Remember when the only stress associated with Thanksgiving was figuring out how you could convince your mom to let you have a double helping of pecan pie after you had already stuffed your face with turkey...
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Ten Signs This Isn’t Your First Pregnancy

You can spot the first-time preggo a mile away. She is radiant. She is smiling. She is walking through Target in heels, balancing her decaf latte on top of a salad with no deli meat,...

The Best and the Hardest Days

It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. Parenting a three year-old, that is. There are days I want to stop the clock. Breathe her in. Bottle her up and keep her...
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When Your Baby Gear Needs an Upgrade {Willow Baby Giveaway}

This post has been sponsored by Willow Baby and Dallas Moms Blog received complimentary products to try in order to write this review. All opinions are 100% our own. I'm fairly certain that I have zero mother's...

Day in the Life: {Working Mom}

5:30 a.m. Alarm goes off. I press the snooze button. Twice. 5:50 a.m. I haven't washed my hair in three days, and it is 90% dry shampoo and texture spray at this point. Blow-drying just isn't in...
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Mommy Anthems {A Power Playlist for the Rough Days}

You know what we need, mamas? An anthem. We need a song that we can belt out at the top of our lungs in the shower, at the gym, in the car, or in the middle...

Ten Reasons Dallas Is Better than Houston {A Friendly Rivalry}

When I decided to move from Dallas to Houston for law school in 2007, I was truly and completely unaware of the great Dallas vs. Houston debate. It was all Texas, which was good enough for me. But the...

While I Am Waiting

You're glowing, my friend. I mean it. Not in the obligatory, you're-so-nauseated-that-you're-sweating-and-I-feel-compelled-to-say-something-kind-to-you-about-it way. But in the you-made-a-child-and-joy-is-literally-emanating-from-you way. You're pregnant, sweet friend. And I am not. You are craving cheese tator tots and vanilla milkshakes and sweet-talking...

Time-Saving Tips for Working Moms

Raising small people is no small task. For any mom. In fact, I know approximately zero moms who feel like they're nailing this parenting thing.  As a working mom, one of the things I struggle with most...

When My Toddler Gave Me Grace

It was only 10:30 a.m., but it had already been a trying day. We were on our second pair of big-girl panties and our third trip to time-out. We had done battle over chips for breakfast (I won) and Wizard...