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A Healthier Way To Land {Your} Teen’s First Job

Cooper Fitness
This post has been guest written and sponsored by Cooper Fitness Center to provide our readers with some valuable information! For the past 11 summers I have had the pleasure of hiring teens and young adults for Cooper Fitness Center’s Fit & Fun Camps. As much as I enjoy running camps for kids 13 and […]

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Babywearing Isn’t Just for Babies :: 3 Great Reasons to Wear Your Toddler

toddler wearing
Sometimes I’m not sure who fell in love with babywearing first, me or my daughter. My partner and I both wore her from the moment we brought her home from the hospital. I remember feeling so lucky for this miracle contraption that stopped the crying and screaming and allowed me to use both hands while […]

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YoungLives :: A Place at the Table for the Teen Mom

My friend Amanda Cunningham is the leader of the Mesquite and Garland YoungLives Club and she’s opened my eyes over the last couple of years to a group of moms we often overlook: teen moms. In the mom-group and mommy-blog world we are so careful to include the working moms, the stay-at-home moms, the single […]

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Looking for weekend plans? Head North to OKC!

Dallas Moms Blog received a complimentary weekend stay in Oklahoma City in order to provide this post. All opinions are 100% our own! Never trust someone who tells you traveling with a toddler is easy. Fun? Sure, it can be lots of fun. A welcome break from the playground/preschool/Moana routine? Um, YES. But easy? Nope, […]

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Family Fall Favorites Outside of the DFW Area

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We stay pretty busy during the school year and over the summer.  But my most favorite season to make plans for is the fall!  When the air turns cooler and we can bust out our boots and scarves… I am in heaven and I want to do so much more outdoors with my kids!  We […]

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3 Events To Make Your Holidays Even Brighter with Reliant

Reliant
**This post is sponsored by Reliant Energy. All opinions are 100% our own!** It’s very popular to complain about turning the clocks back and living in perpetual darkness all winter. I get it. Evening errands become a total drag for me and my self-diagnosed night blindness. Lately though, I embrace the time change because it’s […]

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7+ Things New Moms Need to Order From Amazon Right Now

Amazon
I will begin with this. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, get yourself one. It is definitely not the only way I shop, but I use it so frequently for so many things. Random things I need for our preschool (I got nearly every school supply through Amazon this year because who wants […]

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Why All My Kids Attended Cotillion Class

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Moms, I wanted to talk to you about Cotillion class since I remember it being around this time of year, or maybe even early winter, when I registered my kids for their cotillion classes.  Just putting the idea in your heads for you to keep watching for the upcoming new year class offerings.  Yes, all […]

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5 Steps to Creating a {Stress-Free} Party with Kazzam by Party City

Kazzam
Planning a party can be stressful – running around trying to find the perfect activities, decorations, theme, food, and more. Before kids, I would stay up until midnight the whole week before a big party – making decorations, preparing food, and sending e-mails. Even with one kid, I might be able to manage one all-nighter […]

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Gratitude :: A Perception Change that {Really} Works

Some days, as a mom of little kids, it seems like all the cards are stacked against you. In those times, it can be extremely difficult to practice gratitude. It is kind of hard to be grateful when you are cleaning up your third potty accident of the day, and you are already ten minutes […]

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SAVE THE DATE :: DMB’s 3rd Annual Breakfast with Santa {All The Important Details}

Dallas Moms Blog is partnering with many of the businesses below in order to make this event happen. Any opinions present are 100% our own.  It’s almost time for one of our FAVORITE events of the season – Dallas Moms Blog’s 3rd Annual Breakfast with Santa!  We invite you and your families to join us […]

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Attention :: Step Away from Being a Mom and Release the Caged Woman!!

Did that catch your attention? Good!! Are you suffering from moming so hard that you have forgotten how to be a woman? I mean uninhibited, party like a rockstar, walking barefoot on the sidewalk, wake up 36 hours later wondering what happened woman?!?! Or maybe take no mess, curled hair, high heels, Olivia Pope take […]

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5 Tips for Throwing a Budget-Friendly Birthday Bash

For the last few months, my husband and I have been watching our wallets. When my 8-year-old’s birthday popped up last week, we had to think creatively in order to give her a budget-friendly party that didn’t break the bank, but was still a lot of fun. I’m happy to report that we spent much less […]

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What I Loved Most About My First Adult Women’s Retreat

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I have to be honest, I haven’t felt the need to attend an all-women’s retreat as an adult. I attended a couple in college through my faith-based sorority, but since graduating and entering true adulthood, I have been to ZERO. Several weeks ago, a good friend of mine mentioned a church near her house that […]

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Santa…I Know Him! :: An Ivey Photography Storybook Experience

**This post is sponsored by Ivey Studio to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** Apparently someone hit the fast forward button on 2017, because I’m told it’s already November. How is that even possible? That means Thanksgiving is precisely 10 seconds away, and Christmas is 25 at best.  If you’re like […]

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What Exactly *is* Type 1 Diabetes? A Quick Guide for Friends of T1 Kids

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More than 200,000 kids and teens in the U.S.* are waking up today and acting as their own pancreas. As kids with Type 1 diabetes, they don’t really have a choice. If you don’t have a child with Type 1 diabetes, there is a good chance you know one. And since November is American Diabetes Month, […]

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Goat Yoga :: Why You Should Try It

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Goat Yoga is the latest exercise craze sweeping the nation.  Since I am easily distracted by baby goats, I took it upon myself to try a few Goat Yoga classes so I could give a review and some tips for our Dallas Mom’s Blog readers.  What is Goat Yoga?  It’s exactly what it sounds like.  […]

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Dirty Dozen :: Dangerous Apps Used By Kids

Dangerous Apps
I drove by a bus stop the other morning and I noticed EVERY SINGLE CHILD was looking at their cell phones. In our house we are SUPER strict with cell phone use because I work for a local non profit (Treasured Vessels Foundation) and we hear stories all the time about kids who are contacted […]

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The Gratitude Game

While I would love to take credit for this genius idea, it was inspired by one of my mom idols Carissa Byers. She shared that her family shares the things they are grateful for at dinner time each evening: The Gratitude Game. When I read this I realized it was such a simple task that could […]

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Join Us For An Exclusive Morning with Santa at Grapevine Mills

This is a Dallas Moms Blog sponsored event for Grapevine Mills. We’re excited to partner with them on this exciting, exclusive event! Dallas Moms Blog & Grapevine Mills (A Simon Center) are excited to bring you a one-of-a-kind family, holiday event! This intimate and private event will be an opportunity for children to meet Santa as […]

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What I’ve Learned in Two Years as a Stay-at-Home Mom

It’s been two years since I packed up my desk and hugged my awesome coworkers goodbye to venture into my role as a stay-at-home mom. To be perfectly honest, that’s a title I’ve only recently come to accept. If you had told me a decade ago that I’d be married with a kid, I would’ve […]

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Dallas Moms Need to Know: A Guide to the Month of November

Happy November! Am I going to get all emo on here about current events again? No, I’ll spare you this time, but let’s agree to stay positive and keep helping however we can; things are wild out there. One thing to be positive about is that we’ve finally got some perfect temperatures around here. Weather talk, […]

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{Effortless} Family Photos With AKA Photography

**This post is sponsored by AKA Photography to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** It’s that time of year again!  The mad scramble to get decent family photos before the holiday cards come out.  I loathe taking family photos.  No matter what time we take pictures or where we go, we […]

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How To :: Create Spooktacular Halloween Family Fun

Halloween has always been somewhat of a national holiday around our house. We go full throttle on the spooky décor, our Far North Dallas neighborhood turns into “Scare City Central,” and we always get slammed with nearly 100 trick-or-treaters seeking all varieties of “fun size” candy bars every October 31. Seeing little ones loitering at […]

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Teachable Moments In Target

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We’ve all been there. This story was relayed to me from a fellow mom who, like all of us, was just trying to get through another day. I’m sharing it here because I think we all have a valuable lesson to learn about teachable moments at any age – even if they happen in Target. […]

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3 Reasons to Spend the Howl-idays at Great Wolf Lodge

Dallas Moms Blog received a complimentary stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine to write this review. All opinions are 100% my own! School is officially in full swing and the day-to-day routines are starting to become…well…a little tiresome. I’m already anxiously awaiting the days of Thanksgiving and Winter Break when alarms can be turned […]

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Always Be the Best Dressed Mom in the Room

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I once had a girlfriend tell me “it’s always better to be overdressed than under dressed.”  Over the years I’ve had the chance to be both on many occasions, and thinking back – she’s absolutely right.  I much prefer being overdressed in any situation.  As a SAHM who also homeschools, there are plenty of days […]

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The Executive Assistant’s Guide to Managing Your Family

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In my day job, I’m an executive assistant.  There have been periods of time where I have had to keep up with the whereabouts of four busy executives.  Scheduling world-wide travel, getting them to meetings, making sure they have lunch, and pushing them out the door for their kid’s football game.  That makes it cake […]

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A Bad Moms Christmas with Alamo Drafthouse {Tickets on Sale!}

Some of our favorite moms in real life are bringing the joy of the Holidays and Motherhood to the Big Screen! Dallas Moms Blog & Alamo Drafthouse – Richardson are partnering together to bring our audience a private Rowdy Screening of A Bad Moms Christmas!  Starting at 6:30pm, we are taking over the lobby for a pre-event Happy Hour. Bring your […]

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Hospitalloween :: Focusing on Hospitality this Halloween

When I was pregnant with my second child, I prayed she would not be born on Halloween. I was due October 27, and I was 3 days late with my firstborn. I hated the idea of a spooky birthday year after year. (Sidenote: what a dumb thing to worry about. I am so much more […]

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Recycling 101 :: How To Make Recycling Less Intimidating

My family visited the Perot Museum recently and we were enjoying a snack on the outside deck. For five solid minutes I stared silently at a couple in their mid-fifties who, for five solid minutes were staring silently at the recycling bin. They each held a styrofoam cup and could not figure out how to dispose of […]

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Kazzam by Party City :: Become the Most Envied Party Hostess {EVAH!}

**This post is sponsored by Kazzam by Party City to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** When I was growing up, my mom was the ultimate hostess with the mostest. She loved hosting parties, cooking up a storm, planning fun entertainment, and preparing for days! But when the time came for the […]

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Unique Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Dallas

Unique Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Dallas
I love the Fall – pumpkin patches and corn mazes; apple orchards and hayrides. These celebrations are the hallmark of autumn. There are certainly plenty of ways to experience these pastimes in the DFW area, but one of my favorite things about living in Dallas is the unique events and experiences that are right outside […]

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Am I Less of a Mother for Being a Working Mom?

Choosing to be a working mom
In the field I work in, many women get pregnant later on in life than others because they chose to get advanced degrees to further their career. After putting in several years for school and reaching a point in your life where you are somewhat financially stable, it’s hard to make the decision to walk […]

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Meal Planning :: 6 {Go To} Recipes for Family Dinners

Over the years of cooking for our family I’ve had some hits and many misses. Practice does indeed make (closer to) perfect and I now have a decent arsenal of recipes that are simple, predictable, and most importantly, desirable to every member of my family. These are dishes I can incorporate into my weekly meal planning […]

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My Daughter Will Miss 7 Days of School for a Vacation and I’m Okay with That

Last week we left for a family wedding in California, after which we will head to Lake Tahoe with my recently married sister. By the time we return, my second grader will miss seven days of the new school year. At first, I pondered whether or not taking a vacation while she’s in school was a mistake. […]

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Lakehill Prep :: A Dad’s Point of View

**This post has been sponsored and guest written by Lakehill Prep.  All opinions are their own.** I’m not the first to say this, nor will I be the last, “Lakehill Preparatory School just feels like family.” This is especially true in Lower School at Lakehill Prep. It’s such a warm, inviting environment and my son […]

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Lakehill Prep :: A Dad’s Point of View

**This post has been sponsored and guest written by Lakehill Prep.  All opinions are their own.** I’m not the first to say this, nor will I be the last, “Lakehill Preparatory School just feels like family.” This is especially true in Lower School at Lakehill Prep. It’s such a warm, inviting environment and my son […]

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Baby Clothes

One of the best gifts I received as a first time mom-to-be? A huge bag full of hand-me-downs from my best friend, full of baby clothes and shoes her two girls had worn. Going through that bag, I remember thinking how long it would be before my tiny baby would fit into these huge clothes. […]

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Callbox Storage :: Making Storage Quick And Easy

**This post is sponsored by Callbox Storage to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** Have you ever looked around your house and wondered, “when did I collect all of these things and where am I going to put all of them?”  As mothers, we can be to WORST at letting things […]

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It’s Football Season – High Five The Coaches’ Kids

Last year I wrote the post It’s Football Season–Hug a Coach’s Wife. At last check it had almost 200,000 Facebook shares! I never expected it would touch so many coaching families, but I guess sometimes we just need to know someone out there, even if it’s in internet land, gets us. Coaches’ wives have a unique […]

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Mom Confessions :: On Raising Middle Schoolers

I lived through those newborn days where my baby was confused about night/day and I felt like I could never sleep, it actually felt like it would never end. Then I lived through the terrible twos when they started at the age of one, not at two like the parenting book said! I also lived through […]

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Mom Confessions :: On Raising Middle Schoolers

I lived through those newborn days where my baby was confused about night/day and I felt like I could never sleep, it actually felt like it would never end. Then I lived through the terrible twos when they started at the age of one, not at two like the parenting book said! I also lived through […]

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Five Ways To Tame Teacher Trouble

I will always remember my first experience as a teacher. It was a Thursday evening, late August, which for me meant “Meet the Teacher Night”.  As a new, fresh-faced teacher with 22 precious first graders on my roll, I had spent several late nights preparing my classroom until everything looked absolutely perfect. The only thing […]

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Advice for New Mommies from an Old Mommy

Okay so maybe I’m not an old mommy, but I am coming out of the newborn fog for the third time now and feel like I’ve learned a thing or two!  I told someone just the other day that I wish my son (my first) could have the mommy I am now, because there are […]

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Mom Confessions :: When I Realized I’ve {Spoiled} My Kids

I'm spoiling my kids
Once upon a time, there was a mom at a flag football game who made me completely bananas. Bonkers bananas. She was the one that yelled so much, and so loud, and was so over the top in love with her little player that I couldn’t think of anything other than following her and becoming her […]

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Prepare To Get Goosebumps At The Dallas Children’s Theater!

