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First Day, First Grade

She did it. She started first grade. In a whole new school. Making all new friends. With an all new (to her) teacher. The old Princess Cupcake would have been a clingy, worried mess. We would have had a melt-down the evening before…

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…

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,…

Dance Mom 101

It’s dance season. And that means one thing: Terror for the new dance mom as she tries to navigate these unchartered waters. This is my third go around, and I was lucky enough to have been befriended by a veteran mom who shared a few…

The Mominists

THIS struck a nerve. It's just one of many viral posts out there. I am so over the haters in this world. Stop pointing fingers and judging how other Mom’s should parent already. Stop espousing about how enlightened you are now that…

I’m not the perfect mom

I am not the perfect mom. Far from it. I know my shortcomings – I give in too easily. I don’t spend enough time working on homework with her. I complain in front of her. I text at red lights. This morning was one of those moments…

Open Letter to Miley Cyrus

Miley, Miley. My dearest Miley. I’ve tried to stay silent on this, but wow. What a performance that was at the VMA’s. The world is still abuzz about your provocative act. Although I’m not sure if “provocative” is really a suitable…

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…

Mom Pride Moments

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day holiday weekend. :) We made a mad-dash to Natchitoches (and of course we squeezed in some Natchitoches Meat Pies!) , Louisiana. And by “mad-dash” I mean we were there for all of 36 hours and…

Teaching kids about money, part two

I was catching up on my DVR shows this weekend, love me some Modern Family! Who saw the one where the Dunphy’s drop Haley off at college? Yep, I was in tears. Complete boo-hooing as I imagined leaving the Cupcake in a dorm room. I ran…

Teaching kids about money

I only have a couple of soap boxes that I regularly climb up on, and even so, I’m definitely not boisterous enough about them. My biggest craw is that I think money management should be taught to kids beginning in the elementary school…
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