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Realtor Guide

Realtor Guide

Looking for your home is so exciting, but also overwhelming in this market especially, so you want to make sure you have the right person to lead you through this process. That’s why we wanted to put together a list of great realtors in the area for you to work with!

Top 4 Strategies for Healthy Eating for Children with ADHD, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema

Top 4 Strategies for Healthy Eating for Children with ADHD, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema

As you are already familiar, we just love Dr. Olteanu and her approach to treating children as a whole entity vs than just isolated ailments. Dr. Olteanu offers her suggestions on how to cope with chronic conditions and treating them with nutrition! When you have a child with a chronic condition like seasonal allergies, asthma, eczema, ADHD, or anxiety, it’s natural to worry about what they’re eating and whether you need to make drastic changes.

De-stressing and Healing your Nervous System

De-stressing and Healing your Nervous System

Most of us have been collecting stress for many years, even though we were aware that it was not good for us. And yet we continued doing this, ignoring the fact that the stress changed our behavior and our personality and caused all kinds of physical, mental and emotional symptoms. Add the huge stress of a pandemic, with its many new challenges, and now our stress levels have become truly toxic. Every day, new stress accumulates in our bodies, building up, building up, building up, leading to burnout, chronic pain, weakened immune system, digestive and sleep problems, fatigue, anxiety and depression. If we continue collecting stress, we are living as survivors. We are surviving. We are not thriving. And this impacts your children’s future because the more stressed you are, the more stressed your children are.

Tips for Photos with the Kids

Tips for Photos with the Kids

Have you all heard of Shoott yet!? They offer high quality photos without the high prices – I know sounds too great to be true right!? Do you look forward to Family photos or completely dread because of the meltdowns or maybe a combination of both? We feel ya, and that is why we were inspired by Shoott to make this year’s Fall Family photo shoot the most memorable yet!So (naturally) you want your family to look good in your photos, but you’re unsure of how to make that happen. The good news: Shoott photographers are pros at working with families and kids; but if you’d like arrive with some options to play with, here are some of our go-to posing tips for posing for family photos:

Meet A Mom: CEO Rachael Blumenthal

Meet A Mom: CEO Rachael Blumenthal

Anyone else get a bit overwhelmed or maybe just skip back-to-school shopping altogether this year? We’re right there with you, and that’s why we’re partnering with Rockets of Awesome, a mom-founded kids brand that allows you to shop through a subscription service (customized to your child) or simply make a la carte purchases online. All of the clothes are super fun, as unique as our kids, and not cheesy at all. Between the convenience factor and the quality and selection, we love it, and think you will, too. We spoke to Rockets of Awesome Founder and CEO Rachael Blumenthal about her amazing brand, back-to-school picks, being a dual-entrepreneur family (her husband founded Warby Parker) and more.

Najat Murillo – Your Real Estate Expert!

Najat Murillo – Your Real Estate Expert!

It’s no secret that the housing market has been HOT this year! Homes are selling at record prices and speeds so to navigate this new era you need to make sure you have a knowledgeable and hungry realtor ready to get you the home of your dreams or sell your current home for top dollar!

Back to School Tips!

Back to School Tips!

As children are returning to school, I am frequently asked by parents what supplements to use to boost children’s immune system. Before considering any store-bought vitamins, it’s crucial to talk about nutrition and lifestyle chances! Below are some simple tips on how to use food and lifestyle to boost your child’s immune system.

Leading Computer Science Education: iCode West Frisco

Leading Computer Science Education: iCode West Frisco

iCode West Frisco provides an education that kids love! iCode computer science programs offer kids the opportunity to build soft skills and strengthen their academic skills; with program options that fit their lifestyle and schedule. As a technology and coding school, they equip children with the tools for success in today’s information-driven world. Immersing kids in real-world problems enhances understanding of math and science. Their approach is effective in developing skills in logical analysis, creativity, and problem solving – skills that will help kids at school and in any future career.

The BEST Cinnamon Rolls Recipe!

The BEST Cinnamon Rolls Recipe!

Nothing says the weekend or a special occasion/Holiday like warm homemade Cinnamon Rolls! Last year I was determined to find the BEST recipe out there and finally around Christmas discovered this recipe by the Half Baked Harvest. I sub the dairy for dairy free and it...

Do Baby Teeth Matter?

Do Baby Teeth Matter?