**This post is sponsored by Dallas Children’s Theater to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** Fall is the best time of year in Texas.  The weather starts to cool down, fall festivals are every weekend and it’s time for spooky parties and pumpkin spice lattes.  Now that it is October, my […]

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New Food Finds at the State Fair of Texas

After months of telling your kids to eat their veggies, there’s an occasion to throw caution to the wind and let them enjoy a “sometimes treat” of deep fried delicacies that are only available once a year at historic Fair Park  from Sept. 29 to Oct. 22. It’s the State Fair of Texas. That’s when […]

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Three Easy Ways to Keep Phone Use in Check

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Hi there, mama, from my phone to yours. I’m sure you don’t need me to recap how smartphones are both a blessing and a curse for parents, and how most of us run a daily balancing act between convenience/welcome distraction and the online rabbit holes of no return. So I’ll cut to the chase. Here […]

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Meal Planning for Working Moms

I know with all my heart that I am not the only working (or just plain BUSY) mom out there who loathes dinnertime each day. I previously struggled so much with this “Mom Task” that I would make lots of excuses to just take the easy road of eating out every night. Our budget and our […]

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Mommies In Need :: Because Moms Don’t Get Sick Days

Mommies In Need
We have all been there. The whole house is sick with the flu, or a stomach bug, or one of those things that doctors say is just a cold but you are pretty sure is actually the plague. And Mom is the one who has to chug a bottle of Dayquil to keep the household […]

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Honoring Our Children’s Memory: An Infant Loss “Forever Loved” Memory Wall

When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world. ~Ronald […]

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{Drama-Free} Family Dinners :: 4 Food Delivery Apps You Need

As a mom/wife/friend/homeschool teacher – there are a lot of things I do well.  Cooking and meal planning is, sadly, not one of them.  Somehow I missed that gene and/or lesson at school.  Add to that a house renovation and not having a kitchen for the past 4 months and I’ve had to get creative […]

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Try Some “Preventive Medicine” For The Home with Reliant

**This post is sponsored by Reliant through City Moms Blog Network. All opinions are 100% our own.** Ok, I know behind-the-scenes home improvement stuff is not a “fun” way to spend money. Replacing the galvanized pipes under my house does not give me the same thrill as new granite countertops and a fresh backsplash. HOWEVER, […]

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Dallas Synergy Chiropractic :: A Different Kind of Chiropractic Care

**This post has been sponsored by Dallas Synergy Chiropractic to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** A visit with your family to Dallas Synergy Chiropractic will take away any fears or misconceptions you might have about chiropractic care.  Drs. Bryan and Brittney Asby are a very caring team of chiropractic doctors, conveniently located at Hillcrest […]

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International Coffee Day :: 8 Kid-Friendly Places To Drink {& Enjoy!} Coffee in DFW

My school-aged kiddo has headed back to the classroom, which means I’m left with only one little person to wrangle on a daily basis. It’s time to hit up the preschool/playgroup circuit and arrange a get-together or two. The weather will be playground-appropriate soon, but sometimes my mom friends and I like to seek refuge in a […]

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Meal Planning :: My Approach to Healthy School Night Eating

I am one of those moms that really enjoys cooking for her family…well, most of the time, at least.  When my boys were younger and home all day I’d start cooking early, taking my time to enjoy the process and would even include them in the prep work. Think classical music, a crisp clean apron, […]

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Crest Exteriors :: Painless Roof Replacement

**This post has been sponsored by Crest Exteriors to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** Let’s be honest, getting a root canal sounds more appealing than having to interview roofing companies to replace your roof. There are a lot of roofers out there, and a few I’d put in the same […]

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Taking Little Ones to the State Fair :: What to Know

  Funnel cakes! Corny dogs! Fried s’mores, fried PBJ, and…fried beer and sweet tea? Maybe they’ve gone a little too far with those, but to each foodie their own. As much as we all love the goodies the State Fair of Texas brings, there’s obviously more to it than yummy treats and gut-dropping rides…including fun […]

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How to :: Fix Meal Planning {by Looping}

Meal planning is the best way to feel in control of the week that is coming. I adore writing down a great menu and then shopping for the ingredients. I love trying new foods and new recipes, and I love even more exposing my kids to new foods! The major flaw in meal planning is […]

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Dallas Moms Need to Know: A Guide to the Month of October

Welcome to October, gals! For those of us who frequently refresh a social media timeline or two, the news has been relentlessly heavy in almost every way. I just saw someone quote their therapist on Twitter, basically saying, “It’s ok to go offline sometimes because humans aren’t meant to process suffering on this kind of […]

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Dallas Bike Ride – Celebrate Life on Two Wheels

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**This post has been sponsored by Dallas Bike Ride to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** If you’re an active mom, you might have run a 5K, hiked a trail, or danced through a Zumba class, but you’ve never seen the city like this. For the first time, Dallas Bike Ride […]

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I Wasn’t in Love with My Daughters at First Sight

Women love to tell their birth stories, often sparing nothing.  Luckily, I consider myself a birth junkie so I enjoy hearing every minute detail.  No matter what took place from the time the mom knew it was time to head to the hospital to the moment her baby was placed in her arms, every single […]

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How to :: Meal Plan {The Basics}

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I’m really good at starting things. Not so good at finishing them. Which usually means the week gets off to a great start, but my “go-get-’em” fizzles out by Thursday Wednesday.  That’s why I need a plan. A plan that takes minimal effort and thought so I can rock at keeping my family fed all week long. That’s where meal […]

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SURPRISE Gender :: Pros and Cons

With my first two pregnancies, we found out that we were having little girls.  I am in the home stretch of likely my final pregnancy and this time we opted to do SURPRISE GENDER.  I thought it would be fun to tell you the Pros and Cons of doing surprise gender!  FINDING OUT PROS + […]

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Texas Discovery Gardens: Make Fair Day Extra Kid-Friendly This Year

This post is sponsored by Texas Discovery Gardens. All opinions are 100% our own! Doesn’t the State Fair of Texas make you feel like it’s finally, officially fall in Dallas? As far as fall touchstones go, I think it’s at the top of my list. This year the Fair runs from September 29 – October 22, […]

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The State Fair of Texas is Just Like Paris, Obviously 

My family loves the State Fair of Texas. We find it absolutely Parisian. Here’s why… Food – Obviously, Paris is widely known as the cockpit of culinary innovation, and the plates executed by world famous French chefs such as Alain Passard and Joël Robuchon tempt the tastebuds of many tourists each year. But if you can’t […]

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Fear :: Raising a Black Child in America

Fear. Fear is defined as “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.” I describe fear as an absence of faith when things become overwhelming or out of control. My biggest fear is that I will mess up raising a black child in […]

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Finding Community at Lakehill Prep

This post was sponsored and guest written by Lakehill Prep.  All opinions are their own. Choosing a school for your first born child in Dallas can be downright stressful. It’s the immediate topic of conversation between any two mothers of young children – even in the checkout line at the grocery store. Do you go […]

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{Free} Printable Meal Planner

Meal Planner - Megan Harney for Dallas Moms Blog
Meal Planning can seem overwhelming, but it ultimately makes life at home so much easier. By spending a few minutes at the beginning of each week or each month making a plan, I save so much time (and so much money) by skipping the ‘What are we going to eat tonight?’ question throughout the week. […]

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4 Simple Steps to Booking a Sitter

This post has been sponsored by Sitter. All opinions are 100% our own! Babysitters and Childcare. It can be one of the most frustrating parts of parenthood. The never ending search to find someone to watch your children in hopes that you can have a few hours to yourself or with your spouse.  The process […]

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How To :: Enjoy a Restaurant with your Toddler

When my son was a baby, it was so hard to take him out to eat. I would get to the restaurant and say to myself, “Why did I even bother?” But now that my son is a toddler, it’s easier and way more more fun to get out to catch a nice meal. But […]

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How To :: Enjoy a Restaurant with your Toddler

When my son was a baby, it was so hard to take him out to eat. I would get to the restaurant and say to myself, “Why did I even bother?” But now that my son is a toddler, it’s easier and way more more fun to get out to catch a nice meal. But […]

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Excuse Me, Your Mothering is Showing

parenting, encouragement
The last soccer game of the season was a doozy. My daughter’s (adorably) scrappy team of 6-year-olds were out-numbered, out-sized, and out-played. They held on until the bitter end to earn those post-game high-fives and snacks from the team cooler (the possible true motivation for any field effort). As Capri Suns popped behind me, I […]

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How To :: Prepping Your Family For Emergency Situations

With the aftermath of the largest and most expensive natural disaster in full swing on the Texas coast, it gets me thinking about how I can help.  Our own Krystal Hurst of Dallas Moms Blog posted a great article here about things you can do to help around town. That can be found here. After […]

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Back To School :: A Lesson About Rejection For Kids and Moms

“Hey buddy, come and look at your class list!” I said excitedly, remembering what it was like to learn who the teacher would be and what friends I would be in class with all year. I remember I couldn’t WAIT to go back school.  My son came bounding over to the computer and read the […]

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Learning The Importance of Forgiveness

My four year old needed my forgiveness big time recently. She had an epic meltdown in Hobby Lobby last week over a candy/toy contraption in the impulse-buy section at checkout. I have heard plenty of horror stories about such tantrums, but hadn’t ever had the pleasure of experiencing one myself until Monday. The story here […]

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September 10th is Grandparents’ Day! {DIY Gift Ideas}

It’s JUST around the corner! (And believe me, I only realized it when my son’s school sent out an email reminder just yesterday)- Grandparents Day! When many of our little ones have the honor to invite a VIP to their school, see their artwork, hand over a DIY card, and sing and dance for their […]

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Create a Grand Celebration on Grandparents’ Day

When I became a new mother, I thought one of the greatest joys was holding my newborns and watching them coo and cuddle all swaddled up and gently nestled beside me. I soon discovered that would pale in comparison to the immeasurable happiness I experienced while watching my parents do the same as they sweetly […]

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When Opportunity Knocks :: Teaching Kindness {An Adoption Story}

Opportunity is defined as a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something. When we think of opportunity, most of us imagine a chance for advancement, personal gain or success. We want our children to learn that a quality education and a strong work ethic will enable them to be ready when the right […]

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The Joy of Involved Grandparents

Grandparents day
I have been close to my parents my whole life, minus a couple months (years) during high school when I was a little more of a selfish teenager. Outside of that, I have always wanted to be near them, travel with them, go home on the weekends, and have them come visit me every chance […]

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There’s Nothing “Only” About Our Only Child

only child
I’m 41 and I don’t have a single tattoo. For my generation, that’s basically unheard of. As they say, though, people don’t usually stop at one tattoo. It’s too addictive. That was enough for me to figure I’d better not even start. You know what else is JUST like a tattoo, they say? Children. Once […]

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My New Dream Girl

Well it has been a while since I posted. I guess after finding out my dream girl was having a baby by another guy I just wasn’t in the mood to post. But I’m back folks! So I have a new dream girl. It is a bit of a long story so sit back,pour a cup of coffee and relax. So I have been stalking the Facebook page of the bar I use to work at-ya know how a single guys does when he has no life. I saw some pictures of a beautiful girl that bartends there. Blond hair,beautiful smile…just perfect. Of course I figured I would never have a chance with her-specially since she is about 20 years younger. But a guy can dream right? So a couple days ago I was looking around seekingarrangements to see if anyone new had signed up and who do I see? Yep that girl! We will call her…Tanya…So I figured hey send her a message who knows what might happen. She sent me a message back and we sent a few more messages back and forth. I gave her my number and SURPRISE she sends me a text! So we have been talking for a couple days now. She even says she likes older guys and not the young military guys that come into the bar where she works. We are planning on meeting this week. So we will see what happens…I have my fingers crossed and won’t be surprised if she disappears before we actually meet….but I might just actually have found my future wife-or she may just “ghost” on me like so many flakey girls do. Stay tuned..maybe the Single Guy won’t be single much longer!


