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Accidentally at Home

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It is easy for me to start to resent this season. But I am beginning to realize what a pity it would be to let this season of life sweep by in disappointment and miss the moments I am gifted with.... Read full article

It's Fall, Y'all! October Fall Family Activities

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I want to tell you about all the awesome one-time or annual events coming up this fall. ‘Tis the season–for festivals! Let’s jump in!... Read full article

Chad Sabadie

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From when he was a boy in the Bay Area in California, Chad Sabadie knew he was destined to be in front of the television camera. He even cut a cardboard box into a makeshift TV set with colored knobs and buttons and pretended to be on the news. Toda... Read full article

Parenting Advice from The Sopranos?

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I was a high school senior when The Sopranos debuted 20 years ago. I lived in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma, and didn’t have basic cable let alone access to HBO to see the cultural juggernaut as it was airing for the first time. ... Read full article

Brandon White

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Brandon White has dedicated his life to coaching young men to become their best selves both on and off the court. Now, his greatest challenge is raising a precious daughter to be a bright light in the world. This father puts family first no matter ho... Read full article



5 Tips for Running with a Stroller

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You’ve stretched and you’ve broken in your shoes. To all the moms and dads getting ready for a marathon, I SALUTE YOU! Let’s be honest, running by yourself is hard enough as it is, but add another 50 pounds to push? You got this!... Read full article

Jacob Hester

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My Heart Walks Around Without Me: A Girl Scout Camp Experience

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Parenting through the elementary years seems to be a gradual release, letting go of the demands (and some of the rewards) of mothering small children. Part of me welcomes the release, and I want nothing more for my daughters than to soar into fulfill... Read full article

Child’s Play: Don’t Hate the Playa OR the Game

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“Mama, will you play with me?” The question can sometimes sink me like a stone, especially if I’m in the midst of a work project or otherwise doing something I want or need to do.... Read full article

Into the Unknown: Finding Inspiration in Frozen 2

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My birthday almost always falls during Thanksgiving break, and this year, my girls and I went to see Frozen 2 as a celebration (and then I ate a bunch of queso!). I didn’t think I would like the movie as much as I did. In the week since seeing it, I’... Read full article

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