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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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Thursday, July 6: Cow Costume Workshop at Chick-Fil-A (5-7 pm) Mark your calendars! Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A (aka free food for everyone dressed as cows!) is Tuesday, July 11! Be prepared, and come by to decorate your Cow Appreciation Day outfit this Thursday! Bring a shirt to decorate to wear to our Cow Appreciation Day…

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Summertime in Scam City

Scammers don’t take summers off. In fact, some scams ramp up during the summer, particularly those geared toward vacations or travel. Don’t let your family fun be ruined by these summertime scams.   Hotel Stays– You’re awakened at night by a call from the front desk saying there’s a problem with your credit card, so…

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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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Kids’ Summer Fun On A Budget

Keeping the kids entertained while on summer break can be an expensive endeavor. But summer break doesn’t have to break your budget. You can still afford to take some quality family time – and you can do it all on a dime. Here are some great ideas to keep your children entertained while you are at…

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Wednesday, June 28: Miss Aimee’s Balloon Stories (FREE) From 2-3 pm at the Wichita Falls Public Library. Watch Miss Aimee tell some of your favorite stories and nursery rhymes with balloon props! She will be doing two shows – this is the first showing and will be limited to 300 people. The second show is…

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I am SO proud of this parenting hack, but sadly I can’t take credit, because it was my husband’s idea. This past weekend we broke out all our alphabet fridge magnets, and Teddy went nuts. The problem was that the kitchen is an off-limits zone that we’ve gated rather than baby/toddler-proofing, so we really don’t…

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Credit scores are a serious source of worry for most folks. You already know they can affect the interest rates you are approved for on your loans, your car insurance payments and even your job prospects. What you may not know is that, the Fair-Isaac Corporation (better known as FICO), changed its rules governing the…

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Tuesday, June 20: Kid Created Cactus Garden Activities 11 am – noon at the Wichita Falls Farmers Market: Let your imagination go WILD!(for good reason) Bo Fain will be set up and ready to share his passion for cactus succulents with turtles, alligators,rocks,sea shells & so much more! Bring your kiddos & we will bring the rest!…

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South Texas vs. North Texas

Photo Credit: @redgypsea Many of you already know this, but I am a Wichita Falls transplant. I grew up in the Houston suburbs, and when I first moved here five years ago, there were a few strange things I started to notice that you never really think about. Figured you guys would find this humorous,…

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