Cook By Colours :: Having Fun With Your Kids In The Kitchen

Cook By Colours
**This post has been sponsored by Cook By Colours to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** My husband & I are blessed to be raising our son with our best friends who have a son just 3 weeks younger. We committed to family dinners together on Sunday nights recently, and our […]

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A Few Well-Placed No’s

Prioritizing family time
  Here’s the latest pic of kids 1-3, though they might actually die from parental humiliation if they see that I shared this.  But it won’t be the first “death by mom” – as they seem to have endless lives to be embarrassed by my love again and again.   Anyway. I know I say it all […]

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How to Survive :: LICE

how to survive lice
Itch, itch… maybe she has a mosquito bite on her head… scratch, scratch… no it can’t be… itch, itch…let me just take a peek…scratch, scratch…Oh Dear God, No!!! LICE!!! Ever since I became a parent I have been terrified of one day finding bugs in my kids’ hair. When they started at pre-school, I began […]

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How to Survive :: LICE

how to survive lice
Itch, itch… maybe she has a mosquito bite on her head… scratch, scratch… no it can’t be… itch, itch…let me just take a peek…scratch, scratch…Oh Dear God, No!!! LICE!!! Ever since I became a parent I have been terrified of one day finding bugs in my kids’ hair. When they started at pre-school, I began […]

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TIME TO VOTE! :: DMB’s Best of Dallas Awards – HEALTHY KIDS {Presented by Solv}

Dallas Moms Blog’s Best of Dallas Awards – Healthy Kids are sponsored by Solv. All opinions are 100% our own and nominations are not affected by this sponsorship.  A few weeks ago, we asked for your help and, mamas, you delivered! We’re hosting our first “Best of Dallas” Awards featuring businesses that focus on “Healthy […]

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Dallas Moms Need to Know: A Guide to the Month of September

I will 100% not be making pumpkin spice jokes in this intro. But I will most certainly say something about the temperatures, because let’s be real, September is almost indistinguishable from high summer around here. September in Dallas means getting overly excited to bust out my fall fashions, then sweating to death in boots and […]

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Peek n’ Play Grapevine :: My New Favorite Playdate

Peek n Play Grapevine - Megan Harney for Dallas Moms Blog
As a Dallas mom, I am constantly looking for the best ways to have fun indoors. When our temperatures reach above 100 for weeks at a time and don’t cool down until November, that leaves a LOT of days in our house where this is a ton of energy and not enough things to do. […]

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6 Tips for Surviving Your Next Move

Raise your hand if you love moving! Me neither. My family is doing exactly that over the next month, though. On top of the move, we’re taking a two-week trip overseas between now and the day we close on our new house. Needless to say, it’s been somewhat of a mad scramble to pack, sell […]

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Hurricane Harvey :: What Dallas Families Can Do To Help

While there may be 250+ miles between us, Dallas is deeply connected to all of the Texas cities affected by Hurricane Harvey. The emergency situation that continues to unfold in Victoria, Houston, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and surrounding areas leaves many of us here in the Northern part of the state feeling helpless.  What can we […]

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Hurricane Harvey :: What Dallas Families Can Do To Help

While there may be 250+ miles between us, Dallas is deeply connected to all of the Texas cities affected by Hurricane Harvey. The emergency situation that continues to unfold in Victoria, Houston, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and surrounding areas leaves many of us here in the Northern part of the state feeling helpless.  What can we […]

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Now that You’re a Mom, Can We Still be Friends?

Friendships during motherhood
All of us have friendships that come from all aspects of our journey leading to motherhood. We have friends from childhood, friends from high school, college, work and so on. Some friends marry before you, get a house before you, have children before you. And there comes this point in time when there is change. […]

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I Let my Kids Choose My Wardrobe :: Breaking Free of Yoga Pants and Bathrobes

It’s August and I have basically run out of every single fun thing to do with the kids. Pinterest has failed me, I have exhausted every camp option available, I’ve cooked the same dinner 3 nights a week…and it’s too hot for me to care anymore. I realized that as my creativity started to fade, […]

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5 Positive Changes I’ve Made in My First 2 Years of Motherhood

This past month, my first born turned two years old. Naturally, this milestone made me reflect on many things from the past two years, but there was a surprising common theme – most of the things that have changed over the past two years have been in me. I have spent the first part of motherhood […]

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Pampers at Sam’s Club Pickup :: Saves You Time and Energy

This post has been sponsored by Proctor & Gamble and Sam’s Club to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own! I am a proud mother of four and when we buy groceries, we buy in bulk. I remember when they were all under the age of 6 and I would run out […]

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Pampers at Sam’s Club Pickup :: Saves You Time and Energy

This post has been sponsored by Proctor & Gamble and Sam’s Club to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own! I am a proud mother of four and when we buy groceries, we buy in bulk. I remember when they were all under the age of 6 and I would run out […]

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Self-Affirmations :: Building Your Child Up From the Inside

I still remember it like yesterday, sitting at home, at least 6 months pregnant with my son, watching the Trayvon Martin case and thinking to myself, “What type of world am I bringing my son into?” I prayed, and cried, and pretty sure I prayed and cried some more. I just knew that the world […]

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I Don’t Know What I’m Doing :: Potty Training {Answers from Our DMB Contributors}

potty training tips
Summer is a great time to take on new challenges, including for your kiddos.  For two of our DMB Contributors, Katy W. and Katherine H., they attempted the biggest toddler challenge of all…Potty Training.  We’ve asked them our most pressing questions about potty training and they’ve offered their experience and tips for potty training your own kiddos.  […]

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Why We Are Skipping Kindergarten

skipping kindergarten
I’ve always felt that the September 1 cut off for starting kindergarten was somewhat arbitrary. I get that there has to be an age requirement, but I think it should be a little more flexible, such as a couple months on either side of September 1.  All kids are different. Some kids who turn five […]

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One Mom’s Success Story After 6 Weeks at Utopia-Food & Fitness

This post has been sponsored by Utopia Food & Fitness to bring you this experience. All opinions are 100% our own!  As a homeschooling mom of twins that works from home (in all my spare time), I had gotten in to poor eating habits.  And maybe wine.  Everything seemed to be in a cyclical habit […]

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Solar Eclipse Tips And Dallas Events For Busy Moms

solar eclipse dallas
With back to school chaos already in full swing, who has time to think about the upcoming eclipse approaching on August 21, 2017?  No one.  So let me give you some quick information about what is going to happen during the solar eclipse and how you can easily make it safe and fun for kids […]

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“Grown Up” Music That’s Also Child-Friendly

You can only listen to nursery rhymes for so long before you start hearing them in your sleep. My husband really loves music. He loves finding new artists, learning all the lyrics and backstories, seeing the up-and-comers live before they get popular and trade small, intimate coffee houses for huge, sold-out stadiums. Of course, when […]

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Never Say Never: I Left My Daughter in a Hot Car

Prevent accidents
I left my daughter in a hot car, and if I could do it-so could you. “Hey where is Penny?”  It was such a simple question, one that any parent of a young child will find themselves asking when things are too quiet.  It was a little after 8 p.m. and my family had just […]

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Why Take Maternity Photos?

taking maternity photos
I am about to pop with Baby #3, and there is a chance he or she will be here by the time this posts but I really wanted to share a post about why I chose to have maternity photos taken with my third pregnancy and what my experience taught me.  Some background: When I […]

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5 Ways to Find a Real Work / Life Balance

work life balance
Finding a work / life balance was difficult BEFORE having a child. Now the word “balance” elicits a chuckle that quite often turns into a literal LOL. How is it possible to balance work, kids, your partner, housework, the never-ending to-do list, and find time to keep your sanity intact? Here are the 5 ways […]

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Family-Fun Activities to Celebrate the Solar Eclipse

Activities for the Solar Eclipse in Dallas
Although your mother probably told you to never look directly at the sun with your naked eye, I’m sure skywatchers across the U.S. will be fixated on the that big bright star Monday, August 21.  That’s when we’ll experience a rare total solar eclipse across America. For some Dallas children, the solar eclipse also coincides […]

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Texas Discovery Gardens: Pollinator Party!

This post is sponsored by Texas Discovery Gardens in partnership with Dallas Moms Blog events. All opinions are 100% our own! Trivia alert! Pollination is a behind-the-scenes process that we never think about yet is crucial to our environment and food supply. Did you know that one in every three bites of food we take […]

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Let it go! (or not?) Summer Travel and Vacation Routines

My children have been ‘off schedule’ since June 5th. We have traveled on trains, planes, in taxis, ubers, and busses at all hours of the day (and sometimes night). With a 5.5, just-turned-3, and an 8 month old, planning and timing isn’t always easy. And so with almost 3 months of travels to three countries […]

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Date Night at Dallas Farmer’s Market

My husband and I recently had a much-needed all day date thanks to my mother-in-law watching the kids for us. We spent the day in Waco and then headed back for a date night in Dallas. It was a special occasion (our tenth anniversary), but we were dressed pretty casually from our day checking out […]

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Tired as a mother: Surviving a sleep-challenged child

Sleep challenges
What if I told you that my two year old has only slept through the night a handful of times? And what if I said that we have (unofficial) family meetings in the middle of the night more often now than we did when she was a newborn? I’m not the first to say it […]

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Eighteen Summers to Enjoy Our Kids? Not With Teenagers!

summer with teenagers
Whoever it was that so lovingly reminded us that we only have 18 summers to enjoy our kids…. obviously didn’t have teenagers.  18 summers?  Seriously, I’m at summer number 17 with my oldest and its pretty much like he’s the renter and I’m the old boarding house owner who provides meal and laundry service, and […]

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Eye Spy::A Scavenger Hunt Recap

Let’s face it, everyday as a parent is a one big scavenger hunt. Where are your shoes? What’s in your hair? Where did you hide my ____(fill in the blank)? What do you want for dinner? The list is endless.  There are so many stressful things about being a parent, so when you have the […]

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Fun Interactive Books for Your Toddler

Hands down, one of the things I’m most passionate about in motherhood, is all the BOOKS. I’m just crazy about board books and have collected quite a few for my daughter over the past couple years. We love reading together, and the colors and illustrations can be so inviting – each book is almost like […]

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Late Summer is a (Hot) Mess

Sweaty? Annoyed? Daydreaming of locking yourself in a bathroom with only a milkshake for company? Perfect, you’ve arrived. Welcome to late summer, the no-man’s-land of parenting. The early summer days of plans, energy, and optimism (and most camps) are gone.  It’s an unstructured, windows-open hot* mess* (*literally), where high temps rule the day and mosquitoes […]

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The Non-Crafty Girls Guide to Freezer Paper Shirts

I have no idea when I became this type of mom, but when I was planning our first trip to Disney World as a family I knew I had to have matching t-shirts for my family.  I looked on Etsy and couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, either in design or price.  That said, I […]

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The Non-Crafty Girls Guide to Freezer Paper Shirts

I have no idea when I became this type of mom, but when I was planning our first trip to Disney World as a family I knew I had to have matching t-shirts for my family.  I looked on Etsy and couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, either in design or price.  That said, I […]

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Pericoach :: 8 Week Kegel Challenge Done! {+Giveaway}

This post has been sponsored by Pericoach for City Moms Blog Network. All opinions are 100% our own!  Well, folks I did it. I successfully made it for eight weeks without peeing my pants, and I’ve successfully turned my mommy-pee-pee dance into a happy dance! But more importantly, I now have my Kegels on my […]

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How Life’s Stampede Broke Me into Being a Better Mom

  As a working mom of two, there are times when I just can’t keep up with how fast life is going. Dishes seem to overflow, laundry keeps piling up, and I am pretty sure the kids are playing a game of “who can make mommy go crazy the quickest”. Prime example: MegaFest Weekend 2017 […]

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Nominations are Open for DMB’s Best of Dallas :: HEALTHY KIDS {Presented by Solv}

Dallas Moms Blog’s Best of Dallas Nominations and Awards are sponsored by Solv. All opinions are 100% our own and nominations are not affected by this sponsorship.  Dallas is an incredible city that offers endless options to the families that live here. Interested in pediatricians? We’ve got thousands to choose from! Need a Mommy & […]

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Dallas Moms Need to Know: A Guide to the Month of August

Well, here we are, the dog days of summer. I know this is true because Thanksgiving recipes and Christmas decorations have started to creep into my browser history. Fantasizing about cold weather holidays – classic sign of summer burnout. BUT! It’s not over yet, and we’ve got a whole bunch of ways for you to […]

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The Come Here Fist Pump {My Best (& only) Original Parenting Idea}

I have read a lot of parenting books, and implement a lot of other people’s good ideas with great success. But I can think of literally only one original idea I’ve ever had in regards to rearing my four children, and it’s been pretty darn successful so I’ve decided to share it with you. It’s […]

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Ayden Activation Group-A Guerilla In Marketing

This month we give our thumbs up to a business you might never have heard of but probable have seen their promotions. This month we salute Ayden Activation Group.
Ayden Activation Group is based in St. Louis. Started 12 years ago,Ayden Activation Group is a leader in nontraditional marketing. With their staff and resources Ayden is able to create a marketing plan for most any company promotion.
Ayden hires both w-2 and 1099 staff. With over 60,000 staff members wordwide Ayden Activation Group is creating jobs in the United States economy and beyond.
Some past Ayden campaigns were for Applebees,Sprint,GE,MetroPCS and Mr. Clean.
Contact Ayden Activation Group for your next ad campagin or for your next job in the marketing field. Ayden Activation Group can be contacted through their website:

http://aydenactivationgroup.com


Pearachute: Make Memories; Make Moments

This post has been sponsored by Pearachute Kids. All opinions are 100% our own!  Let’s face it, there is nothing better than watching your child’s face light up as they climb up towers, pet new animals, or make a new painting for your fridge. Well, I guess it is a little better when you know […]

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Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?

