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One of our own favorite moms, Harmony Faust, recently became a mother to the adorable Henry, and she’s learned very quickly some of the trials and tribulations of being a parent. Check out her “Mom”ent to see why being a mom is sometimes more of a “poopy” job than one expects. My friends with babies […]
Being a Mom is challenging. Up-all-night-on-barf-patrol, breaking-up-sibling-squabbles, finding-a-bathroom-for-a-potty-training-toddler – challenging. Being a Mom is also miraculous – baby’s-sweet smile, first-steps, watching-them-sleep miraculous. But the Mom moments that keep me going during long, challenging days are the silly ones. I was having one of those challenging days. It started out with an important meeting around a […]
It’s painful to see your kid struggle. And yet one of my favorite recent “mom moments” resulted from a setback that my younger son experienced. The setting was my living room, where a handful of kids were participating in a low-key piano and voice recital for a group of friends and family. “Hank,” as the […]
Spend time with your little ones having fun and creating these simple Mother’s Day gifts, from Kaboose.com and Spoonful.com*: Transform a plain paper plate into a delightful card for Mom. Use craft sticks, glue, and colorful beads to create a jewelry box Mom or Grandma will love. These adorable Mom ‘n’ Me Wooden Spoon Dolls […]
It is an honor and a privilege that The Children’s Courtyard was recently voted by readers of Fort Worth Child magazine to be the Best Place for Moms and Babies in the Childcare category for 2013. Choosing a place to get great child care is never a decision to be made lightly, so we know […]
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By the time the New Year rolls around, the stress of holiday shopping, gift wrapping, cooking and partaking in all of the festivities has worn most families out! Then it’s back to the just-as-busy everyday routines, and it seems there isn’t a chance to fully recuperate. Sometimes even the little things, like pulling out crafts […]
My friend Gina recently confessed her secret desire to abandon her extended family and escape on vacation for the month of December. Gina is a world-class cook, and she spends weeks prepping for an onslaught of guests who have come to expect gourmet meals, a decked-out house and a smiling hostess. For several years, Gina […]
The Children’s Courtyard has been designated a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite. This program is operated by the Texas Department of State Health Services in recognition of Texas employers who provide time, space and support for breastfeeding employees to pump and store breast milk. Women with children are the fastest-growing segment of our nation’s workforce. More than […]
There is no one right way to be a good parent. Trust what’s best for you and your family! How do you celebrate being a parent?
We’re still enjoying the summer sun and fun, but a new school year is fast approaching! Now is the time to start preparing to make the switch. You can help excite your children about the school season and avoid a last-minute back-to-school frenzy by trying these tips. Talk it up! Talk to your child about […]
You need time to recover and recharge, and that’s OK! What have you done lately to take care of yourself? Leave a comment below!