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Today was a yes/and day. You know the ones. The days, weeks, months, seasons. I first grabbed onto the yes/and idea after hearing it explained by Annie F Downs, a writer, speaker, and podcast host I’d love to be friends with...
I got a bad haircut in December. I'd like to share with you what I learned from the experience. Nothing. I learned almost nothing. There is no silver lining except increased empathy for your bad haircuts, past or future.  While down...
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? If you do, do you keep them? The typical resolutions are things like eat healthy, lose weight, exercise more, and spend less money. They’re easy to make and hard to keep! What about picking a...
As the holidays come to a close and we look ahead to the new year, I am taking advantage of my indoor time to make my house more livable. Are you also using the colder winter months to prep...
My very first planner was a spiral bound 1986 Garfield desk calendar, a Christmas gift from my brother because I was obsessed with the lasagne-loving feline. This was way before teachers began showing students how to use planners or...
I find it near impossible to declutter and maintain my kids’ things. But like any mom knows, my best resource to solve this dilemma is another mother. So, for some tips to organizing my children’s countless belongings, I turned to...
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When Seasons Change

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There is something about autumn that brings out the melancholy in me. Perhaps it's my Irish blood, but a little wistfulness is a welcome thing sometimes. As the leaves grow crisp (yes, even in Texas) and the air feels cooler...
I didn't intend to create a capsule wardrobe. It just happened. The first month back at work after having my youngest child, I was helping a patient who had been newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. We were were discussing energy...
Warm, familiar, comforting, cozy, sharing, snuggly... These are just a few of the words I think of whenever I think of Hygge. Hygge is the Danish art of contentment through acts that make one feel comfortable and peaceful. Here at The...
Autumn is my favorite season and with sudden cooler mornings here in Texas, I'm getting the itch to decorate. Sometimes, you need a little help getting into the spirit of the holidays or season changes. Here’s a list of ideas...
Years ago, when I was an elementary school teacher, my kids favorite subject (and mine, too) was Show and Tell. Do you remember Show and Tell? To be given an opportunity to take center stage and share a story...
I bought my first indoor plant from the commissary shortly after we returned to the desert just this last spring. The commissary, much to my husband's dismay, does a fantastic job displaying its house plants for purchase. They must know...

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What Families With Rare Children Want You to Know

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Happy Rare Disease Day! Rare Disease Day celebrates the 300 million people worldwide who are living with a rare disease. There are over 6000...