5 Tips for an Inviting Home this Holiday Season – with eBay!

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner so I partnering with eBay to share some tips to get your home festive and ready to graciously welcome friends and guests. Things you can do now so you aren’t stressed out later!

This post is sponsored by eBay. Thank you for supporting the brands I love!

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5 Simple Fall Traditions with Eliza James Kids

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Having lived in New England for a bit, I have this idea that fall should be full of color and coziness, with a cool crisp in the air and LOTS of trips to the apple orchard. But in Dallas falls are just not that way and are usually still VERY hot! So we Texans have to find different ways to savor the season. Today I am thrilled to partner with one of my favorite affordable (and ready to ship!) classic children’s clothing brands, Eliza James Kids, to share some sweet and simple fall traditions you and your can enjoy in any part of the country (and in the cutest pumpkin attire!).

This post is sponsored by Eliza James Kids. Thank you for supporting the brands I love!

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Mom Hacks for Family Vacationing!

We all know that family vacations aren’t really vacations for moms, at least when you have really young children. I read an article once that said you are really just transferring your mom duties to another location, which actually can be more stressful since you aren’t in your normal environment! I have learned a few tips and tricks for vacationing (a bit more) seamlessly and I am excited to share some with y’all today.

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11 Truths about Mothering I’ve Learned in 11 Years

Our oldest daughter turned eleven yesterday. Eleven. I have been a tad emotional and sentimental hugging on my not-so-little girl. I promised myself I would never be one of those moms who tell younger moms to “enjoy these days because they go so fast” because that advice can be irritating and completely unhelpful to a frazzled young mother who is trying desperately just to make it to bedtime. Instead I have been thinking about what could be helpful to newish mothers reading my blog. I love gleaning from the experience of moms that gave gone before me so I asked myself: if I could go back and tell my younger self the pieces of advice, the parenting nuggets that would be most helpful over the next eleven years, what would those be?

Well here’s eleven of them.

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What to Do For a Friend with Cancer

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I often receive emails asking what to do for a friend with cancer or another serious illness. So I decided to create a comprehensive post because I know people want to do, say, and give the right thing, but often don’t know what that looks like. Many of the ideas below come from DoSayGive readers. If you’ve had a cancer diagnosis please share what was helpful and meaningful to you and your family in the comment section at the bottom of the post. DoSayGive readers would appreciate it!Read More