In a few short weeks, my oldest son will be starting Kindergarten. It would be an understatement to say that we are excited. We have ordered school supplies, picked out a backpack, purchased a pair of awesome sneakers and made a list of our favorite lunches. But is this enough to make sure that our boy […]

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How To Host a Backyard Movie Night On a Budget

In our family, we love movies! We try to stay on top of the latest kid flicks and get out to the cinema as often as our budget allows.  But over the years, we’ve seen movie ticket prices spike and for a family of 5, it just gets too pricey sometimes.  Our solution to this? […]

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I Don’t Know What I’m Doing {Resources from the DMB Contributors}

Some days, I’m totally on it. My husband and I are completely in sync. Bath time is a cinch. We anticipate Little Man’s meltdowns before they happen. We’re ready for his next stage of milestones with pureed food, humidifiers for colds, baby gates for a baby on the move. Parenting? I got this. And then you’re hit with the milestones that leave you baffled. “Will he […]

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Choosing the Best Childcare for Your Family

This post has been sponsored by Primrose Schools for City Moms Blog Network. All opinions are 100% our own! I stayed home with my boys until the oldest was almost 5. A move to a new city, a drive to stretch my professional wings, and a blossoming toddler who too perfectly fit the stereotype of […]

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5 Things to Do with Kids in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Ahhhh, the summer road trip—it’s an American tradition! One of my favorite parts about living in North Texas is our proximity to other states. You can actually DRIVE to so many other parts of the country that it’s easy to plan a fun adventure with your little road warriors. And so, this summer, my family […]

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More Than Just a Mom

I’m that mom that lives by her calendar and a to do list. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t write it down, it’s just not going to happen in this lifetime.  I also have this list. I wouldn’t call it a bucket list really, it’s more of a list of goals I have outlined […]

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Surviving Mosquitoes In Dallas

For me and my kiddos, mosquito season in Dallas is any time there’s not ice on the ground.  With the lovely spring weather, comes one or two bites… followed quickly by months of pure mosquito assault.  We can barely walk to our car without getting bit several times each.  Any outdoor activity, we slather on […]

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Moms Night Out Ideas For Every Interest

As a busy work from home mom, I have a million excuses why I don’t have time to tend to my social life.  While I do agree that it is sometimes hard to make the time to get out, I also feel like it is important to get out of the house and spend time […]

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A Look Inside Dr. Sandra Petrocchi Pediatric Dentistry Visit

This post has been sponsored and guest written by Dr. Sandra Petrocchi and Dr. Luis Arango Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. All opinions are 100% our own.  First-time parent or not, it is always so exciting when your baby hits a new milestone in their life, with one of those being his or her first visit to the dentist. […]

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Get Fit Fast With Only 20 Minute Workouts And Chef Prepared Meals at Utopia-Food & Fitness

Dallas Moms Blog has partnered with Utopia Food & Fitness through a complimentary trial for our writer to bring you this post. All opinions are 100% our own! Merriam-Webster defines “utopia” as a place of ideal perfection. And If ideal perfection means the most delicious and perfectly portioned, healthy food and supportive staff, then Utopia-Food & […]

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Top French Restaurants in Dallas

I am married to a Frenchman who is very snotty about French restaurants not located in France! His rule of thumb is if the word “French” is in the name or a French Flag in the logo… steer clear! He also prefers to dine at restaurants that have an authentic French chef.  That being said, […]

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When Honesty and Rudeness Look The Same

If your kid is old enough to form complete sentences, the chances are that you’ve been in a situation where their honesty crossed the line over into rudeness. You know, those times when their acute observations make your cheeks burn and incite you to make a break for the nearest exit. Need examples? It goes […]

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Sleep Stages for the Itty Bitties {The First Year}

This post has been sponsored and guest written by the Cradle App to bring our readers valuable information on newborn sleep. We hope you’ll find it helpful! If you were a child of the eighties and early nineties perhaps you remember the much sought after toy, Puppy Surprise. At first glance one might assume this […]

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11 Ways to Prepare for Baby at Consignment Sales

11 Ways to Prepare for Baby at Consignment Sales - Megan Harney for Dallas Moms Blog
If you are new to the area, you may not have heard of these giant consignment sales that happen twice a year all over the metroplex. The are full of incredible deals (I’m taking 70-90% off retail prices) on everything you need for a new baby. Here’s the deal – the consignment sale is usually […]

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Skratch Harnesses Power of Dallas Teens and Offers Gigs to Earn Summer Cash

This post has been sponsored by Skratch to bring you information about this Dallas-based small business. All opinions are 100% our own! Although July welcomes a more relaxed pace and long lazy days at the pool, for some teens it’s a great time hustle up a summer job and earn some extra cash.    As […]

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Please, Let Me Hold Your Baby!

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I love to see what people are up to and connect with long lost friends (and creep on the ones I am curious about but not ready to commit to a “friend” status). These ‘time hops’ that pop up to remind me of memories from my past […]

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Sneak Peek: Children’s Learning Adventure is Full STEAM Ahead

This post has been sponsored by Children’s Learning Adventure. All opinions are 100% our own! Here are two things I’m always thinking about re: my kids and their education. First, I want them to get a great foundation in math and science. No one in this country has any math or tech skills anymore, according […]

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7 products I’m loving right now for my toddler

When you have a newborn or an infant, there is so much info on great products that make life easier or more fun for mom and baby.  I remember reading so many “must have” lists and taking note of new products from each one.  These lists seem to dwindle when your child enters toddler-hood, which is […]

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Dealing with the Death of a Family Pet

We are dog people, always have been, always will be. When my husband and I first got together, our dog family married and we had three big adopted dogs at once. The eldest of the bunch crossed the rainbow bridge when our second baby was just weeks old. At the time, our first born had […]

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Now that he is TWO, when are you going to have Baby #2?

So you get married, get a house, and have a baby. You are enjoying watching your little one grown up and making memories. Life is good! You are adjusting to being a new mommy and getting your body back, then all of a sudden you hear, “oh my gosh he’s getting so big…he’s moving out […]

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Zumbini: A Fun New Way to Bond and Be Active {+Giveaway}

This post has been sponsored by Zumbini. All opinions are 100% our own! Hey Mamas! If you are looking for a fun, active, bonding experience with your child or are looking for an original and different kind of class for your child, look no further than Zumbini!   Created by Zumba and BabyFirst, Zumbini is […]

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This Working Mom’s Guide to the (ridiculous) Morning Routine

  On a recent trip out of town, alone one the first night in the hotel suite, I had one overwhelming thought: I don’t have to worry about my usual ridiculous morning routine for 2 whole mornings! I cannot be alone in my feelings about this insane morning routine mess. Here are the 37 easy steps that make […]

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Thinking About the ‘burbs? :: 5 Things You’ll Want to Consider

This post has been guest written and sponsored by Suburban Jungle to provide families with helpful tips for moving around in DFW.  Moving anywhere is a big decision. But making the leap from the city to the suburbs is huge, especially if you’ve got kids in tow. The key? Learning to suss out suburbia like […]

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Why I’ll never fly with a car seat again

My family and I have done more than a fair share of long-haul flights since our children were born. We have relatives all over the US and around the world from Germany to Israel, and I’ve flown for my job as an opera singer to destinations as far as Anchorage, Montreal, and Beijing. Now that […]

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Sleep Tight: How to Stop the Nightmares after Tragedy Strikes

Every day there seems to be another story of death, or loss in the world. I remember reading a story of a child who lost his younger brother and after the incident, could not sleep; he couldn’t silence the images in his head of brother he lost. Recently, my son started having nightmares, and although he has […]

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We Have a New Driver in the Family and His Name is Kid 1

There’s a new driver in the family and his name is Kid 1. He’s had his learner’s permit for quite some time but just hasn’t felt the need to get it all done till exactly two weeks ago. I’ve heard that trend is fairly normal for teens these days, the idea that teens don’t put […]

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News Sharing Etiquette :: Is It Your Story To Tell?

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News Sharing. We are so overwhelmed and overstimulated with information, opinions, tickers…every screen, every minute, every day. But we’re not just fed news anymore. With our blogs and social media accounts, we have become producers of news and information. In our constantly ticking social media world, perhaps we start to think that it’s our job […]

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Let’s Slow Down This Summer (A Simple Bucket List)

Summer is here. We are IN IT. As the mother of a two-year-old, I’m excited that my daughter’s at an age where she can take part in some fun summer-y activities. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the need to slow it down and really enjoy some quality time with her. I read […]

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The Best Audiobooks for a Road Trip with Kids

Best Audiobooks for Road Trips with Kids - Megan Harney for Dallas Moms Blog
Ready or not, summer has arrived! With long days and popsicles by the pool comes my favorite (and least favorite) part of the summer – road trips. I love going on vacation and seeing family across the country, but I do not look forward to being stuck in a car for 12+ hours with two kids. I have discovered […]

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Where to Find “Kids Free Admission” in Dallas

When you become a parent, everything almost instantly becomes more expensive overnight! In the earlier years, it’s most the diapers, toys, clothes, and baby gear that slowly drains our bank accounts. But somewhere around the ages of 2-4, you notice every outing seems to become more expensive too! Restaurant bills double because children are now […]

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My Babysitter Wish List

Some girlfriends and I were talking the other night about our babysitters and how we wish they knew certain things that put our minds at ease when we go out for the evening!  Below is a “Babysitter Wish List” from the perspective of a couple of Moms with littles at home.  If you’re going to be […]

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How to Survive All the Summer Reading

I love summer reading. I love it so so much. Am I alone here? We all know it is good and necessary to keep kids sharp over the summer, but it can also feel like a chore for parents to implement. As my kids have gotten older, I have developed a (work-in-progress) list of tips to make […]

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Mom: If You Struggle to Love Your Body That’s Okay

Heather Creekmore is a former contributor of Dallas Moms Blog, and we’re delighted to have her guest write for us upon the release of her new book! Affiliate Links may be included below.  If one more person tells me to just love my body, I may throw something. It’s not that simple! Those of us […]

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Mom Confession: I Have AFV Syndrome

The scene is always set for the perfect storm- Dad holding the rope that controls the piñata, standing just a bit too close to an unsteady four year old that is blindfolded and was just spun around like a toy top.  This party guest starts his series of five attempts to hit the dangling Superman […]

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Dallas Moms Need To Know: A Guide to the Month of July

Welcome to July, gals! Hopefully everyone is living their best summer life, mixing work and play with ease and swanning about in caftans every weekend. I’m currently sitting under an A/C vent wearing jeans and an old hoodie, so… perhaps I need to adjust my goop levels. If you find yourself in my situation, or […]

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I Keep Saying I’m Gonna to Lose These Last 10 Lbs, But What if I Just Embrace Them

I still have those last 10 (on a good day) to 15/19 lbs of baby weight I’m trying to lose.  Which doesn’t really count as baby weight anymore when your littlest one is almost 4.  I guess chips and queso weight is what I will lovingly name it at this point.  But I digress… I […]

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The Working Mom’s Summer Bucket List

It happens every holiday, 100%, without fail. I tell myself, “This year, I’m going to let it go.”  It will be ok to let this holiday pass without putting up decorations. I’m not going to get my husband a gift for this Hallmark holiday. Or wish for a gift.  And yet. Two days before said holiday? […]

