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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.

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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Karma is a you-know-what

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...

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Lots of Little Movers at OK & Huggies Play Date

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...

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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

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...

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...

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...

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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I miss Kidd Kraddick

I miss Kidd Kraddick

That's how I found out. I was in complete and utter shock. I just wanted to say, “God. Enough with the dying already.I know you love these people and you called them home for a reason, but it’s really messing up my world and I don’t get it.” I know that’s selfish....

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The Wife Upgrade

The Wife Upgrade

“Good morning dear,” the hubs greeted me through the refrigerator door. “Good morning love of my life.” Smiling, I thought it was a great response as opposed to my usual pre-coffee grunt. He looked at me quizzically. “Do you mean that?” Clearly he’s confused. WTF. Of...

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