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  • 5 Great Uses of Ipads for Toddlers

    My family and I are all big tech geeks, not because we want to be but because we have to be. Along with my husband (who is a software developer) I own an ed-tech start up, and co-own a fine arts and tech company lets just say technology runs in our blood.  It's no wonder that our children have been touched with the technology bug, much like most kids whose parents career choices affect them greatly. I have attempted to curb their thirst for the latest gadgets, however most of what the...

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  • Keeping the Kids Safe During 4th of July

    The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! Our typical day consists of cooking out on the grill, swimming at the pool, and watching the fireworks display at the end of the night. There is always lots of fun to be had as we celebrate the independence of our great nation. There are more times than not tragedies on this day as well, many of which pertain to small children. Many times these accidents occur on the basis of carelessness, lack of knowledge or both.  It's always so heartb...

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  • 5 Great Gifts for Moms to Be

    As we approach mother's day most of us are considering the perfect gifts to buy for mom! But what about that friend of family member who is a mom in the making, shouldn't she be honored this year as well! Whether you are buying for a first time mom to be or a mom of multiples, here are some great tips for gifts for mothers in the making! 1. Spa certificates- Moms to be need all the pampering they can get! There back, feet, legs, and ankles are swollen and hurt. They could use the extra atten...

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  • 30 Minute Meals for Busy Moms on the Go.

    I know what its like to be on the go all the time. With two small businesses, 3 kids, and a husband who works multiple contracts at a time my life can get turned upside down at a moments notice.  One of the things I really try to keep in check through all of our business is my family's diet. While I do allow my kids to indulge in the occasional McDonalds and Chick-fil-a ( our family favorite) I am a huge proponent of cooking on a daily basis, yes even weekends! Now most of you maybe sa...

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  • How to Get Your Spouse to Help Out More!

    I will preface this blog by saying that the title is a work in progress for me. As a work at home mom, I assume a large portion of the housework.  I bear this burden rightfully so, due in large by the fact that I run a home office and I'm home more often than my husband. While this is practical and true it does not make me the sole bearer of these responsibilities, therefore we have found ways to compromise in our shared duties. Two things to note from my previous statement, 1.The beginn...

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  • 5 things Every Mom Should Consider for the New Year

    Its a new year! What an exciting time for everyone, a fresh start, a new perspective but most of all an opportunity to begin again. I love this time of year for many reasons, but most importantly because my efficiency and productivity tends to be at an all time high. During the month of January I take some very specific steps to ensure that the first quarter of my year is quite constructive. Taking time out during this month to prepare for the months coming ahead allows me to create an enviro...

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  • Cowtown has gone Uptown

    When I received the email about girls night out at West 7th I was beyond excited! Not because its summer and I have had the privilege of sharing my home office with 3 little people day in and day out, but a girls night out sounded like TONS of FUN!!! Needless to say I called all the ladies, Facebooked, Tweeted and gathered a group for West 7th Street's, Girls Night Out!! As luck would have it everyone fell through at the 12th hour, sitter issues, sick kids, you name it they had it and low...

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  • 5 Great Teacher Gifts Ideas from Pinterest

    Unless you have been hiding under a rock you are well aware of the newest social media craze Pinterest. This site takes shared ideas from around the world and pins them into an online board for the world to view. There is everything from cooking, fitness, education, health and beauty, interior design and the list goes on and on and on. It's the equivalent of having a brunch swap with girlfriends where you bring the best of every idea in every area!  Now before you go pinning be sure to ...

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  • Healthy Family, Healthy Wallet

    Everywhere I go I here people say how impractical it is to eat healthy and although I am partial to eating right, in the world of microwave foods, and $1.00 menus I would have to agree...somewhat! I say somewhat because eating healthy is a choice, one you have to make everyday despite the impracticalities! Now most moms will tell you that when it comes to food their household has a budget. Why budget? Because food is expensive, all of it! Experts suggest that food costs have risen more than ...

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  • 5 Ways To Transform your Little Black Dress for the Holidays

    It's the most wonderful time of the year and everyone, everywhere is looking to celebrate! If your anything like me it is very likely that you will attend your fair share of holiday parties during this season. Company parties, charity events, and special times with friends one important thing always comes to mind..WHAT WILL I WEAR? Now I know how this dreaded question can have the tendency to take over our lives, and with most events taking place within weeks, even days of each other shoppin...