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Baby Weight: Why It Took A Personal Trainer The Third Time Around

I still can’t help but keep those numbers in my head. The number on the scale when I got married. The number I weighed when I got pregnant with my first, my second, the number I gained with the stress of an international move to Texas right before the midwife recorded the number I weighed when I was […]

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How I Intend To Make This Summer Count

As an elementary school educator, I have always looked forward to summer. No alarm clock, no schedule. Plenty of lazy days and lots of down time. A time to get refreshed and geared up for another amazing school year. Then I became a mom and summer turned into quite the opposite of what I was accustomed […]

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Hold on to your Hats, Dallas Families: Hat Creek Burger Co. is Coming to North Texas

This post has been sponsored by Hat Creek Burger Co. All opinions are 100% our own! As an Austin-Dallas transplant, there are definitely things I miss about Austin, mainly food and old friends. When I heard that Hat Creek was expanding to our neck of the woods, my mouth literally started watering. The burgers!  That […]

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A Nerdy Mom’s Guide To Family Fun In The Dallas Area

Before meeting my husband, if you would have asked me the difference between DC and Marvel or who voiced Bumblebee in Transformers: The Movie, you would have been met with a blank stare and a snarky comment.  Being married to a nerd (sorry, hon!) and being a boy mom has taught me a few things.  […]

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A Nerdy Mom’s Guide To Family Fun In The Dallas Area

Before meeting my husband, if you would have asked me the difference between DC and Marvel or who voiced Bumblebee in Transformers: The Movie, you would have been met with a blank stare and a snarky comment.  Being married to a nerd (sorry, hon!) and being a boy mom has taught me a few things.  […]

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Join us for a Playdate! :: DMB’s 3rd Annual Indoor Playspace Tour {Sponsored By Serving Life Chiropractic}

Are you a new mom to Dallas? Want to meet new friends? Do you want to discover what some of our favorite playspaces have to offer?  Dallas Moms Blog has partnered with some of our favorite Dallas metroplex playspaces for a summer of DMB playdates in partnership with Serving Life Chiropractic & Pearachute! Join us […]

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Join us for a Playdate! :: DMB’s 3rd Annual Indoor Playspace Tour {Sponsored By Serving Life Chiropractic}

Are you a new mom to Dallas? Want to meet new friends? Do you want to discover what some of our favorite playspaces have to offer?  Dallas Moms Blog has partnered with some of our favorite Dallas metroplex playspaces for a summer of DMB playdates in partnership with Serving Life Chiropractic & Pearachute! Join us […]

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Skip the Trade Groups! :: Sell Your Gently-Used Items with Ever Brighter Consignment

This post has been sponsored by Ever Brighter Consignment. All opinions are 100% our own! There’s a growing trend that’s been popping up in my newsfeed lately — Facebook “resale” trade groups. I’m sure you’ve all seen them, and many moms reading this are probably active in those groups; selling, trading, or maybe even bartering. […]

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Skip the Trade Groups! :: Sell Your Gently-Used Items with Ever Brighter Consignment

This post has been sponsored by Ever Brighter Consignment. All opinions are 100% our own! There’s a growing trend that’s been popping up in my newsfeed lately — Facebook “resale” trade groups. I’m sure you’ve all seen them, and many moms reading this are probably active in those groups; selling, trading, or maybe even bartering. […]

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Baggage For Days

We just recently moved and I decided THIS time I was NOT going to bring broken toys, clothes that don’t fit, furniture I don’t like, things I don’t use or need and crap that keeps my house cluttered, into the new house. Usually, I would have just taken the 85 junk drawers and dumped them […]

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Big City, Little Tourists: 6 Tips for Sight Seeing

We just got back from a trip to visit family in Massachusetts and decided to book a couple nights in Boston on the front end of our trip to see some sights with our two boys. At 5.5 and 2.5 years old, they’ve got some experience with travel, but this was our first city sight […]

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My Experience with JCPenney Portraits

When I think about JCPenney portraits, I think back to the overly propped/ posed images of my sister and I growing up in the 80s stuffed in a water bucket “bath” with a cheesy rubber ducky and shampoo bottles strewn about.   But JCPenney – and let’s be honest, WE – have come a long way […]

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The Day I Stopped Yelling at My Kids

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*Record scratch* OK, let me be more realistic with that title: The day I stopped yelling at my kids AS MUCH.  Because there was a specific day, and a specific moment that changed me.  First, can we just admit that we ALL lose our temper with our kids, even though we wish we didn’t? I’m think it’s […]

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Keep Moving Forward! : 4 Activities to Prevent Summer Regression

This post has been sponsored by Primrose Schools. All opinions are 100% our own!1 It never fails…the last day of school my mind is racing with joyful emotion — we did it! we survived another year! — but at the same time feeling completely overwhelmed at the thought of being solely responsible for my children’s […]

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The Silent Marriage: My Husband and I Officially Have Nothing to Talk About

My husband and I have been together for almost half our lives, and we officially have nothing to talk about. We have fallen victim to the “silent marriage”. It wasn’t always this way, however. There was an initial thrill, when dating, of learning everything about each other. We met in college, and we took advantage of […]

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Serving Life Chiropractic :: Helping DFW Families Reach Optimal Wellness

This post has been sponsored by Serving Life Chiropractic in partnership with our Indoor Playspace Tour. All opinions are 100% our own! Taking a more proactive approach to health care is very important to my family.  There are many ways to help create and foster a healthy lifestyle for our children, but one of the […]

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Everything I Lost When I Had You

Dear Daughters, There was once a time when your mommy led a fairly glamorous life. I know that is hard to believe when you look at the woman before you who has two bottles of dry shampoo in her 10-day unwashed hair, but it’s true. When you are older I will show you some of […]

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Texas Discovery Gardens: Fangs! Family Festival

This post is sponsored by Texas Discovery Gardens in partnership with Dallas Moms Blog events. All opinions are 100% our own! When was the last time you touched a real live snake? It’s probably been a minute. As someone who pet a snake for the first time in ages this very week, I can vouch for the […]

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A Tale of Two Toddlers

I’m not a huge Dickens fan, and to be honest, these days I struggle to make it through a People magazine cover to cover, but that doesn’t stop me from remembering the great literature I will find my way back to one day.  Even if you aren’t a book nerd like me, the first paragraph […]

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Wonder Woman 2017: The Modern Maternal Woman

With Wonder Woman coming out this summer, I thought about all of the mommies I am surrounded by who have supernatural powers. Supernatural in being able to juggle everything that this modern world demands of them. A lot of professional moms strive to find that perfect balance of being a wonderful mom and achieving their […]

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6 Tips to Skip the Summer Slide

As summer approaches, I know my kids are ready for a break. They want to sleep in, stay up late, go swimming and hang out with friends all day. I don’t blame them, I want to do the same thing! But parents, here’s the run down on what this summer slide business really means for […]

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Ten Ways to Occupy a Toddler While You Shower

Showering when you have a baby is hard, but if you’re willing to listen to a little fussing, it’s totally doable. They aren’t going anywhere or getting into anything. They can be safely contained with ease. But then they get mobile and curious and showering while they are awake feels equivalent to handing them a […]

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FANCHEST Has Father’s Day (And Game Day) Covered! {+Giveaway}

Dallas Moms Blog received product in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% our own! FANCHEST took care of our Father’s Day needs with ease this year! FANCHEST is a literal treasure chest (for real, the goods came in a treasure chest shaped box) filled with everything the Dallas Cowboys fan in your life […]

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3 Dallas Library Must-Knows for Moms of Little Ones

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Scene: You and your child are at a bookstore/book fair. The bright book display looks magical and your kid wants, I don’t know, ALL OF THEM for a grand total of about a million dollars, give or take. Your little one doesn’t see how they can put ANY books back because all 50 are their absolute favorite. The […]

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Work Behind The Scenes :: An Open Call for DMB Executive Team Members

Dallas Moms Blog is growing. . .fast! In order to keep up with the demands of our readers and partners, we’re looking to grow our executive team and for dedicated individuals to help us behind the scenes!  Dallas Moms Blog is officially hiring both volunteer and paid positions. We know there are moms of all interests […]

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Calling All New & Expectant Mamas! Here’s Your Look Back at BLOOM

Dallas Moms Blog wouldn’t have been able to make this event happen without the following sponsors. All opinions are 100% our own! Motherhood can often be so isolating. It’s so important to find your mama tribe, so you have the support system you will most definitely need to get through those rough phases. This is […]

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Unique Finds: A Spotlight On A Few Lovely Locals

I was at the Earth Day event at Fair Park a few weeks ago and ran across my kind of shopping – booths of all creative sorts, some so directly interesting to moms that I had to get a few business cards and pass them along to you.  Y’all, this is not a paid post.  […]

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Unique Finds: A Spotlight On A Few Lovely Locals

I was at the Earth Day event at Fair Park a few weeks ago and ran across my kind of shopping – booths of all creative sorts, some so directly interesting to moms that I had to get a few business cards and pass them along to you.  Y’all, this is not a paid post.  […]

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Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas :: So Much More Than Cookies and Camping!

This information has been sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. All opinions are 100% our own! I have never been accused of being outdoorsy. Camping holds no appeal for me and access to indoor plumbing is high on my priority list. Based on this, it might surprise you to learn that my twin […]

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5 Reasons Why Living in Rockwall, TX is Awesome

There are many reasons why one chooses a neighborhood. Family. Proximity. Wide Open Spaces. When we made the choice to move to DFW, my family and I chose Rockwall. Why? We had the desire to be near family members with kids the same age as ours, and my husband is a Garland/Rockwall native. Oh, and […]

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We’re Going on a Scavenger Hunt at Grapevine Mills

Dallas Moms Blog & Grapevine Mills are partnering together for a FREE family-friendly sponsored event.  Bring the whole family for a FREE Scavenger Hunt with Dallas Moms Blog & Grapevine Mills! This summer, we’re kicking off our Indoor Playspace Tour with a FREE Scavenger Hunt at Grapevine Mills; the ultimate destination for families looking to […]

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We’re Going on a Scavenger Hunt at Grapevine Mills

Dallas Moms Blog & Grapevine Mills are partnering together for a FREE family-friendly sponsored event.  Bring the whole family for a FREE Scavenger Hunt with Dallas Moms Blog & Grapevine Mills! This summer, we’re kicking off our Indoor Playspace Tour with a FREE Scavenger Hunt at Grapevine Mills; the ultimate destination for families looking to […]

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That Time I Let Someone Else Make My Parenting Choices for Me

This is a story from about 18 months ago, when I did something I shouldn’t have, and as you might expect from the title, it totally backfired. You see I let someone else (not me or my husband, you know, the parents) dictate the way a particularly dreaded part of parenting happened. You see, my […]

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It’s a Girls Weekend at the Omni Dallas Hotel

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Dallas Moms Blog partnered with Omni Dallas Hotel to bring you this review. All opinions are 100% my own.  Please excuse the selfie, but this is the face of one happy momma!  This is the face of a mom who just had the best girls weekend away without having to go very far.  This is […]

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5 Tips for a Happy Family Beach Vacation

It’s almost summertime! For many families in DFW, that means hitting the road and heading toward a favorite sandy destination. This year, for us, that’s Florida! By the time this is published, I’ll be there with my husband, our two-year-old daughter, and some good friends. I’ve learned over the last couple years that beaching with […]

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Dallas Moms Need To Know: A Guide to the Month of June

Fire up your summertime playlist, we made it to June, y’all. Let’s pause for just a sec to remember those last-day-of-school feelings, when teachers were taking everything down from classroom walls and you got to watch The Little Mermaid AT SCHOOL because nothing else was happening. Now reapply that excitement to your kids’ lives, and […]

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STRESS FREE Dinner: My Two Cents on a Meal Delivery Service

A few weeks ago my friend Ashley sent me a free week of Hello Fresh.  To give you some background on me…  My LEAST favorite part of the week is my trip to the grocery store. I am not a cook.  And I DO NOT ENJOY preparing meals. I am also not skilled enough to “throw stuff […]

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Summer Blueberry Picking Guide for Dallas Day Trip

Now that we’re heading into Memorial Day, that means June is just around the corner and the official kickoff to summer.    It’s not only time to take in the sites of summer, but also relish in the tastes of the season.   You can do both with a fun day trip from Dallas to […]

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Summer Reading for Moms from the DMB Contributors

Now that summer is here, we all need at least one new good book to throw in our pool/beach (wishful thinking) bag!  But between a home reno that will never end, homeschooling, a hubby who travels for work, and a Facebook addiction (keeping it real) – finding time to read seems impossible.  But we all […]

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Pericoach :: Let the 8 Week Kegel Challenge Begin!

