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When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen. — Drake

Caution: this is a mixed bag of rants and introspection, with a few soapboxes thrown in. We all have our triggers and you’ll learn mine here but it is all from the heart.

10 Rules for a Fauxcation

10 Rules for a Fauxcation

Follow my blog with Bloglovin How many Sunday nights do you say… "Ugh, I wish the weekend was longer." Every Sunday? Yeah, me too. I am overdue for a vacation so I decided to take a "fauxcation."  Mine was a 10-day break from work and whatever else I just didn't feel...

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Help Me Celebrate our Website Relaunch

Help Me Celebrate our Website Relaunch

What has happened here??? via GIPHY  Think back to a decade ago: The market had crashed; Apple released its new product, the iPad; Justin Beiber was just discovered on YouTube. Social media had started getting real momentum and blogging was this new phenomenon...

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Framing the not so picture-perfect day

Framing the not so picture-perfect day

So let me tell you about my day yesterday. Nothing ruins your mood like a nail in your tire. I suspected that I had one so I went to (unnamed national tire place) and stood in line for 30 minutes to talk with someone, watching them be forcefully nice and work every...

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Stephanie Hollman talks about the Holidays

Stephanie Hollman talks about the Holidays

Aside from entertaining us on the hit Bravo TV show, the Real Housewives of Dallas, Stephanie Hollman off camera is a breath of fresh air. Beautiful, down to earth and big hearted, she shared a few minutes of her crazy schedule to chat with me about the upcoming...

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Thanks #ForgetTheFrock, I might officially be sick of “people”

#ForgetTheFrock has sent me over the edge. Growing up, there were two times a year where I knew I was guaranteed to get a new pretty dress, like it or not (usually not): Easter and Christmas Eve. Those were our most sacred holidays for our Christian faith, and...

Karma is a you-know-what

I'm just going to say it. Karma is a b*tch. Remember that last post I wrote about how getting a mammogram was more fun than getting your tires fixed? Yeah, well…. Guess what happened to me the day after I posted it. This: Yep. Was coming back from Lakewood at a media...

Lots of Little Movers at OK & Huggies Play Date

Hey y'all - You know how Ellen has correspondents that she sends to different events and they report for her? Well....please welcome my (self-named) "Guest Granny" blogger Barbara! 🙂 She's been a friend of mine for eons and graciously went as MY baby correspondent...

Life lessons in Flashback Fridays

Thanks to this four year old photo which popped up in my “Facebook memories”, I got to reflect on some significant life lessons that I have sadly had to learn since it was taken. Four years ago today, wow. What a roller coaster we’ve been on since that snapshot was...
How this Dallas Mom feels about Ebola

How this Dallas Mom feels about Ebola

Ebola is so polarizing. People are scared. Smarty-pants people are scolding the scared, telling them to calm down. People pointing fingers at other people to blame. It's a big hot mess. The way I see it, fear and logic don’t play nice with each other and it’s just...

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Our “conscious uncoupling”

Our “conscious uncoupling”

I’ve never connected with Gwyneth Paltrow before I had the realization that I’m having a “conscious uncoupling” from my six year old. It’s not my idea, it’s the Cupcake’s. And don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled with her newfound sense maturity, even though I’m secretly...

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This Dallas Mom is not afraid

This Dallas Mom is not afraid

My mother, God rest her soul, missed out on some amazing moments and years upon years of family events. She missed out a chance to enjoy her retirement with her new husband. She missed seeing me walk down the aisle, holding her first and only grandchild, celebrating...

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The Mama Dove

The Mama Dove

One of the best gifts I received this mother’s day was not from the hubs or even Princess Cupcake. It was from Mother Nature. All day long we watched a mourning dove fly from the yard to the porch, porch to the yard, yard to the porch, over and over and over again....

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Funniest prank I ever did

Funniest prank I ever did

Follow my blog with Bloglovin In the spirit of April Fool's Day, and because the statue of limitations in Ohio has been surpassed, I'll confess to the funniest prank I ever did. It's was a Saturday night in Athens, Ohio. Me and a couple of my AGD sorority sisters were...

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A near perfect day

A near perfect day

It's Spring Break in Texas and unlike the weather of last week --which included an ice storm and the Princess Cupcake home from school -- today was the type of day that you fall in love with Texas over. Not a cloud in the sky, light breeze, and temperatures in the low...

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10 Things That Would Make Women Want To Get Mammograms

10 Things That Would Make Women Want To Get Mammograms

I got a mammogram today. I did and I am proud of it. Didn't say I enjoyed it, no one enjoys the rubber gloved hand contorting the girls around and smashing them into a crepe. I'd say most women fall in the range of considering it a completely abhorrent experience to...

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Team Perot

Team Perot

Happy Anniversary to us! You hear it all the time. People talk about their years of “wedded bliss,” but -- come on. We all know that this "bliss" they refer to is not all truffles and roses. In fact, the roses stopped coming in our house years ago -- but it doesn’t...

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What to say to someone that is dying?

As I stood in the living room, my place in a make-shift receiving line to say my good-byes, my brain raced with what to say. The line wasn’t moving so I had some time. Everyone wanted to stretch those last precious moments with Cindy, so it was totally believable that...

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17 year streak broken

I broke my 17 year streak. We were on our way home from the Girls Beach Vacation. It was about 9 o’clock at night and we were trekking across the widest part of south Louisiana, the Cupcake asleep with her Barbie movie still playing in her lap and me dialed into HLN...

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