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The Teen Eye Roll: Sass or Self Expression?

Teen eye-rolling: the bane of every parent’s sanity, typical expressive device, or somewhere in between? Let’s discuss. According to a well-known dictionary, eye-rolling expresses exasperation, disbelief, or disapproval. So this means all of us parents of teens are just wrong, wrong, wrong…all of the time! I realize that eye rolls are associated with teen girls, […]

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Calling All Foodies!

It’s hard to imagine the holiday season with its string of get-togethers and festive activities without also envisioning something delicious to nibble on. There are main dish traditions, of course, and the long list of must-bake-to-share recipes each family hands down from one generation to another, but what about those occasions when a bite of […]

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The Mom-Mobile

Whether or not you have a the ultimate mom-mobile—the mini-van—or some other vehicle, one thing is for sure: after you have children your ride is never the same. Remember having a car that just looked good and drove well and that was enough? Remember blasting music and singing along with your favorite song? Remember when […]

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Traditionally Untraditional

It’s beginning to look a lot like the time of year when I wish my house looked like something out of Southern Living or Martha Stewart’s Holiday Spectacular. And yet…in the midst of all the gleam and sparkle, under the ribbons and tinsel, there are Legos. And stickers. And old Cheerios. The occasional acorn. My […]

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Consider Yourself Warned

I’m into this mothering thing five years deep now. I realize that’s not very long in the grand scheme of things, but it’s definitely long enough to realize someone really messed with me. There are days when I’m certain the cameras are rolling, the crew is just behind the corner, and at any minute I’m […]

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One Mom’s View of Advanced Maternal Age

When I found out I was pregnant, one of my oldest friends—and I mean that as longest, not old, so we don’t get confused—told me I was considered “Advanced Maternal Age.” She learned this herself when she got pregnant at 36 and was informed that AMA, as it was noted on my medical chart, is […]

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#sorrynotsorry: Being Okay With Moving On

This recent back-to-school season was an important one for me. My youngest child headed off to a full-day, five-day-a-week preschool program, leaving me and my stay-at-home lifestyle to figure out what comes next. For the past five years, more or less, I always had someone near by, and usually that someone needed things. And then, […]

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Passing on PSL: Cold Brew for Life

Yes, it’s October. And it’s the official season of Pumpkin Spice Everything. Actually, I’d say fall arrived early for our coffee beverages because I saw the first Pumpkin Spice Latte post on September 1—before Labor Day!   I’ll pay reverence to the beautiful flavors of pumpkin spice on Thanksgiving day, but the only caffeinated beverage […]

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The Ritual of Homecoming and the Sacred Mum

“The Ritual of Homecoming and the Sacred Mum” is an integral chapter in The Handbook of Texas Traditions. (Other chapters include “Why Your In-N-Out Argument is Invalid,” “I Told You the Lord Hates Bare Legs; Go Back Inside and Find Your Pantyhose,” and “Actually, Man Can Live on Dr. Pepper and Breakfast Tacos Alone.”) Like […]

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Firing Dr. Google

When you first gaze upon the positive indicator on that pregnancy test, you immediately start thinking about hearing the heartbeat and seeing the sonograms and enduring the excruciating pain of labor  enjoying the wonders of the birth experience. You enlist the support of an outstanding OB-GYN, of course, but in this day and age, anybody who’s […]

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