This post has been sponsored by Pericoach through City Moms Blog Network. All opinions belong to the guest writer.  “Mommy, why are you dancing like that??” “Hurry, hurry, hurry….open the door for mommy, please. I need to GO!” “Sorry, sweetie…I need to go home and change my clothes. Again.” These are just a few things that […]

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Pericoach :: Let the 8 Week Kegel Challenge Begin!

This post has been sponsored by Pericoach through City Moms Blog Network. All opinions belong to the guest writer.  “Mommy, why are you dancing like that??” “Hurry, hurry, hurry….open the door for mommy, please. I need to GO!” “Sorry, sweetie…I need to go home and change my clothes. Again.” These are just a few things that […]

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My Biggest Mom Guilt Moments

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Mom guilt is a real and intense thing. It sneaks up on you and surprises you when you least expect it. And it makes you feel like crap. We all have those moments when we have done something, said something, not done something, not said something that slaps us in the face and makes our stomach […]

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A Day In The Dallas Life With MOX Shoes

This post has been sponsored by Mox Shoes and City Moms Blog Network. All opinions are 100% our own! Also, don’t miss their special offer for a 10% discount (with code DALLAS10) at the end of my post!  Being a mom in Dallas means being a mom on the go — Between morning drop-offs, work, getting a mini-workout […]

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Ever Heard of Greenwashing? :: Bloom Naturals Gets to the Truth

This post has been guest written and sponsored by Bloom Naturals to bring you valuable information about your skincare products. I am sure you have noticed the ‘green’ shift that’s been happening in the past five years. In response, companies are advertising their products as natural and environmentally friendly but how much of it is […]

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5 New Board Games for Family Game Night

5 New Board Games for Family Game Night - Megan Harney for Dallas Moms Blog
Family Game Night is a tradition that brings people together. While everyone knows about classics like Uno, Monopoly, and Clue, you might not realize that there is a thriving board game industry beyond the aisles at superstores. If you step out of your comfort zone, you might just find a new favorite. Here are 5 great new […]

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Road Trip: Tips and Tricks When Traveling With Kids

It’s almost summer and for our family it means we plan a road trip from Dallas to Minnesota. This is a trip I usually make alone with my four kids, it’s a 15-hour drive and more than once it has rendered me an angry crying mess because no one had created a portal to make […]

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To The Mom Fostering A Child That Comes From A Hard Place

May is National Foster Care Month, a time set aside to acknowledge the foster parents, child advocates, volunteers and organizations who help children in foster care find permanent homes. For me, it is a time to acknowledge and pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of courageous children that, due to no fault of their […]

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When You Want To Yell…Try This Instead

I wish I could say I was one of those moms that never yells at her kids. Sitting here typing in a quiet house while my kids are at preschool, it feels very attainable to just not yell anymore, like I could simply decide to be done with it. In fact, when I think of […]

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Tiny House: 15 Reasons to Live Small in Dallas

While it might not fit the universal definition of a tiny house (under 500 sf, according to a google search), my house is small by Dallas’ standards. Especially when you take into account our living things to square foot ratio: 6 people and two dogs with less than 200sf each.  We have looked at bigger homes for […]

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Dugg Burger Deliciousness in Dallas

Dallas Moms Blog received a complimentary meal in order to provide you with this review. All opinion are 100% our own! Attention Moms! There is a great local gem serving up AMAZing and delicious burgers and you don’t want to miss it. Casual (read: yoga pants and hair in a bun), fast (read: you will […]

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Dugg Burger Deliciousness in Dallas

Dallas Moms Blog received a complimentary meal in order to provide you with this review. All opinion are 100% our own! Attention Moms! There is a great local gem serving up AMAZing and delicious burgers and you don’t want to miss it. Casual (read: yoga pants and hair in a bun), fast (read: you will […]

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Healthcare Got You Down? Look Into Cost-Sharing!

Healthcare (health insurance and medical bill coverage) keeps getting more complicated, yes? No matter where we land politically, there’s something for us all to despise about this industry. Perhaps healthcare for you is unaffordable. Frustrating. Unavailable. Confusing. Long before RepubliCare – even before ObamaCare – the healthcare industry is not one most people think of with fondness. Many people are voicing their […]

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One More Month of School Lunch: 10 Tips

I don’t know about you, but every weekday I have a moment of dread when I think about packing lunches for my kids for the next day. I don’t know why the relatively easy task of putting together a take away meal for my boys irks me so, but it does. Keeping it healthy, easy […]

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Fisher Farm :: Freshness Delivered To Your Doorstep

Dallas Moms Blog has partnered with Fisher Farms to bring you this post. All opinions are 100% our own! There’s no surprise that the produce we find and see in our larger supermarkets can sometimes be meh.  The variety offered at my local supermarket isn’t always appealing, which can be disappointing for a mom like me.  I pride […]

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13 Things I Learned Watching 13 Reasons Why-One Mom’s Perspective

As a parent of young kids, one of my favorite things to do when my kids go to bed is to binge watch a series on Netflix.  Add in some take out meals and it makes for a cheap date night any day of the week.  So when all the buzz about ’13 Reasons Why’ […]

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Five Tips for Finding Your Mom Icon

I was flipping through the pages of a magazine, admiring the silhouettes of clothes I’ll never be able to wear, reading the stories of the beautiful people and where they find their inspiration and the thought crossed my mind that, whether you work or stay home, the job of “mom” is a job that requires inspiration–inspiration to […]

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Cloth Diapers: Good for the Environment and Wallet

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As a loyal cloth diaperer, I assumed that writing a post about the ease of cloth diapers would be, well, easy. I wondered how I could condense all my knowledge (aka the information gained from obsessively scouring the internet for hours while nursing) into a single post? Let me just start by saying, “You can cloth […]

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Cloth Diapers: Good for the Environment and Wallet

cloth diapers
As a loyal cloth diaperer, I assumed that writing a post about the ease of cloth diapers would be, well, easy. I wondered how I could condense all my knowledge (aka the information gained from obsessively scouring the internet for hours while nursing) into a single post? Let me just start by saying, “You can cloth […]

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Raising Children with Gender Neutral Skills

I can knit, crochet, sew, mod podge, and hot glue with the best of them. I also can find studs, drill pilot holes, change out light fixtures, and use a miter saw. I can bake just about anything, and consider baked goods one of my love languages. I know what spark plugs do, and the […]

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I Want My Little Kids Back. Please.

I dreamed that I had been kidnapped by an oddly kind, yet manipulative community of people that lived on a farm.  And that I was going to have to live in some sort of metal barn or building, and possibly be an auto mechanic or shuck corn; I’m not really sure.   It all gets fuzzy […]

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Ways to Cope When Your Family Vacation Goes Awry

We recently went on a family vacation to Disneyland, and let’s just say it was NOT The Happiest Place on Earth for my family and what I deemed to be a ruined vacation.  I forgot our tickets at home (and had to repurchase them with hopes of having them refunded) my oldest daughter fell and busted […]

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Dive into Summer with Cooper Swim Academy

With summer approaching, time by the pool, beach vacations, and preparation for swim team season are top of mind for many parents. Choosing the best way to prepare your children for these fun water activities can feel overwhelming since swimming is a crucial lifesaving skill. With drowning being listed as the leading cause of youth […]

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Your Mother-in-law Wants You to Read This

As far as I know, there are two ends of the spectrum with in-laws: The Unicorn  — that miraculous relationship where a woman and her in-laws are seamlessly co-annexed into each other’s family; everyone just hugs all the time — and The Opposite — the entertaining-to-hear-but-not-live-out drama; the reason no one said “Huh? I don’t get it” when a […]

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What Having a Sensitive Daughter Taught Me

My daughter has been highly sensitive to people since she was three months old.  At a time when most babies are oblivious to strangers and can be passed around like a football, she panicked anytime we entered a crowded room.  At four months old, we had to leave my grandparents’ 60th anniversary dinner before the […]

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More than 300 Summer Camps! :: Something For Everyone at Parish

This post is sponsored by Parish Episcopal School’s EXTEND Summer Camps. All opinions are 100% our own! When it comes to planning summer activities for my kids, I have these recurring daydreams where everyone sleeps in and we leisurely enjoy peaceful afternoons at the pool. No one fights. It’s glorious. These daydreams last for about […]

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If You Take a Mom to Target…

If you take a mom to Target… She’s going to want a Venti Latte at the in-store Starbucks. The first sip of that foamy lifeline will remind her that she’s out of milk. She will check her Cartwheel App to see if there is a special, and notice a 5% off coupon for Boogie Wipes, and […]

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Some Days are Harder Than Others

This year has been quite the transitional year for me because I became a working from home mom. One thing I am learning the hard way is that raising two boys, who are just two years apart, is a huge and frustrating task on some days. Oh boy! Aside from trying to break arguments up between […]

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The “Go-To” Pool Party Guide {With A Little Help From Pinterest}

Let’s face it.  Those 100-degree temps will be here before we know it.  Everyone will be ready to hit the pool to cool off from the hot, summer blaze.  In my book, that calls for the ultimate pool party with the kiddos, family, and friends!  Check out our guide below for all your pool party needs […]

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Why We Traveled Overseas With Our One-Year-Old (and Would Do it Again)

“You’re going to Europe and taking the kid with you? …Why?” “You guys are, like, crazy!” “She won’t remember a trip until she’s older.” These are some of the reactions we got when we said we were going to Europe and bringing our one-year-old with us. I have to say, I understand where each of […]

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Infertility Warriors: Don’t Forget You Have An Army

Naked from the waist down with a paper “blanket” over your girl parts, waiting for yet another vaginal ultrasound might be the definition of vulnerability. As you mentally prepare for the doctor you both love and emotionally fear to walk through that door, you realize that these visits are your low points.  The anticipation of […]

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Keepsakes & Friendship Books for Graduating Preschoolers

For having just turned 5, my son has already had to say ‘goodbye’ to many different friends from around the world. We moved to Texas from Germany last year, and he had already graduated from a Krippe (12 month – 3 year old daycare program) to a Kita (age 3 years through 6 years), he […]

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Keepsakes & Friendship Books for Graduating Preschoolers

For having just turned 5, my son has already had to say ‘goodbye’ to many different friends from around the world. We moved to Texas from Germany last year, and he had already graduated from a Krippe (12 month – 3 year old daycare program) to a Kita (age 3 years through 6 years), he […]

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War Is Coming

People don’t want to admit it but war is coming between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea is getting close to having a long range Nuclear missile that can hit the U.S. Americans don’t have the stomach for war but they need to get it and fast. If North Korea is allowed to get a missile that can strike our home land the party is over. The war is not going to be pretty. Lots of people in South Korea will die and so will American soldiers. But war is the only way to stop the mad man in the North. The left wing Liberals,liberal media and lots of gutless Americans think that we can talk to the leader of North Korea to get him to stop his Nuclear and missle programs. But that just won’t work. The more we talk the more he keeps building. He now has a million man army. Now to be honest-again something the Liberal media will not tell you-a lot of those million soldiers in the North are just teenagers. When the real fighting starts a lot of that million is going to run home to mommie. Right now the boys think they are cool in a uniform fighting for their country,but when the bullets and bombs fly the coolness will end and they will drop their arms and run. But there will still be soldiers that fight. The war will start shortly with an air campaign. Once our bombings of the North start then North Korea will start bombing South Korea. Then China will get in as well as Japan. If we are lucky the Russians might sit this one out. They have no real interest in that area of the world and they know they have their hands full in Syria. The war will be short but bloody. And President Trump will carry the blame,when he is actually doing what Presidents before him should have done. They should have stopped North Korea long ago before they were strong enough to give us a battle. But yes America war is coming-so get ready for it!


Saying Goodbye to Our House

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In a few short weeks we will be handing over the keys to our house to new owners. Our months in the throws of selling and buying will be over and we will be on to a new home. And now that the stress of putting our house on the market and finding a new […]

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Hippity Hoppity :: Dallas Moms Blog’s 3rd Annual Egg Hunt Event Recap

Hunting Easter eggs. Frilly dresses. Toddlers in vests and ties. Monogrammed Easter baskets (because…Texas). Your weight in chocolate. These are the things that make up a fun Easter holiday when you have children. Our annual egg hunt event is one of our favorites to plan all year! The weather is beautiful, the flowers are blooming, and […]

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The Search for Dallas Swim Lessons: A Parent Resource {Splash Into Summer Series}

Summer is almost here and we’re ready to start dusting off our sprinklers and blowing up some floaties! As the weather starts to warm up and we get closer to slipping on our swimsuits, Dallas Moms Blog and Emler Swim School bring you a new post each week focusing on water fun & safety. Join us as […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend Club SciKidz Dallas

This post has been sponsored by Club SciKidz to bring our readers information on their summer programming. All opinions are 100% our own!  Every parent has a dream of providing additional learning opportunities while kids are at home during the summer. Some of us have big goals and head to Pinterest to create daily at-home […]

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Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Foster Parent?

