DFW Moms

I'm not one to indulge in nostalgia, yet I'm intrigued by all those old pictures that keep popping up in my social media feeds. You know the ones - pre-digital photos that are stamp-dated by bouffant hairdos and bushy sideburns. Photos that, before they were uploaded and posted, tagged and shared, were stripped from a yellowing page of an ancient scrapbook.

Q: My 23-month-old son does well with potty training when we're at home. We use a "potty bell" and he goes every 90 minutes or so. When we're away from home, however, he seems clueless. He pees in his car seat about 5 minutes into a trip and simply will not use a potty anywhere but at our home or at my mother's (she watches him one day a week at her place). Would pull-ups be a bad thing to use when we leave the house?

My ex and I have been sharing our children's time equally ever since we broke up five years ago. We have a daughter, 14, and a son, 11. We have both remarried and both of us have a healthy relationship with our ex's new partner. However, my daughter has been very moody lately and just recently confided that she doesn't want to go back and forth every few days as we have always done. I have had two other children with whom she is very close, and she misses them when she's at her dad's. My son, however, wants to keep the schedule the same. Should we split up the kids? What's good ex-etiquette?

Closed eyes, wrinkled clothes, goofy smiles, no smiles - these are all flops familiar to school picture day, a day that should be every kid's time to shine.

We don't do the beach the easy way. We drive too long, then walk too far, lugging way too much stuff. The way Eisenhower stormed vital sand, so do we.

Planned Parenthood is now making house calls.

Fall is here and it's truly a beautiful time of the year. If you live in an area where the air is turning cool and the leaves are crisp and changing colors, it's even more amazing. Summer is now over, school is in full swing, football games are plentiful and kids are starting to anticipate Halloween. Fall offers a full range of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy - the options are really limitless. Here are 10 of our favorite ones to share with you. So this weekend, get your family outside to enjoy this special time!

Rosie Pope is not only an actress, she's also a household name in the parenting world. Pope, 34, is the founder of Rosie Pope Maternity, MomPrep and Rosie Pope Baby, as well as author of "Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy."

Monsters under the bed, scary things in the closet and nightmares are often things that plague even the less sensitive of children. Classed as a normal part of child development, you may find that they also occur just before a growth spurt or another developmental milestone. They can also be brought on by our child's over-active, over-stimulated imagination, which is often caused by changes in routine, movies, theme parks, new friends, late nights, extra sugar or stresses from a new environment. The result is a cycle of nightmares, fears and not wanting to go to bed, or be alone. Following are some tips based around your child's dominant sense, that can help alleviate some of the symptoms.

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