For as long as I can remember, I've worried. I never discriminated with my worries. I worried about my family, friends, myself, but mostly, I worried about things beyond my control. Eventually, my worries faded with time but were...
October 20th marks one year since a violent EF-3 tornado ripped through a densely populated part of North Dallas and upended the realities of countless families and businesses. As I shared with you last December, the magnitude of terror and havoc that this...
If you’ve been watching Clea and Joanna organize Reese Witherspoon and Khloe Kardashian since The Home Edit episodes premiered, you’re in good company. Unfortunately, not all of us have a celebrity mogul's budget to use when trying to get...
How do you make Halloween festive and fun while avoiding a pandemic? The CDC has labeled many traditional Halloween activities as high-risk for spreading viruses. But these considerations don’t mean we have to cancel the celebrations altogether. There are...
A recent conversation with my children has me reflecting on how I am using my time. On the eve of what would have been my daughter's 7th birthday, I was talking to my 3 young children. We always talk...
What can I say no to? It’s the question on my mind every August. As summer starts to wind down and all the activities and opportunities loom, I consider how to best spend my time during the next few months. What...
Dear Pre-Pandemic Self, I know you think that 2020 is going to be your year, especially after the nightmare of a year you just had. You have dreams of sending your older son happily off to preschool, and basking in...
I was flipping through the pages of a magazine, admiring the silhouettes of clothes I’ll never be able to wear, reading the stories of the beautiful people and where they find their inspiration and the thought crossed my mind...
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 to Dallas to Farmers Branch...
Without warning, I cried right there in the baby section of my favorite Target. And then there was the time my silent tears fell on my niece's head while I held her in my arms. I've doodled baby names before pregnancies...
My name is Kelly, and I have a strong-willed daughter. There really needs to be a support group, but as there is not, I keep playing the trial and error game with how best to raise my little sour...
As some of you reading may know, my 2019 was less than ideal. I came up with some ways to care for myself, with the full expectation that 2020 would be drastically better. At first, it was! I gave birth...

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