Far and away the most common response I get when telling people the infant in my care is a foster placement is something to the effect of “You are so amazing/it takes a special person to do that/I could never do that” etc. etc. etc.   I have yet to say what I am really thinking […]

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Embracing The Highlight Reels

Every now and then, I have to take a break from social media, especially if I am going through a particularly busy season of life. It’s hard to see a mom friend celebrating date night when my husband and I haven’t been on a date in months. It’s difficult to see pictures of well behaved […]

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10 Easy Ways to Go Green that Won’t Cost You a Bundle

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.” ~Jane Goodall Earth Day is April 22nd, and every year my family and I try to take a “how green are we?” assessment in honor of the day that celebrates our amazing planet. We talk about the things we […]

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Scary Mom Lesson: “Playing” with FIRE

Last month, we hosted my youngest’s second birthday party! I had immediate family over for a celebration. This somewhat low-key celebration quickly turned scary when we learned a very hard lesson on “playing” with FIRE.  I thought I would share what happened so that hopefully you guys can educate your kids and prevent any similar […]

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10 Ways to Have Fun in the Water with Little Ones {Splash into Summer Series}

Summer is almost here and we’re ready to start dusting off our sprinklers and blowing up some floaties! As the weather starts to warm up and we get closer to slipping on our swimsuits, Dallas Moms Blog and Emler Swim School bring you a new post each week focusing on water fun & safety. Join […]

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Trafficking Prevention

I have the honor of working for a nonprofit here in Dallas called Treasured Vessels Foundation. Our focus is to build homes for adolescent girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking domestically so they can receive the long-term residential care and treatment they need to be healed and become healthy again. But honestly, I […]

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5 Favorite Kid-Friendly Patios in Dallas

The days are longer and the sun is out… oh hello Spring, I’ve missed you!  And during spring, is there anything better then finding the perfect patio to meet up with friends, feed the family, sip on some tasty beverages AND let the kids play!?  It’s the best of all worlds and we’ve made it […]

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Becoming a Fearless Learner at Explore Horizons

This post has been sponsored by Explore Horizons. All opinions are 100% our own!  As parents, it’s our job to make sure our children have the best shot at being successful in life. One of the biggest pieces to this puzzle include the schooling and education we choose for them. We are lucky to live […]

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Teaching Children How to Celebrate Easter & Passover in Dallas

My kids probably won’t be devouring any chocolate easter eggs after the hunt this year. It’s not because they are lactose intolerant. It’s not because I’m the all-natural no sugars added mom (although I’d love to say that I am). And it’s not because I wish we’d return to the roots of the holiday rather […]

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Water Safety Rules My Family Follows {Splash Into Summer Series}

Summer is almost here and we’re ready to start dusting off our sprinklers and blowing up some floaties! As the weather starts to warm up and we get closer to slipping on our swimsuits, Dallas Moms Blog and Emler Swim School bring you a new post each week focusing on water fun & safety. Join us as […]

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The ABC’s of Pregnancy

This is the type of post you come up with when your four year old is learning to identify his letters, your almost two year old’s favorite song is “The ABC’s”, and you’ve been pregnant 113 of the last 260 weeks… 🙂   A is for Acid reflux. Which yes, in my daughter’s case did […]

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3 Questions to Guide Your Summer Planning {Tips from T Bar M Camps}

This post has been sponsored by T Bar M Camps + Retreats to bring you great summer information for your kids. When it comes to prioritizing summer plans, we often aim to arrange our summer in a manner to keep our family engaged, while at the same time, protect them from the burnout of being […]

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Parenting and Insomnia: A Certifiable Situation

When it comes to sleep and parenting I’ve had it pretty easy. Naturally I endured what all parents of infants face in the first phase of baby’s life. I nursed and comforted and bounced my boys back to bed night after night for an amount of time that was long and delirium-inducing enough that I […]

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Saying Goodbye to Cheese! : Going Dairy Free for Baby

My daughter, Hazel, was seven months old when I finally realized she had a dairy sensitivity. She was not gaining weight and stopped following her growth curve. I had noticed it earlier, but it is almost too easy to brush certain feelings aside when you’re busy and stressed (aka parenting). Our breastfeeding journey had a […]

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What to Teach our Kids about Stranger Danger

Okay Moms. Going about my business about the town I’ve seen a whole lot of stranger danger going on with the littles among us. And you know how I recognize it? Because my kids were the same way years ago.  And they’re a lot the same way today – but it’s not sweet anymore, nor […]

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Appreciating A Husband Who Travels

The last time my husband went on a five-day work trip, the kids won their version of Lord of the Flies by day three.  While the little one destroyed my eyesight by breaking my glasses and covering the remaining monocle with a thick layer of baby smudge prints, the bigger one broke me down emotionally […]

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Why We Love Living in Forney

I grew up in a small town and had a simple little country life out on a lake in the woods. I loved it there. I loved the quiet and the peacefulness and looking up and seeing a sky full of stars at night. But when I considered my future, I didn’t see myself staying. It […]

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IGNITE! at Cooper Fitness Center: Finding the Fun in Team Sports

This post has been guest written and sponsored by Cooper Fitness Center to bring our readers information on their summer programming.  “I don’t want to go to practice. I hate this sport. I quit.” As a parent, your mind can start racing when you hear these words and emotions from your child. You start to […]

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Why Obama Care Didn’t Work

President Trump is now in the process of repealing and replacing Obama Care. Everyone knows Obama Care didn’t work,even if they do not want to admit it. What a lot of people don’t know is why it didn’t work. It is very simple-Obama Care didn’t work because to many people were forced to buy insurance. The insurance industry is a business,and as a business they need to make a profit. Insurance companies rely on more people having insurance then actually use it. But when Obama Care mandated that everyone had to buy insurance people instantly wanted to use the insurance they purchased. Before,when people didn’t have insurance if they got a cold they stayed in bed,had chicken soup and recovered in a few days. Now with people being forced to buy insurance you can bet as soon as they even got the sniffles they went to the doctor. Before Obama Care people bought insurance for emergencies. The people who had insurance knew that some day they would need it for a major illness,but did not use it for the slightest ailment. The new health care plan that has been introduced does not have a mandate. If they keep that then this new health care law should do fine.


My Dream Girl’s Baby Daddy Revealed

Well after a month of stalking my dream girl’s facebook page I finally found out who her baby daddy is. To get you up to speed I was shocked a while back to find out my dream girl was pregnant. I had never even seen her post anything about a man in her life. Well after a long wait she finally tagged her baby daddy to a post about the baby. I of course had to click on his name and check him out. And of course he is a low ranking military guy. Now don’t get me wrong I respect our military. But in this area most of the military guys are not the most upstanding people. And this guy is no different. So prediction-in a year or two my dream girl will be a single mother,left by her baby daddy when he got transfered or cheated on her with some other flavor of the week. But hey that is the life of a single guy-watching the hot girls fall for the cool guys that don’t deserve them and will treat them like crap.


My Dream Girl Is Pregnant

I was stalking around Facebook the other night checking out different posts by people like I do when I am bored. I checked out the Facebook page of a girl I have always had a huge crush on. This girl is beautiful. My total dream girl. What did I see? A post saying she was pregnant. That’s right my dream girl is pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong I always knew and know I would never have a chance with this girl. But what surprised me is that she never talks about a man in her life. She never posts pictures of her and a guy. And in fact I always thought maybe she was a lesbian because she always posted pictures of her and her hot model girlfriends. So now I am wondering who is the father? Is she dating someone and just not posting it? Even in the comments on her posts about being pregnant everyone just congratulates her. They never mention a boyfriend. Did she get pregnant by having a drunken one night stand? Did she intentionally get pregnant even though she says it was a surprise finding out she was pregnant? I mean no offense but there is so much birth control around if a girl gets pregnant she is either really stupid or wanted to get pregnant. And I have never considered this girl to be stupid. And who is the guy and what is he like? Is he some military guy from Fort Drum? Is he a professional? Is he unemployed? And does he ever know or care he is going to have a baby with this goddess? So many unanswered questions! One thing for sure,I will be checking out her page a lot to see if I can get an idea of exactly who this lucky guy is. This guy that knocked up my dream girl!


Hollywood Is Out Of Touch

After watching and listing to some of the actors and actresses in the past week talk about President Trump I now know that Hollywood is out of touch with main stream America. Hollywood just can not deal with the fact that their views do not reflect American values. What is worst is Hollywood can not deal with losing the election. Clinton did in deed win the popular vote. But what people don’t want to admit is Clinton won that popular vote by winning NYC and the LA/Hollywood areas. A lot of people live in these areas but their values are not the values of main stream America. Clinton did not win the working voters in Michigan or the farmers in the Midwest. She did not win the Southern voters in the bible belt. Clinton did not win the retired population in Florida. The protesters this past week are showing this generations true colors. A generation that has always gotten a trophy even if they finished last. A generation that has always gotten their own way-from Gay rights to Womens equal rights. A generation that has been able to work less because the government will give them a hand out to make ends meet. Well Hollywood and NYC better buckle their seat belts because the next four years and beyond are going to be a very bumpy ride. President Trump is in the White House and main stream America has taken back their country!


President Trump In 7 More Days

Well its been a long road but in just 7 more days we will have a new President. The last year and a half has been up and down. For a while I actually had my doubts if Trump could do it. But he did! And it is pretty obvious Clinton supporters thought for a long time that she would be the next President. Hotels in the Washinton DC area reported a huge number of cancellations because Clinton supporters had already made reservations planning to come to see their candidate take the Oath of Office. Now most hotels are booked back up again with Trump supporters. To get a room in the Washington DC area next week it will cost over $1,000 a night. Who knows what the next four years will be like. Maybe Trump will be a great President and maybe he won’t. I am certain of one thing however,the liberal media is going crazy trying to figure out what happened. They still will not admit that they were out of touch with main stream America. The liberal media thought what they believed was what America believed. Trump hit a nerve with Americans. When I say Americans I am not talking about people in NYC or LA. Those people do not reflect true Americans. True Americans think the government has gotten out of control,that there is to much interference in our lives and special interest groups like the Gaye and Lesbian groups have gotten way to much attention over the past 8 years. America took their country back and next week their leader will take control of a country wanting and needing a change. God Bless President Trump and God Bless the USA!


2017-And Still Single

Well we are almost a month into 2017-and I am still single. I wonder if Miss Right will find me this year. She seemed like she was in hiding during 2016. I mean I realize a lot of things happened in 2016 and she was probable busy. My Miss Right was probable busy helping Trump get elected President. Miss Right most likely was working with Obama to fight this Isis problem. Miss Right was obviously tied up helping my Cowboys win the NFC East. Oh and I am totally sure my Miss Right was completely taken up with helping to stop this whole Global Warming situation. But come on enough is enough….come on Miss Right…put all this dam community service aside and find me already!


Welcome To The Trump Revolution

History was made yesterday. Donald J. Trump stuck his middle finger in the air and gave the country and the world the biggest F…You in history. Hillary Clinton thought she was meant to be President. But she didn’t think she was meant to be President because the people neeeded her. She thought she was owed the White House. All of the polls said Clinton would run away with the election. But the people stood up and said enough is enough. It was time to take the country back from the special interest groups and the minorities that have had far to much power in our government in the past couple decades. Historians like to talk about the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s. Welcome to the Trump Revolution. A time when the hard working middle class will have the power. The time when the United States will come first. And a time when we can once again say Merry Christmas without being yelled at for not being politically correct. Tighten your seat belts left wing liberals because the next four years are going to be amazing!


Scam Girls

I never thought I would fall for it-but I did. You see there is a large group of girls on the internet that try to scam guys. They try to get them to send them money with the promises they want to meet but need some help to get by. I always have thought I was smart about all this. When I start talking to a girl off one of the dating websites I always try to look her up to make sure she is real. Well I started texting a girl yesterday off the Seekingarrangement website I have been on for about a year. We were texting back and forth. I searched her number on facebook and found her profile. Everything seemed legit. She said she wanted a long term arrangement with an older guy. We talked until about 5pm. Then she said she was trying to get money for her baby sitter and gas in the car and if I would send her some money. She even said she was sorry she was asking and would pay me back when she got paid next week. So I sent her $50 through Paypal. She said thank you so much. I said your welcome. And that was it. I texted her a few times after that and no response. I sent her a friend request on facebook and she blocked me. I had fallen for it. A scam girl had gotten me! The funny part about the whole thing is she could have gotten way more from me if she had kept talking to me and kept me going. I mean seriously $50 is not much,hell I spent more then that on lunch yesterday. But it’s just the point I got had. But you live and learn. But one thing is for sure-if your on seekingarrangement.com and start talking to a girl with lots of tatoos from Elmira Ny that calls herself Hannah,don’t send her money! You can thank me later for saving you money!


