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A Mother’s Day Wish for Single Moms
It can feel a little strange making a big deal about Mother's Day if you're a single mom because you're the one coming up with the ideas and making a fuss over the day, and it's not really all that much fun to throw your own party. But single moms, you deserve a good day and the…
5 Reasons Why Little League is Great for Kids
Spring baseball and softball practices are underway and the games will start soon for kids across East Texas. For many parents like me that means lots of equipment shopping, meals on the go because practices always seem to be at dinner time, and usually a really bad case of bleacher butt. But it&ap…
Celebrate Oreo Day March 6th With This Tasty Treat
Some of those national and world holidays get a little weird, but this one we can totally get behind! Today (March 6th) is World Oreo Day, and I'm celebrating with Oreo Balls. This recipe is the easiest thing you'll ever make, and it's awesome. And addictive.
What Dad Really Wants for Father’s Day
Every year I text my dad to ask what he wants for Father's Day, and every year I get the same answer.  Barbecue sauce.  He's so low maintenance!  We've got some other gift ideas too, in case your pops aims a little higher.
Is This a Lame Mother’s Day Gift?
No flowers, no brunch.  Just a gift card for my mom for Mother's Day, and it's black and white and doesn't even have any pretty decorations on it. Is this a huge Mother's Day disappointment?
How Do You Talk to the Kids When the Dog is Dying?
This is the worst part of pet ownership.  We've learned that Harry has major health issues and he's in noticeable pain, and we're faced with that big decision that no dog owner wants to make.  How do you talk to the kids about what's coming?
My Gym Just Got Busier
It's January and the gym parking lots are a little more crowded. It's awesome that so many people are resolving to get in better shape.  But there are some things we should work together on so we can all be good gym members, right?  Like don't wear too much perfume.

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