Author Archives: Carol Dorrough

Sensory Play

Sensory Play is ON! Emma is on speech therapy and occupational therapy. As part of our “homework”, I would like to share some of our favorite sensory play activities, so you can add to your list as well! I personally recommend you schedule times of the day or days of the week that your kid…

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As you, I often ask: how are we going to be healthier when healthy food is so expensive? Think about all the dollar meals on the drive thru you will never be able to beat on the organic supermarket aisle… Fear not, there are numerous ways we can all save money on our monthly grocery…

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Let’s talk about Autism. When you say the word Autism outloud, what or who comes to your mind? I bet you think about Sheldon or Rain Man or even Mr. Monk*. We watch them and relate with their struggles, odd behaviors, limitations. We have fun with them, because they have few or no social cues…

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Editor’s Notes: Welcome to our brand new series, Moms Who Lead! We’ve asked each of our guest bloggers to reach out to moms who inspire them, and interview them on their experience as boss moms. Know someone local you think should be featured? Email us at texomawithkids@texomacu.com! Tell us about your family. I have 3…

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I recently joined a book club, and the first book we are reading together is Year of Yes: how to dance it out, stand in the sun and be your own person, by Shonda Rhimes. I personally have a love/hate relationship with Shonda. I still have not forgiven her for killing George, but this is…

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First, I do NOT believe in Time Management. hahahah  I have read several books and participated in seminars and conferences to be able to find tools that would satisfy my need to do it all. I have concluded that you can’t manage time. Time is not ours to manage. It is a gift and as…

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If you want a From-Scratch Thanksgiving, start early by selecting the recipes you want to make and put together a master shopping list. If you don’t want to buy it all at once, look for better deals and buy the nonperishables first. If family is coming, don’t be shy and share the load. We all…

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We started a new tradition last year for Thanksgiving. We were working a lot, super tired, and thanks to the end of the year bonus, we were able to do something nice for ourselves – so we decided to life-hack Thanksgiving and make things easy. First, housecleaning. We found a reliable and budget-friendly company and…

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Living In Your Strengths

Live in your strengths… I have recently changed jobs. It sounds very exciting (and it is!) but also very scary. I am not very fond of being stuck in comfort zones. I am always looking for the next thing, the next project, the next deadline, so it just made sense, but the butterfly sensation in…

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