The Race Is Almost Over

In just a few days the 2016 Presidential race will be over. The polls have been bouncing back and forth for the last few weeks but I don’t think any of them are a real picture of who the voters will elect. There is a hidden vote in the country that the main stream media and life time policians do not want to admit exists. Trump has raised a sleeping giant in the American people that are pissed off and won’t take it any more. It is true a majority of voters for Trump are white. But what the main stream media and special interests groups do not want to admit is the white vote is the majority. Blacks and Hispanics are a minority for a reason-there are fewer of them! One thing I know for sure, late Tuesday night,when the results start coming in showing that Trump has won-maybe in a landslide, there is going to be panic and shock. The media is going to be shocked that they really don’t have any power to influence the American people and life time policians will be in panic that their days of life time service in Washington are numbered. Trump has promised he will impose term limits on Congress. If the current people in Congress don’t pass the bill Trump introduces they will be out in their next election. If they do pass the law to impose term limits they will be out soon anyway. Change is in the air in the United States. Christmas comes to the American people on November 8th this year. And yes Virginia Santa Claus does exist,and his name is Donald Trump!


Christmas Comes In October Now

It always seems people start thinking about the holidays earlier and earlier every year. The cable networks like Hallmark are the worst. They have non stop holiday programing starting in October. Now don’t get me wrong I love holiday movies. But what ever happened to the days when you had to make sure you caught the movie when it came on because you would not see it again until next year. Today the cable networks play the holiday movies over and over and over each year. It use to be you looked forward to watching the Rudolph classic on CBS. But now if you miss it once just relax because it will be on again. And if you don’t miss it when its actually on you can go to the network’s website and watch the movie when ever you want. It’s not really the same. It was the excitement of waiting for the movie or cartoon to come on,and knowing you wouldn’t see it again until next year. Oh the good old days!


School Is Back In Session

With school back in full swing I start to think about when I was in school at Thousand Islands. I wonder how the education has changed. Back when I was in school the teachers were not that great. I maybe had 3 really great teachers when I was in school. The others were bad to terrible. The best teachers I had were Mrs. McDonald in third grade and Mr. B. in 4th grade.(his name was really Brietenbacher or something like that but none of us could pronounce it so everyone called him Mr. B.) There were a few other good teachers but these two were the best. They always seemed to take interest in what I said. I blame Mr. B. for my interest in the news and current events. We would have a morning news time where we would bring in articles from the paper. Then Mr. B. would give us writing assignments on some of the news stories. I still remember a couple of the stories I had to write papers on. One was on the Russian invastion of Afganistan and the other I remember was a story about when they found some bones at the Alamo. These two teachers I think helped to keep me in school,I honestly believe if it weren’t for these two teachers I would have been lucky to get into high school. Before third grade,in second grade I had a teacher name Miss Gretchen. She was just terrible. Never listened and could care less about about me or many of the other students. I remember everything was fine until the end of the year. Throughout the year my mom would go to school and talk to her and ask her how I was doing. Miss Gretchen always said oh yes he is doing fine. Then the last week of school came and she called my parents to say I was not going to pass and was going to be held back. Well needless to say Hurricane Sandy didn’t make as much noise as my parents. My parents went to school and met with Miss Gretchen and Mr. Guardino the school principal. Mr. Guardino was a big man and everyone was afraid of him. But the fact is he was one of the nicest,kindest and fairest people you could ever meet. He passed away a number of years ago and the elementary is now named after him in Clayton, NY. Well after a long meeting with my parents-I have no clue what was said in the meeting but I always felt a little sorry for Miss Gretchen because I am sure my dad ripped her a new one. Well long story short I passed into third grade. From then on I did decent in school. I was never an A+ student-mainly because I hated to study-but I passed and moved on to highschool and then on to college. I wonder some days if there is at least one really good teacher at Thousand Islands today like Mrs. McDonald or Mr. B. so any students like me will get the attention they need. It just seems that maybe with all of the new requirements in school students like me might be getting lost. I hope once Donald Trump is President things will change and education decisions will go back to the local level and not the state or Washington level. But hey that is just one C students opinion!


Women Are All About Looks-And I Can Prove It

I post personal ads on craigslist always hoping my future wife will finally read one of them. I never get any responses. So I decided to do a test. I posted 2 ads. One ad was basically true-it told my age,looks,that I was a computer geek and a nice guy that knew how to treat a woman. The title said “I’m the nice guy you have been looking for”. The second ad was a lie-I said I was buff with tattoos,looking for girls that could keep up with me and was a total bad boy. I even posted a fake photo of a guy with tats naked in front of the mirror. The title of the ad said “I’m The Bad Boy With Tats Your Parents Warned You About”. I got one response to the ad saying I was a nice guy-and the girl that responded was not even really serious about a relationship. The second ad got so many responses I could not tell you how many it has gotten as of right now. The last count was about 70 responses. I have even gone so far as to send some of the girls responding my number so I could text them and I could test them even more. One girl I have been texting this morning I told her everything bad. That I was on leave from the military for a while because I came in drunk. That my buddies call me yo yo because my rank goes up and down so much. I even told her I am horney and looking to hook up with a girl today-even though she was not free to meet today. Do you know what she said? “Well good luck I don’t want to get in your way,I will have you when I am free next week”. I mean really? If it was reversed a guy would have said so long lol And guys will respond to ads even placed by average girls. Guys don’t look just for the hot girls. But the girls they are all about the looks and attitude. The more buff you are and the worst attitude the more they want you. I guess that’s why my future wife hasn’t emailed me yet. The story of a single guy’s life.


Hillary Clinton’s Failing Health

One thing is for sure-Hillary Clinton has health problems. The main stream media like CNN likes to make it out to be just a story or as they say “unfounded rumors” made up by the right. But the evidence speaks for itself. Fact 1: Clinton is not able to campaign more then a few days a week. Fact 2: Clinton has trouble walking. Fact 3: Clinton wears bulky clothing up to her neck to hide something-probable to hide signs of some medical treatment. Now the Clinton health problems could just be her age or it could be something more serious. Anyone that has had cancer or knows anyone that has had cancer can see some signs that Clinton might have a severe health issue. Look at pictures of Clinton just a year ago and look at a picture of her now. There are clear signs she may be going through chemo treatments. He hair is very very thin. He face is white. In addition-again people who have known anyone going through chemo will attest to this-there are four stages people go through when they are being treated for cancer. First they have trouble walking. They walk slower and more deliberate. Then they start using a cane to help them walk. Then they start using a walker. And finally they are bed ridden. Sadly the treatment for cancer is sometimes as bad as the disease itself,and it quickly shows on the person. There have been stories going around for a while now that Clinton was treated for a brain tumor. But media outlets like CNN do not want to admit this because they feel there is no evidence of it. Well was there evidence of her illegal email server or taking money for favors from donors? No not until stories started to leak!
Does Clinton have cancer? I don’t know-maybe she does and maybe she doesn’t. We won’t know for sure until the leak starts. The Clinton’s are known for keeping secrets and this is no different. But like all of their secrets it will come out soon. One thing is for certain-yes CNN it is a fact-Clinton has health issues!


Next Stop The White House

It became official yesterday-Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for President. As the vote was called and Trump got the 1237 votes needed for the nomination you could just hear Jeb Bush,John Kasich and many others crying. The unthinkable had happened. An outsider,non-politician and people’s choice had won. The never Trump group had lost after spending millions and millions trying to stop him. The people have spoken and the words are loud and clear-“We the people are sick and tired and we aren’t taking it anymore!” Change is in the wind and the main stream career politicians know their days are numbered. Like the English in 1776 it will still be some time before the defeated actually admit they are defeated-but like what happened in 1776 that day will come. America is about to take the country back. Special interest groups are about to lose their voice. The days of serving the voters and not the special interest groups will be here soon. There is just one last thing for Donald Trump to do to finish this revolution and turn the page on a new and brighter day for America. Trump must beat Crooked Hillary and win the White House. Start looking over your shoulder Hillary because Trump is coming for you next. If you don’t believe it just ask the 16 people Trump beat in the primary. Like Jeb and John who for months said there was no way Trump would win the nomination. Yes Hillary your days in politics are numbered. Trump is coming…tick..tick…tick…tick…tick….


Why Are Only Ugly Girls On Certain Websites?

If you read my blog on a regularly basis you will know I have tried just about all of the dating sites. I recently found a new one called Meetme. It’s a free site,much like POF,that does not charge you to contact people. So I found this site and became excited because it seemed like a great alternative to POF. I downloaded the app on my new smart phone-and what did I find? Some of the ugliest women I have ever saw. I mean there was not one cute or even half cute girl on the site! I could not and still can not believe it. I mean,there are always some ugly girls on the sites,but there are also always some hot ones. Now don’t get me wrong looks are not everything-but there has to be some attraction! All of the girls on this site look like crack whores! I just can not figure out why there are so many bad looking girls on this site. It can’t be due to the site being free because POF is free and there are attractive girls on there. So I continue on my quest for my dream girl. But I know for sure she is not on Meetme. The problems of the single guy life I guess.


To Busy To Text

The more I have contact with women off dating sites the less I don’t understand them. Recently I have been talking to women that suffer from what I like to call “Busy Disease”. What is that you ask? That is when you text someone and it takes them hours or even days to respond. When they do respond they always say the same thing: “Sorry I was busy and this was the first chance I had to text you back”. I always have to laugh at people like this. How long does it take to respond back to a text to say “Hi” or “I’m good how are you?”?? It takes what 10 seconds at the most? Do you mean to tell me they have not had 10 seconds in a few hours or a day? When someone says they were to busy to text back in a timely manner I know they will never have time or make time for a man in their life. These people you should not walk away from-you should run from! They will always be the one that once you fall for them and ask them if they want to go to dinner or a movie or what ever,they will always say they have to work or are busy or some other lame excuse. These are the people that will never make time for you-even though they always say they have time for a man in their life. These people are either very poor time managers or they just plain think they are more important then other people. I have not done any study on this but I am willing to bet they are also the people that are always late to meetings and appointments. I have stopped calling these people out on the issue,I just stop talking to them. When you call these people out on it they always say the same thing “They have a job or kids or what ever and they don’t have time to sit on their phone all day” The fact is when you text someone you are not asking them to sit on their phone all day or ignore their kids or job. I doubt anyone is as busy as I am but I always make sure I respond to a text in a timely manner. It is just being polite and respectful of the other person. When you don’t text someone back for a long period of time you are basically saying you are a more important person then they are and you will text them back when you have nothing better to do. So ladies if you suffer from “Busy Disease” don’t complain when all you can find are low life guys to date. No self respecting guy is going to accept your lame excuses why you took so long to respond to his text! But hey that is just the opinion of a single guy!


Summer Is Here

Every year about this time I begin to ask myself where have all of the cute girls been. During the fall and winter months around here you never seem to see any really hot girls. But as soon as summer comes the cute girls in the bikinis and skimpy cloths start to come out. Every where you go you see them. But the less attractive girls seem to disappear this time of the year. Maybe its because they don’t want to compete with the girls wearing barely nothing. Maybe they just like the cold weather. Or maybe there is a whole other reason the average guy will never know about. There is one thing for sure-I do love the summer!


The Phone Call

Have you ever saw someone and thought they were just perfect for you? And then talked on the phone and realized they were a total 0? Well that happened to me recently. I messaged a girl on POF who was just perfect. 30 years old,tall,blonde,a school teacher,no kids and looking to settle down and have a family. Perfect on paper right? So we texted and then decided to talk on the phone. I think I got about 3 words in the whole time. She kept talking and talking and talking and talking…..and talking some more. She never asked anything about me and I could barely add anything to the conversation. Worst part was nothing she talked about was of interest. She was just…well….boring! Maybe this is why people text now a days. So we don’t have to actually learn about someone. We can hide behind a text and not really show our true personality. And back to the dating websites I go. The story of a single guy’s life :(


Can You Buy Love?

Recently in my online search for a girlfriend I have started turning to some of the sugar daddy websites like seekingarrangement.com. I started to think one of my problems might be that on all of these free dating sites like pof.com I am only running into the girls that want the hot young military guys. So I thought hey since I am older and own my own businesses I would try some sugar daddy websites. I created my profile specifically telling people that I was looking for a long term relationship with a girl that wanted to be treated like a princess by an older guy. Now to be honest I have gotten a huge amount of response. But sadly I talk to these girls for a few days and then they ghost like girls from the other dating websites. It seems like on these sites I am meeting more girls but they still don’t want a serious relationship. They just want some cash to pay bills with no attachment. So I guess the girls on the sugar daddy websites are no better or no worse then the free dating sites. They all have the same attitude…they want what I call a cookie cutter man. What I mean by that is they want a guy in their mid to late 20s,lots of muscles,tatoos and a bad ass attitude. They take no consideration into whats inside. They don’t ask if the guys is a nice guy or if he is dependable or can support a girl and a family. They just want the looks. So many vain people…but I keep searching for my future girlfriend..I just wish she would stop hiding on me!