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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...
My children are in elementary school. They watch movies and stream TV shows and play video games. I am a pro-screen parent. If you believe screen time is the path to ruin, you (yeah, you looking at a screen this very...
I can still remember the first time I read Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. I was about 9, a voracious reader, and in need of a new book. I found my mother’s well-worn copy on a shelf and soon...
Friend: Also, your baby is looking like a 'big baby' and not a 'baby baby' and I'm sad about it. Me: She's a chunky monkey! Which makes me think she'll have my tubby body type after all. Friend: Shut it. You're...
Let's look back at the top Dallas Moms posts from the past year - the ones you read and shared the most. Lots of good (and useful) stuff in here, y'all. And if you're anything like me, it'll be...
Let me take you back to Christmas in the early 90s. My brother and I have just shaken each present under the tree in hopes of confirming our Christmas wishes. All I really wanted was Girl Talk the board...

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