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.

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...

When Should You Give Your Child a Smartphone?

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Parents of young children beware. By the age of 10, 12 at the latest, your child will need to have a smartphone. Or, at least she will think so. “All of the other kids have one,”...

Most of Your Stuff Is Worthless :: 3 Things You Should Be Doing NOW...

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My husband and I have walked into my late mother-in-law’s house for the last time. We are in the process of settling her estate, including the sale of her house and disposition of everything in...

Run Now Gobble Later :: Preparing for a Turkey Trot

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I have a confession—I don’t like Thanksgiving. From the food (bleh) to the frenzied consumerism of Black Friday, it’s my least favorite holiday. Put your fat pants on…it’s time to eat (and other reasons why I don’t...

Why We Love Our {Catholic School}

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One December, I found myself frantically planning for the running of my home and family while I would be recovering from an upcoming surgery. Grocery shopping, getting the kids to and from school, Christmas...