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Like a Girl

Like A Girl

One Friday night my husband and I got WAAAY too into a surprisingly intense round of toddler basketball, when we realized we weren’t actually letting our toddler have the ball as our excited spirits overtook us, and we fought for one last point in “overtime.” My husband and I are physically very competitive with each […]

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Napping Wars

Frustration What is more frustrating than a baby fighting nap time? You just get your schedule down, with eating, napping, and bedtime, then baby decides, she’s not having it, and you feel like your world is tumbling down! Parenting. Fail. I spent so many afternoons obsessively staring at the monitor to see if my daughter, […]

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Bright Horizons Westlake Grand Opening

Sponsored By :: Bright Horizons Bright Horizons opened a new early education and preschool center on Tuesday, January 2, in West Lake Hills. The new center’s opening allows parents the opportunity to balance their work life and family life while providing high-quality education for their children. Bright Horizons at Westlake has capacity for 194 children with Infant, […]

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#Momstrong Stronger Than You Realize

“You are stronger than you realize!”  This “mantra” was exclaimed to me countless times by the well-meaning midwife as I attempted to master what really should be physiologically impossible and push something the size of a watermelon out of something the size of a lemon. And I get it, literally billions of women have done […]

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Christmas Blues

10 Steps to Combat the Christmas Blues

Jingle jingle jingle, can you hear that jingling? … Um no, no I don’t. Tis the season to be jolly. Well…not always. This has been me as I approach this Christmas season. I am recovering from my recent mastectomy and just feeling a bit blue. Completely abnormal for me, I am the celebration, over the […]

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Winter Is Coming! And Virus After Virus. What Do Moms Do?

As moms, I wonder how we survive sick season. I mean we already have treasured, minimal, light sleep…So add in a sick kid or two, then what?  When kids are sick we can pretty much expect to skip several showers in a row, our hair will get sticky and tangled, deodorant…what deodorant? We have like […]

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‘Tis the Season for Tantrums and Wine!

Christmas season is my FAVORITE time of year!!! I love the obnoxiousness of the sights and sounds, the over indulgence of holiday garb, treats, and eats, the parties, the ugly sweaters, the occasional Texas cold snap, and the crammed calendars. And I looove taking my kids to all the light shows, the Santas, and over-rated […]

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