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  • From Summer to Fall- 5 Tips on How to Transition your Kids Wardrobe

    One day last week, I awoke to unexpected surprise...cold weather. If you are anything like me you absolutely hate to be caught off guard with season changes, especially when you are unprepared. As a mom there is nothing worse than putting your kids in their coat from last year only to realize...it doesn't fit. Scrapping together outfits to ensure kids are warm is really important but with the ever changing weather spending a lot on cold weather wear my prove to be unnecessary. Here are 5 easy...

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  • There's No Place Like Home Wizard of Oz Review

    I woke up bright and early this morning and the first thing in my head was, We are off to See the Wizard the Wonderful Wizard of Ozzzzzzz. This is likely due to the fact I had to wondrous opportunity to review last night's performance of this play at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. The Wizard of Oz is classic and last nights performance was phenomenal.  My children and I enjoyed every bit from the wonderful main characters, to the singing, the jitterbug dance, and let us not forget...

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  • How to Keep Your Kids from Getting Sick

    I am sitting at home right now with a sick toddler.  The older kids went back to school and the minute they did someone was bound to get sick.  I had high hopes that it wouldn't be the youngest child in the family but unfortunately she was the first victim.  I'm just a little upset with myself because I didn't take my normal precautions.  I am pretty good about ensuring the health of my kids by taking a few simple steps on a regular basis.  The following are a few tri...

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  • Tips on How to Create a Great School Morning Routine

    All across the nation children are returning to school. The summer has come to a close, seems like yesterday we were grilling hot dogs for the 4th of July and today its backpacks and lunchboxes. Getting back into a regular routine can prove to be quite difficult particularly, those early hours before school.  Lost keys, missing shoes, or misplaced homework can wreck havoc on the morning routine and cause students to be late.  Here are some tips on an effective morning routine that...

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  • Dining In...Table for 4 1/2 Please.

    Here's how to make family dinners feel like a night out on the town.

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  • Tips on Taking Tots to Weddings

    Summer is the most wedded time of the year.  More couples tie the knot during the summer months than any of the other months combined.  If you are a friend, relative, or co-worker you are very likely to be invited to a wedding or two.  Even more than the invite is what to do with the little ones who may or may not tag along for the big day! Here are some tips on taking tots to see others tie the knot. 1. Know the occasion - By this I mean formality versus casual events will...

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  • 10 Men, A Net, and a Ball..Life lessons through the NBA finals

    As a family we have watched the NBA finals on the edge of our seats.  Waiting, hoping, and praying for a win for our beloved Dallas Mavericks.  We are so proud of our team who has pulled through at the last minute for a win over and over again. They as a team have taught us that no matter how far behind you are you can always come back for a victory. Now, I don't profess to be an ESPN sports analyst but I can certainly speak of the magic both teams have and how that magic has impres...

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  • Summer Learning...There's an App for That!

    Although most students are eagerly anticipating the close of the school year, summer months can have a detrimental effect on students academic progress.  Its called the "summer slide" where skills gained during the school year melt away with the heat.  "Summer learning loss" oftentimes turn into repetitive teaching practices for educators who are forced to spend a good portion of the beginning of the school year playing catch up rather than moving on to new concepts.  Altho...

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  • What Not to Do For Mothers Day

    It's Mother's Day Weekend and so many mothers around the globe will be celebrated for their time, energy, and efforts that they put forth all year long.  Being a mom is one of the hardest job on the planet so we want to be sure to send a sincere thank you for a job well done.  When attempting to thank someone you want to be clear and concise.  You want your appreciation for their work to have a resounding effect that will be memorable.  With that being said let's look at ...

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  • 5 Ways to Show Appreciation to your Childs Teacher

    It's Teacher Appreciation Week, Monday May 2nd- Friday May 6th.  This week is set aside to honor those men and women who work tirelessly in an effort to prepare the future leaders of our nation.  Most would agree that teachers along with many other service positions receive pay that is far less equitable than that of the job they perform.  One of the many ways we can counter act such inequalities is to provide acknowledgment and gratitude for a job well done. Here are 5 simple...

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