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Five Alternatives To Time Out

I know what you might be thinking. Some people say, “Time out is working just fine for us!” As a parent of a three-year-old and a six-year-old, sometimes I even use it in my house. But there are times where a time out really doesn’t function for anything but a time to separate your child…

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Changing of the Seasons

And just like that, my baby became a toddler. The last three months or so have been my favorite so far. (For those of you with younger ones – that would be ages 18 – 21 months to be precise. Hopefully you will experience the same reprieve.) Teddy was SUCH A GOOD AGE. The high-maintenance…

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Showing Up

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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Things that happened this weekend: ONE: I cheated on my diet. On day 10 (and 11) of my diet. I cheated with Whataburger because I love me some Whataburger and it had been a very long day (see number 3) and I didn’t feel like cooking. But I’m back on the wagon and telling myself…

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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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Hey remember that time I swore off making myself crazy with Pinterest-worthy children’s birthday parties? Well, that was before my 19-month son fell head over heels with Sesame Street, and in particular, Elmo. He dances and gets all excited and races towards the TV when you sing any of the Sesame Street songs. He brings…

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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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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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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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