Being a parent is a huge privilege and a demanding role, all tied up in one. The category of Parenting features articles to encourage and equip parents in every season and from every walk of life –from mom of teens and toddlers to working and stay-at-home moms — as well as tips, hacks, inspiration, and resources in Fort Worth that every parent needs to know about.  

Fort Worth Moms publishes original, personal stories and advice from local moms, as well as relevant and fun information for those of us in the trenches of parenthood. 

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Those 10 seconds have wreaked absolute havoc on my second-born for the last two months.
At first, I thought it was silly. However, when my daughter found a rock at our local park, I knew it was a new hobby we'd have to start together.
Here are 10 things that help me remain present for my child while still allowing myself the space I need to grieve.
A family lounges on the couch at home in comfortable clothes.

The Joy of No Plans

Here's it is: Your permission to politely decline plans to spend time with your family. Once I fully leaned into this, I felt us all relax a little.
Reading in summer is a fantastic opportunity to not only strengthen your kiddo's reading skills but also build a love for reading.
Did I handle that well? I don’t know. I would like to know more of what’s on my kiddo's mind. But I also know if he or she feels comfortable asking for what's needed, I'm here to listen.
For a woman trying her best to raise her children, unsolicited advice can invite waves of discouragement.

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