March 2012

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Wow what a month! I have been updating the Publications page of this site, but I wanted to give a real quick update on highlights for the month.

First, a reminder that I am still needing some ideas for my celebration. Please share the post and toss in some ideas for your chance to WIN!!

Now on to the new venues…

Huff Post

I am a new blogger for Huff Post Parents. Two posts are live so far with more being published weekly.

  • Consumer Addiction: A look at how our instant gratification mindset is rubbing off on our kids and what we can do about.
  • Formula Feeding: My personal journey through the judgement of failed breast feeding.

Chick Lit Club Connect

My story, We are not all size 2 blondes, went live this month as well. This is my personal journey through the world of women’s fiction. The owners of the site have extended me the invitation to write more.

Dallas Child

My Mommy Diary is the March feature for Dallas Child magazine both print and online.

My website

The top hit posts for the month were about my three kids.

Upcoming venues

I am currently working on articles both for Dallas Thrive magazine and Babble.com. I will let you know as I progress on these.

And finally, a thank you

I am very, very close to completing the first draft of my novel. I sincerely appreciate all the Likes and shares and comments. The number of followers on my author page has almost doubled this month! It is pretty amazing for me to flip on Facebook or Twitter and see that total strangers have shared my work. In today’s internet world, a “Like” from you goes further than anything I could do for myself. Thank you for helping me reach my goals.

Confirmation of a new me

March 29, 2012
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This week has been a challenge to say the least. My stress level is rising rapidly in anticipation of finishing off my rough draft and what the next phase of the process looks like. Then on Wednesday morning I awakened about midnight to the sound of a vomiting child. With my oldest celebrating her 8th […]

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Celebrate with me and YOU could win too!

March 26, 2012
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After half-watching a few NCAA basketball games this weekend, I fell in love with one of the traditions. At the end of the game, players of the winning team took turns climbing a ladder to claim a piece of the net. As an avid college football fan, I find the calm, rational basketball approach to […]

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Bucket List for Kids

March 23, 2012
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My husband knocked a pretty big item off his Bucket List last weekend when he went cliff diving at Inks Lake State Park. I had the experience several years ago in Jamaica, so I held the camera while he jumped this time. The process started the conversation with our kids–what do you want to accomplish […]

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Princess Miracle

March 19, 2012
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Imagine a curly-haired, freckle-dotted, petite girl wearing a fancy flower girl dress, knee-high mismatched socks, worn out tennis shoes, and fairy wings while climbing a tree. This is my daughter. My oldest child, my princess was the answer to countless hours of prayer after several years of infertility and miscarriage. She was delivered 10 days […]

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Middle child syndrome

March 15, 2012
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When we decided our family was complete with three kids, I was a little nervous about the “middle child syndrome” I’ve heard so much about. I have been extra careful to make certain that my eldest son knows he is loved and that he has a special place in our family. He has made it […]

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Third time’s the charm(er)

March 12, 2012
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My three kids each have very unique personalities. My oldest is a remake of me, my middle one is just like my husband, but my third… he is his own unique being. He is an energy-filled, outgoing, fearless 4-year-old who has never met a stranger. Consider the Iraqi Santa, for example. His goal is to […]

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