Siobhan Fitzpatrick

Siobhan Fitzpatrick
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Siobhan Fitzpatrick (a.k.a. The Law Mother) is a mom, business lawyer, and writer. With no legalese and a lot of humor, she answers a broad range of legal, career, and parenting questions on her blog The Law Mother . She is mom to four girls, Caitriona (16), Cara (13), Kelsey (11), and Claire (7). You can find her on Facebook and Instagram @TheLawMother.

What Running a 5K a Day for a Year Taught Me

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A year ago the world shutdown and I hit the ground running. And by running, I mean literally running. A lot of running. A Forrest Gump level of running. With the gyms closed, I decided to...

Finding Your Virtual Tribe through Facebook Groups

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It took a few days before I noticed my friends had gone missing. Their constant chatter has been a reassuring presence in my life for 5 years. When I spent 2 ½ years with a...

4 Ways to Help Siblings with a Wide Age Gap Stay Connected

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Standing in the grocery store checkout line with your 4 kids, a rambunctious group of siblings, and a 10-year age gap that separates the oldest from the youngest, will get you a lot of...

An Introverted Mom’s Guide to Surviving Pandemic Parenting

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Anxiety makes us bad decision-makers. Pandemic-related anxiety caused me to make a doozy of a bad decision last March. I converted my home office into a bedroom, and converted the family den into a home office. It...

4 Fun Ways to Enjoy Dallas’ Vibrant Arts Scene While Social Distancing

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Embrace a good mess. My parenting mantra for 2020. Anyone who knows me in real life may find that statement out of character. I am a Type A, sweat-all-the-little-details type of gal. Make my bed first...

10 Best 90s Movies to Watch with Your Kids, Tweens, and Teens

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When I was your age… Has there ever been a kid who didn’t roll her eyes at the utterance of those words? My 4 girls are no exception. I spent my high school and college years in...

What Parents Need to Know About Learning Pods

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It’s 8:40 a.m. on a recent Thursday morning. Here’s what’s going on in my house. My kindergartener is at the breakfast table, singing the “Days of the Week” song (to the tune of The Addams...

Votes for Women: Fun and Easy Kid Activities to Celebrate the 19th Amendment

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“Don’t forget to be a good boy.” A predictable “momism” we utter without thinking every time we drop our kids off for a playdate or school or leave them with a sitter. “Being good” meaning...

4 Can’t-Miss Vacation Spots Within Driving Distance of Dallas

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Usually, most days can easily feel like a road trip to me. With 4 kids in 3 separate schools and all of those schools in different cities, I rack up the miles. Home in Irving...
cinco de mayo

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Kids

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I was 20 years old when I fell in love with...Mexico. I spent my sophomore year in college studying at a university in Puebla, Mexico. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's known for its culinary history,...
work from home

How to Survive Working from Home with Kids {But no Childcare}

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Like clockwork, when a natural disaster strikes, people are forced to hunker down at home, and 9 months later the birth rate spikes. Will we see the same thing with the COVID-19 {coronavirus} pandemic? Parents “working...
St. Patrick's Day

Dallas Moms Need to Know :: A Guide to Kid-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events...

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Ok, y'all, as you've probably heard by now, Dallas cancelled the St. Patrick's Day parade. More cancellations seem likely in the coming weeks. Double check details, use good judgement, and if you're sick, stay...