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"Your children don't need to see you upset." "Be stronger for your kids." "Children don't need to know there are issues that make you cry." "Don't expose your children to life's hardships." "Cry on your own time, don't do it in front of...
**This post has been sponsored by The Eisemann Center to bring you this experience. All opinions are 100% our own!** The lights in his eyes, the smile on his face...I love sharing a theater experience with my big kiddo.  When...

Mardi Gras Family Fun!

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Did you think the holidays were over? Absolutely not. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s Mardi Gras season and it’s time to celebrate! Living in Dallas, we don’t get the opportunity to attend many Mardi Gras...
One of the more frustrating parts of parenting is constantly having to be the voice of reason to an otherwise unreasonable, smaller version of yourself. It can be truly exhausting trying to raise a decent human being because there...
If you’re a fan of the Lazy Genius podcast, you’ll hear Kendra Adachi often say, “Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t.” I implement this strategy by outsourcing the tasks that...
It’s 6:00am in a cold January morning. Through the haze of exhaustion, I can hear Elowen, my little Wen Girl waking up for the day. She’s woken up every 1.5 hours since 8:00pm the night before. This is our...
Love is in the air! It is February, after all. If you’re like me, you're frantically trying to figure out how to plan a meaningful Valentine’s Day for your loved ones (and also an entire class of fourth graders,...
There is so much I love about winter: cute comfy sweaters, warm bowls of soup, evenings spent by the fireplace, and the possibility of at least one snow day! Unfortunately, there is one thing about winter that I absolutely...
In our home, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the love we have as a family, not just the romantic stuff. We've tried to create traditions that include our kids and other family members. Showering our family with love is...
Once you become a mom, you automatically enter the playdate stage. So what's a playdate? One mom picks a location - her house, the library, the park, or other kid-friendly place - and she invites other moms with children....
Heavy emotions tag along uninvited: fear, failure, panic, sadness, exhaustion. The whole sequence of events leading up to your arrival is a blur and you are left gasping. As a mother, one of the most terrifying places you can...

My Hygge Home

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I've been in the process of building a new house for me and my children. Our fresh start. My goal is for this house to be a safe place. A place of love, affection, and warmth as my kids...

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