No, I’m Not Sending My Kid To Pre-K, And That’s Okay

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My son is currently 3 ½ years old. Since he was about 2 ½ years old, people have asked me “when will he go to school?” I’ve always been very confused with this question....

How To Raise Kids In The Age Of The Internet

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I’m showing my age here, but I didn’t have internet access until college. I got my first cell phone towards the end of my senior year, and I had the ability to slowly learn...

When The 504 Meeting Doesn’t Go As Planned…

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As a special needs parent, I was not prepared for a LOT of things.  So many doctor appointments, battles with health insurance, the struggles of daily life both big and small, relatives who judged...

What I’ve Learned During My Son’s First Few Months of High School

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In retrospect, Niko was ready for high school and his readiness has made my heart at peace. Don’t get me wrong, he was nervous (as was I). However, I witnessed a transformation in him...

I Caught My Teenager Drinking

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No. Not this. I’m not ready. I miss the innocence. My heart hurts. What have I done wrong? On Halloween night, I agreed to let my son have a few of his closest friends over...

What To Do When Your Child Tells You She Is Fat

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In late 2017, I wrote a post called My Changing Body as a way to talk about body image and weight in ways women don’t discuss enough. I’ve never been fully satisfied with my...

Middle School Is Exhausting

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I have the best sister-in-law I could have ever wished for. She is warm, loving, kind, funny and incredible with my kids. She has always been wise about life and perfect with how she...

Texas Book Festival Hosts Reading Rock Stars At Seven Elementary Schools This Month

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As mamas, we all know how important reading is... especially for our kiddos. The Texas Book Festival’s Reading Rock Stars presentations bring books to life for children in low-income schools by inviting authors and illustrators...

Ah, There You Are

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My first-born son. He's a tween-ager.  At least, I think. Actually hang on..I'm literally going to google how old you have to be, to be considered a tween. Ok, yup.  He is. In fact, since he is...

Toddler Friendly YouTube Links

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YouTube often gets a bad rap, but there are some beneficial and educational videos out there. I’m not advocating for always plopping your kid in front of a screen, but we all know there...