In Honor of National Cookie Day – Snickerdoodles

So today is National Cookie Day and we loooooove a good cookie. Here’s to an oldie but always a goodie… Snickerdoodles.

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Coping with Separation Anxiety… How to Do It

So I recently had to go away for a work trip and leave my baby with my husband and her grandmother. Now, I’ll tell you, this has absolutely nothing to do with my husband’s ability to care for our child (he did great – a little more about that later) or my mother’s knack for giving her treats that are too advanced for her age – isn’t that what grandma’s do? It totally has to do with me and what I didn’t expect to happen to me – but it did. Dunh dunh dunnnnhhhhh…. separation anxiety.

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Babies, Bows, and Butterflies 🦋

My daughter loves to explore everything around her. She is a virtual sponge, even at 4-months old. She is so alert and attentive, I’m always so shocked that her attention span is greater than 30 seconds.

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Dazzling on Date Night

Being pretty on date night is a breeze. Just pop on a cute and flirty dress, apply a little makeup and go! Your significant other – and you for that matter – will be glad you did!

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Surviving Shots. Not the Baby, Mom. You.

It’s going to be OK. Here are five tips to get YOU through your baby’s first set of shots. Don’t worry. It’s going to hurt you more than it hurts them.

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Go Ahead and Have the Chocolate. You deserve it.

There’s ALWAYS room for dessert. Oh, don’t give me that “you can’t eat cupcakes because your diet” foolishness. You can eat this. And you should.

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Insanely Gorgeous Summer Tables… On the Cheap

Don’t you love it when you pass by Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel and you see those beautifully set tables. I do. I always think to myself, I want my table to look like that. So one day I did it. Here’s how.

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Mouthwatering Hamburgers in 30 Minutes! Score one for Mom!

So at the Cook residence with a 3-month old and all the other obligations of the day, good food is something that my husband and I look forward to. Aria is still a little young for us to be toting in and out of restaurants, so we tend to bring the restaurant home.

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Rediscover The Style in Your Own Backyard

This is a little stroll my pixie and I took through the McGovern Centennial Gardens in Houston’s Hermann Park district.

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When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Cupcakes

What happens when life hands you a giant bowl of lemons? Well, you get in the kitchen. Kind of like, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Ok, so I’m not a philosopher, but I can bake. I can bake my butt off. There goes that domestic goddess thing again.

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