Tag: family

Motherless Mothering – Reflections on Being a Mother, Without One

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This January marks ten years since I sat at my mom’s bedside in the hospital after she had a stroke and ultimately passed away....

An Introverted Mom’s Guide to Surviving Pandemic Parenting

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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...

Three Lessons 2020 is Teaching Us

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Whether our children are in virtual school, preschool, homeschool, or in-person school, we all have the same teacher: 2020. The lessons have challenged and...

3 Homemade Frozen Treats {with 4 Ingredients or Less} for 5-Star...

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Being married to a Chef means that food is never simple (though always delicious) in our home…..unless of course, I am cooking. But, the...

Finding Creature Comfort Near Dallas

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There is just something about animal cuddles that is therapeutic.  While there are numerous places back open, here are three of my favorite places...

Little Ways To Make The Quarantine Less Stressful for your Kiddos

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Several weeks into social distancing, fun family ideas start to fizzle. After seeing animals in various zoos while they were still open, assembling jigsaw...

The UNITY of Community

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“There are three ways to ultimate success.  The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind.  The third way...

Life in a Pandemic :: Now, It’s Personal

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This whole thing is nuts, right? No sports, schools closing indefinitely, the stock market crashing. None of this seemed remotely plausible when 2020 began,...

Magic of the Movies :: Childhood Classics

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I do believe in the magic of the movies.  When the world is navigating a crisis, I’m choosing to turn to my own childhood...

Telling My Kids About the Siblings They Never Knew

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One of the bigger challenges I hadn’t really anticipated as a baby-loss mom parenting rainbow (or subsequent) children was how to talk to my...

Book Your Next Weekend Getaway with Hilton’s Texas-Sized Savings!

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**This post has been sponsored by Hilton to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** The end of May arrived this year...

On the Hunt :: Cruising Ducks

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Our family is relatively new to cruising.  We took our first cruise together about 2.5 years ago, and it was a Disney cruise.  Aria,...