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Positive Back-to-School Traditions to Ensure a Peaceful First Day

Fall wardrobes have been purchased and the first day of school outfits are neatly organized, ironed (yeah right), and color-coordinated in proper sibling fashion. They might as well be stepping off the pages of a Mini Boden catalog. But here are a few things that aren’t as obvious as new clothing and fresh school supplies to […]

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Pool Safety

My Pool Safety Checklist

Last fall, we built a pool when our kids were ages three and one. We knew we wanted a pool and we knew it had to be safe. I did a lot of research, asked a lot of questions, and set up a backyard where we could have fun and be super safe. During the process, […]

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COLLIN COUNTY Suburb Snapshots - ALLEN

Collin County Suburb Snapshot: Allen

Are you moving to Allen? This is for you. Do you live here and are just looking for something new to do? This guide to Allen, TX, is also for you! We started our search north, not really knowing what would find us. We knew we needed a bigger footprint, a backyard, and multiple bedrooms for […]

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Hair Care Tips For Curly Hair Kids

I’m a straight-haired mother of two gorgeous babes, one of whom has the tightest blonde Shirley Temple ringlets you ever did see! Curly Girly, Halo Top, and Old-lady Winnie are just a few of the nicknames she’s collected over the last 21 months as a curly hair kid. As you might imagine, a huge learning […]

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