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Whew. I have to admit I’m not feeling a whole lot of inspiration for my usual Friday post. The truth is I’m just happy to have gotten here at all, and I’m ready for my nap now. (What’s that? It’s on backorder for another 16 years or so?) Mostly because last Friday I started a…

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I’m SO very excited to announce our first Texoma With Kids readers party this year!! THE PLAN: The first day of school can be very emotional. Whether you’re dropping your little one off to kindergarten for the first time, stressed getting everyone ready for the big day, or just excited to get those kids out…

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Pretty much the second I posted about Teddy’s obsession with Elmo, his interests swayed almost completely towards the movie Trolls. I’m pretty sure there’s a first-time-mom lesson in this NOT to buy a whole bunch of themed toys and clothes whenever your kid is interested in something. All 17,000 Elmo objects in our house have…

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Let’s talk about something I don’t like talking about out loud. My health. I hate talking about my weight, my diet, my lack of exercise. My deep, dark, decades-long love affair with baked goods. Mostly because in all other areas of my life, I am an incredibly disciplined, regimented, and competitive person. I’ve always been…

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Don’t do it. The end. But seriously. Just try and avoid it at all costs. Because last weekend my husband and I braved the 7 hour drive to Sugar Land to see my parents and it was epic. We had the snacks, we had toys upon toys upon toys, we had the iPad juiced up with…

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My Favorite Texas Bloggers

photo credit Bake at 350 Meredith at Cake & Confetti – Way back in yester-year, Meredith and I used to work together at an advertising agency in Houston. Right after I left for Wichita Falls, she took a leap of faith and started her own business. I am so in awe of how her business…

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Millenial Mom LifeHacks

I’m a little (read: a LOT) new, and later to the game than some to this whole parenting thing. The last time I was around a baby for more than, say 45 consecutive minutes at a time, was when I was seven and my youngest sister was born. She’s now 25, so I’ll let you do…

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Mother’s Day Giveaway!

I’m SO very excited to announce our first ever Mother’s Day Giveaway! This package, sponsored by Texoma Community Credit Union, is valued at over $200!! It includes all my favorite me-time indulgences. It’s basically Oprah’s Favorite Things, Lauren edition. 😉 Package Includes: A $100 gift card to Spa Bella – Because if you’re a mom,…

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Chatbooks Lifehack

Ever judge other moms who seem to be excessively posting photos of their kids on Instagram and even worse, hashtagging their kids’ names ad nauseam? Guilty as charged. Well, it turns out they were actually WAY smarter than me (go figure) and may have simply been a Chatbooks subscriber. Have you heard of Chatbooks? The…

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I’m a big fan of the Timehop app. I love seeing the memories, but yesterday’s throwbacks really had to make me laugh. Could these experiences be any more diverse? 2012: I had just moved to Wichita Falls, but was still commuting back and forth to Houston twice a month to see my PR clients. Four years…

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