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When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan

My favorite movie when I was a child was Baby Boom, starring Diane Keaton. It’s the story of a high-powered career woman named J.C. Wiatt (Keaton) who has it all: money, success, a fancy Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend who shares her professional ambition. Everything is perfect, until Wiatt suddenly inherits a baby from a […]

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Every Mom’s Back-to-School Guide

The new school year is upon us, but before the first day of school even hits us we must conquer registration, orientation, meet-the-teacher night, and endless amounts of paperwork . . . in triplicate form. And if you have multiple children like I do, get ready to experience writer’s cramp. If back-to-school and the preparations […]

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7 Blessings of Big Families

    Are they all yours? Don’t you know what causes that? You sure have your hands full! Are you done yet?   In today’s family economy, our family of seven is not the norm, and perfect strangers are quick to point out that my crew looks more like a homegrown basketball team than a […]

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Playdates Aren’t Just for Moms: 4 Steps to Finding Mom Friends

My current season of motherhood feels like people playing tug-of-war . . . and I’m the rope! I am trying to mother a pre-teen, two elementary kids, a toddler, and a baby—two sets of children with opposing and conflicting needs. My older three kids play sports, which means our evenings are jam-packed with soccer practice, […]

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Moms Speak Out on Autism Awareness

April is National Autism Month, and with 1 in 68 children affected by autism, chances are you or someone you know is affected by this disorder. When I was growing up, autism was not talked about in our schools, playgroups, or churches . . . until the blockbuster movie, Rain Man, was released. This film, starring […]

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Meet Elizabeth Oates

Meet Elizabeth Oates Hi Waco Moms! My name is Elizabeth Oates. From the outside looking in, I live the idyllic life of the quintessential soccer mom. I married my college sweetheart, Brandon (sic ‘em Bears!). We have five children (three biological, one we adopted through foster care, and one we are currently fostering). I live […]

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