Texas is deep in the heart of this southern girl. Heidi was born and raised in DFW. As a child, she remembers trips to the Fort Worth stockyards and water gardens, instilling Texan pride and now she and her husband have two boisterous boys to go on adventures with around Cowtown. She previously worked as a child abuse investigator but now works full-time for an education technology company. Heidi still finds time to pursue hobbies such as starting craft projects she’ll never finish and pinning elaborate recipes she’ll never make. Heidi is a long-time blogger, writing about recipes, politics, and family life.
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Former BFFs: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Although there were a lot of reasons that it was best for my mental health for us to part ways, I found myself missing my soulmate of a friend. Along the way, I've had to remind myself that it's okay to lose a friend, even a best friend, if the relationship wasn't beneficial anymore.
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Dear Kids, Please Don’t Make Me Go to the Park: A Letter from a...

Hi. I'm your mom . . . and I'm socially anxious. I'm the mom who can never commit, the one who RSVPs "maybe" on every Facebook invitation. I'm the mom standing by the playground looking intensely at grass as if the most fascinating bug just crawled by. Really I'm just avoiding social awkwardness.
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Keeping Organized Digital Style

My mom used to carry around her Covey planner like it was life. She called it her "brain." I remember when she lost her brain, she offered us one dollar to help her find it. I...
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When “Mom” Becomes a Four-Letter Word

"No! You're not playing it right!" screamed one child at the other as he grabbed the cars they were playing with. My boys were sliding toy cars down a baking sheet balanced against the...
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Working from Home: What You Need to Know

I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but, soon after having my first kiddo and leaving my corporate job, I found myself really missing work. I started working contract, freelance jobs during nap...
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The Common Cold Care Kit :: Everything Your Toddler Needs to Survive the Sniffles

Disclaimer :: Hyland's 4 Kids* sponsored this post; however, FWMB's very own Heidi used her own opinions and experiences to craft her suggestions for you. Junky. That was the word the doctor used to describe...
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The Best Trick-or-Treat Spots in Tarrant County

We're just a few days away from one of the most exciting days of the year . . . Halloween! Halloween is fun for all ages! Take a peek below at what the Tarrant County...