Cynthia M. Allen

Cynthia M. Allen

Motherhood is always challenging but will never be regretful

Most mothers I know, even the ones who disguise it well, have at least one day when the circumstances of their lives — the third middle-of-the-night nursing, the grocery store toddler meltdown, the constant carting of preteens to after-school activities, the inability to read an entire news article without interruption — really get to them. Motherhood is hard.

Cynthia M. Allen

Political correctness can get pretty scary

Halloween has always been the one opportunity each year when it’s acceptable to pretend to be something we’re not; to wear something scary, inappropriate or ridiculous in public with impunity; or to dress our children in something funny or cute. Or maybe not.

Cynthia M. Allen

We have a lot to learn from this election

No matter who wins on Nov. 8, he or she will face a fractured nation with a large number of people of various political affiliations who seem to care very little about the character of the person leading it. Fortunately, not everyone has been sitting idly by while our nation is swallowed up by its own apathy and ignorance.

Videos

Cowtown Marathon: Scenes from a Sunday run

Thousands of runners took to the streets of Fort Worth on a chilly Sunday in February to compete in the annual Cowtown Marathon and half-marathon.
Scott Fischer Special to DFW.com
Cowtown Marathon: Scenes from a Sunday run 1:32

Cowtown Marathon: Scenes from a Sunday run

Jazz Jam at the Scat Jazz Lounge 1:01

Jazz Jam at the Scat Jazz Lounge

Bill Paxton, known for roles in 'Titanic' and 'Apollo 13,' dies at 61 1:08

Bill Paxton, known for roles in 'Titanic' and 'Apollo 13,' dies at 61

Daytona 500 champ Kurt Busch: This place will challenge every emotion 1:59

Daytona 500 champ Kurt Busch: This place will challenge every emotion