Kelly and her husband Shawn are both Fort Worth natives who met in preschool, though they have not been dating that long! They are parents to Avery who has been keeping them on their toes ever since she was born three and a half months early, weighing only 1 pound and 5 ounces. Kelly discovered her love of writing while working at Cook Children's and blogging during Avery’s 234 day NICU stay. It was her desire to spend more time with Avery that led to the formation of her own marketing firm - 314 Solutions. Tennis is the family hobby and it also helps pay the bills. Shawn works at Ridglea Country Club as their director of tennis. When not working, playing tennis or taking care of Avery, Kelly loves to enjoy a yummy glass of Chardonnay, a long nap, lunch at Tokyo Cafe, or a shopping trip to Sephora, her happy place.
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Dreading My Daughter’s Next Birthday

Birthdays should be a time of celebration and happiness. It should be a day to reflect on milestones your child has achieved over the past year and a look forward as to what exciting...
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The Many Faces of Autism Spectrum Disorder

You’ve probably heard the term autism spectrum disorder. Many people think of it like a continuum that worsens as you go “up” the spectrum. Even I thought that until a few months ago. But, that’s not true at all.
Women and mothers can suffer from PTSD.

Parenting and PTSD :: What All Moms Need to Know

Whether the stressor is the sound of gunfire, losing your baby in utero, being sleep deprived for months on end, or finding out he or she has a life-threatening illness, the internal reaction in the body is the same.
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The Secret Thing I Learned by Turning 40

In all honesty, my 20s and 30s were rough. I have many fond memories, had some great jobs, took some fun trips, and met some incredible people, but I still wasn’t really sure who I was or who I wanted to be.
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The REAL Reason I Only Have One Child

I’d rather be the best mom I can be to my one child than be a mediocre, exhausted (possibly bitter mom) to more than one child. 
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5 Tips for Surviving “Work from Home” Life

I haven’t regretted my decision to work from home for a second, but it’s definitely been something I’ve had to (and still am) learning to get used to. Going from having to be at the office at a certain time on certain days to being able to work whenever (and wherever) is a whole new world. 
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Five Ways to Keep Babies Safe While They Sleep

I’ll be the first to admit these guidelines may seem extreme, but 3,500 infants die each year in the United States due to sleep-related deaths -- many of them related to unsafe sleeping situations, resulting in unintentional suffocation.