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The 3 Biggest Reasons Texans Wear Shorts All Year
You know it's going to happen. A couple of months from now when most of us are bundled up head-to-toe battling the wind and cold rain with hats, thick coats, and cozy lined pants, some other brave soul will walk by in shorts. What possesses these people?
Chicken Pox Parties Are Still Happening
Even though the CDC says it's not the best idea, parents are still throwing parties to get their kids in the same room with another child who has the chicken pox, to expose them and boost immunity down the road. Is this a good idea?
Don't Miss This Free Summer Workshop for Kids
Sending the kids to camps, pools, and arcades during the summer can get expensive, so we're going to help you find some free fun that will save you some money and keep them from getting bored too.

First up, a chance for parents and kids to build a car together!
The Squishy is the New Fidget Spinner
Fidget Spinners caught on like crazy last year, but the newest trend in fiddling might turn out to be even bigger. Enter The Squishy! Co-workers may already have them, and parents may love them just as much as kids do.
You CAN Say No to Good Things
I’m trying my best to stick to my goals for the year -- which is all about being OK with change (and even seeking it out) and embracing all the mess and joys of life. A few of my readers mentioned that they could use some help saying "NO."
5 Reasons Why Little League is Great for Kids
Spring baseball and softball practices are underway and the games will start soon for kids across East Texas. For many parents like me that means lots of equipment shopping, meals on the go because practices always seem to be at dinner time, and usually a really bad case of bleacher butt. But it&ap…
This Flu Hits Fast
One minute she was doing her homework and playing, and within an hour or two she was complaining of being cold and achy, so I took her temperature. It was 104.4! What happened next taught me something.

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