We live in a culture of “now”.  In the current climate of our world, it's becoming harder for children to learn the imperative skill of delayed gratification. Since the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment of 1972, studies have shown that delayed gratification...
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 seemed like a good decision...
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...

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Looming, it towers; casting a chilly shadow. A monster wave of desire unmet. Instead of reaching for the buoyant boat of self-control, a tiny human will tugs the monster down, relishing in the momentary release of its torrent. Quickly,...
I've had the same tight-knit group of girlfriends for close 10 years now, and on occasion, we like to get together over drinks and good conversation that almost always turns into talks of our children and what is going...
We are in the thick of summer y’all.  Hot days where the sunlight seems to last an eternity and activities to occupy our kids seem to last all of five minutes. These long, hot days combined with a pandemic...
Here at Dallas Moms, we strive to provide relevant, timely and fun information as well as cultivate a positive parenting community. We are pleased to support the City Moms Collective change to our overarching values with the addition of...
I walked by at precisely the right moment. A young mother was crouched down next to her very young daughter on the sidewalk. It quickly registered they were discussing misbehavior. “Now stand up and let’s try again.” Those were the...
May is National Foster Care Month, so when the opportunity arose that I could write about it I was so thrilled. Foster care is something near and dear to my heart and something I am currently in the nitty-gritty...
We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw red raised hives begin spreading across our 8 month old’s face. As first time parents, especially, this sent a wave of fear through our bodies.  Just five minutes prior, we were...
You know? Most days I feel like a great mom. I try my best to be a great example and give my children everything they need to be successful. But why is it that when a complete stranger, another...
Playdates, parks, and birthday parties; social gatherings are the best! All the kids are running and playing while the mommas sit back and take a load off. Right? Well, if you parent a highly sensitive child, you probably view...

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Welcome to August, everyone. Remember what a cool breeze feels like? I sure don't! Let's try to make the best of these dog days...