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#WIRW: The Late Night Edition

With memories of summer vacation fading faster than my tan and the kids back to school and so organized that I’m hardly needed in the mornings, I had great plans of conquering my to-do list in record time, all while re-establishing a semblance of routine. Ah, the best laid plans, all felled by a single sentence, [Read On]

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Dress Code Crazy

I appreciate the importance of school dress codes, but some of the latest rules are just crazy. Who knew that collar bones are the devil’s instruments? Apparently, bra straps are too. Leggings are distracting because they show the shape of girls’ legs – gasp – girls have legs? I’ve never heard my 11-year-old son say “Mom, I can’t understand fractions because [Read On]

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What I’m Reading Wednesday – The Murderer’s Daughter

This one has had me on the edge of my seat as I raced to the finish; I’m sure it’s still Wednesday in the Pacific Northwest so I think I can legitimately put this one under “What I’m Reading Wednesday”. This week’s book choice is the standalone novel The Murderer’s Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman.  I’ve [Read On]

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On The Go Breakfast Egg Muffins

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerRealMedleys #CollectiveBias Do you know what my biggest struggle has been as the kids have returned to school this week? Waking up and getting EVERYONE moving extra early after a summer of sleeping in! Since birth, my two have [Read On]

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First Day of School Sendoff Fun!

Are you ready for back to school? YAY!!! I am. Mostly. My kiddos started back this morning – I think we were all equal parts excited and nervous, and I’m sitting here awaiting the final bells so I can hear all about their days. (Note to self – double-check dismissal time at the middle school.) [Read On]

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8 Highs and Lows of Back-to-School

From the pictures proudly posted on Instagram and Facebook this week, across America moms are sending their kids back-to-school. I’m sure once the Pinterest-inspired grade signs and handed back and the kiddos are safely on the bus or left in their new classrooms,  one of two reactions could be observed: A) After keeping a brave face [Read On]

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What I’m Reading Wednesday: Two Powerful Tales

Oh, you guys. Remember how I promised you that I have weeks and weeks of What I’m Reading Wednesday reviews of awesome, soon to be released books? I still do. (Along with a few just released, because it’s summer and my kids think that mom on the computer is the perfect time to pick a fight/ask [Read On]

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Home Away from Home: Residence Inn

  Recently I drove to Austin with some fellow bloggers for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference “On the Road”. Since the conference officially started at 8:30am, I knew making the four-hour drive from Dallas EARLY that  morning would be a deal breaker – nope, there was no way was I going to be up at 4am [Read On]

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American Girl BeForever Casting Calls!

Do you have an American Girl fan? I know I do, and boy, is she excited. American Girl wants to bring the stories of two American Girl characters to life on screen! The American Girl BeForever line features girls who are brave, smart, creative and kind – their stories create a connection that young girls can relate [Read On]

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Meet the Team Night at FC Dallas!

Moving to the UK when my kids were 3 and 5 meant that they had an entirely different exposure to team sports than their friends back here in the US; for my son, it meant choosing between soccer, rugby and cricket. Soccer it was, and has been ever since. My mud room is littered with soccer [Read On]