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Parenting

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. 

Every blog post published via Fort Worth Moms — whether someone from our in-house team, a guest writer, or a sponsored writer — uses their words to reflect their own opinions, experiences, and beliefs. No singular post or collection of posts represents the opinions, beliefs, or agenda of Fort Worth Moms.

What's your day-to-day life like? As a work-outside-the-home mom, my days are pretty full, and, no surprise, Monday seems to be the fullest of all. Here's a glimpse of what our most recent Monday looked like: 4:00 a.m. // My first alarm goes...
The other day I read this article. Go read it. But if you don't want to, here's the gist: A mother chose a home birth for her delivery and it ended in near tragedy with a lifeless baby being...

Barbie Free Since ’93

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It was Christmas break, 1993. Ken and Barbie were smooching on the bed (as always), and all of a sudden, I realized that I was bored. And that was that. My precious and innocent little sisters were free to play...
When was the last time you celebrated an everyday accomplishment? My daughter, newly potty trained, surprised me recently by literally cheering for me when I, too, successfully went in the potty. (Real life with toddlers, right?) "YAY Mommy!!! Mommy get a...
Perhaps, it is the influx of gifts received at our house during the December-February season (thanks to Christmas and birthdays, and this year, a new baby!), but the ins and outs of gifts and gift-giving have been on my...

Finding a Babysitter 101

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Finding a babysitter is hard. Finding the right babysitter is even tougher. I tell new parents, "You can never have too many sitters saved in your phone." There have been a few rare occasions where I have actually contacted somewhere...
If I had the privilege of staying home with my children, I don't know that I would ever have sent them to school. I strongly suspect I would have given into my introverted, overprotective tendencies and mostly just hung...

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