“Do baby teeth matter?” is a question that I’ve always asked myself, but never really heard from the experts on it. My eyes were really opened by the doctors of Frisco Kid’s Dentistry: The misconception that because baby teeth eventually fall out, they are unimportant, has unfortunately often been the origin of unnecessary dental pain and costly dental treatment. Healthy baby teeth not only aid in chewing and speaking, but have the vitally important role of holding necessary space intact for the future permanent teeth. The primary teeth need to be healthy in order to fulfill this job successfully.

Self-Esteem in Children

Self-Esteem in Children

We all want our kids to go into life with positive self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth.  So, we motivate them, offer them support and encouragement and tell them how wonderful they are.  Yet, one of the greatest emotional epidemics affecting millions of children today is that they struggle with low self-esteem because they have an inner belief that “I’m not enough.”

S’Mores Board Please!

S’Mores Board Please!

Some people say S’Mores is for Summer, but we say it’s a Fall thing too – is it Fall yet people? Also, kinda thinking of throwing one together as a celebration for the first day of school! We love the version pictured above from The BakerMama (she is the authority on boards of all kinds, of course!). Below, some suggestions for making S’Mores everyone will love.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This Mexican Street Corn Salad is the perfect summer dish to serve at a backyard BBQ. You can pre-make the mayo mixture so when the corn is cooled, it’ll be ready to serve quickly. Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore of Cat with a K Cooks for sharing another of the recipes that have helped her build a following of over 500k on TikTok! Want to try more of Kat’s healthy and easy recipes? Purchase her new e-book!

Screen Addiction

Screen Addiction

Your child’s body and brain become overstimulated from too much screen time which triggers high inner stress. Your child’s nervous system goes on edge. And inflammation builds up in your child’s body and brain. The stress hormones will cause your child to be irritable, tearful, depressed, or rageful; have temper tantrums or meltdowns; fight with siblings or friends; and be defensive or reactive.

PETS & Artificial Turf

PETS & Artificial Turf

We got so many questions about how artificial turf is for your furry family members. We have two terriers ourselves and they were a huge reason we got turf so we thought we’d ask the experts at Pave-N-Turf why turf is so great for those with pets!

4 Natural Strategies to help children with Anxiety

4 Natural Strategies to help children with Anxiety

Anxiety is a widespread problem among children and adolescents at Whole Child Texas. More than 20% of visits to a pediatrician’s office are due to behavior issues, and many of these patients have anxiety. More than 1/3 of adolescents have anxiety, and children as young as 6 years or even younger can experience feelings of anxiety. Childhood should be a time of happiness and laughter. Unfortunately, we live in a world where even young children experience incapacitating fears that rob them of joy and playfulness. Anxiety disorder is not just being a little bit nervous on the first day of school. It is extreme fear and constant worries even about minor life challenges.

Ledge Loungers

Ledge Loungers

Summer is officially in full swing, and our newest partner, Ledge Lounger, wants to make sure your family has tons of fun this year!  Their products are all about making the most of your outdoor space, from stylish and classic outdoor furniture to in-pool seating, slides and more. All are meant to withstand heavy wear and tear from families (from teens to toddlers!) and are made in the USA. We asked Melanie Bell, a Mom and Brand Strategist for Ledge Lounger, to share what else separates the brand from others in the industry:

When should kids get braces?

When should kids get braces?

The most important thing to keep in mind is every child is different! They go through growth spurts at different ages. So there’s not one “right” chronological age for orthodontic treatment. Generally speaking, kids start losing baby teeth between the ages of 6-8, but all their back baby teeth stay in until around age 12-13! Most kids start to get their adult teeth in the front, between the ages of 7, 8, and 9, which gives Drs. Rubin and Sentelle have an opportunity to start assessing what “Mother Nature” is doing. This time frame gives an important snapshot of what your child’s future might look like in regards to braces and orthodontics.

Summer Reading: Kinder thru 3rd Grade

Summer Reading: Kinder thru 3rd Grade

While summer is an ideal time for children to relax, explore the outdoors, visit new places, and spend extra time with family and friends, it is also a critical time for children to maintain and build upon literacy skills.To help get your children excited about reading over the summer, I’ve put together a list of books for children entering kindergarten through third grade with tons of kid appeal. I’ve included a wide range of formats, reading levels, and genres of books, so there is a little something for everyone.

Pave-N-Turf

Pave-N-Turf

When you contract with Pave-N-Turf, you are getting the professionalism & expertise of 20+ years in the outdoor & landscaping industry, with specialist focus on synthetic grasses for 6+ years. Their owner & founder is an American Army Airborne Veteran who holds strongly to the qualities of dependability, integrity and attention to detail that were learned during his service to his country.

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