Dana B

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Dana was born and raised in North Texas. She is the wife to Matt and mother to three daughters :: Shelby {2001}, Rebekah {2011} and Morgan {2013}. Dana and her family moved from Fort Worth to Cypress in 2014. Dana lives on coffee most days as she juggles her roles as the director of a non-profit, PTO board member, writer, and wanna-be super mom. Dana loves throwing elaborately themed parties, binge watching British documentaries, and spending time with her amazing friends. You can find her joys and struggles living as a child of God and oversharing her life on her blog Dana Rae and on Instagram @danaraeblog.

A Lesson for My Daughter :: Stop Saying Sorry

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Our home feels smaller these days and things that caused very little attention before are now magnified. The volume is now louder with all of my people under one roof all day {and night}....

The Itch that Saved my Baby’s Life:: Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

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After two healthy, uneventful pregnancies I never imagined that an itch I felt in the middle of the night would lead me to fighting for my third baby's life.  I am one of the...

How Therapy Benefits My Everyday Life

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As I sat on the sofa, shoulders stooped with my coffee recovering from the night before, I was handed a familiar business card. I acknowledged the card with a nod of my head.  “I am...

The Age Gap :: Perks and Pitfalls

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After having my first child at 23, I had no plans for her to have a sibling right away. The narrative I aspired to for our lives included having another child by Shelby's fifth...

3 Parenting Goals for an Imperfect Parent

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  I recently spent three days far away from the city. Though I was surrounded by thirty other women, this was no “women's retreat”. We each agreed to walk through the dark places in our...

The Gray Hair Dilemma:: Embrace or Color?

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I spent an insane amount of time this morning examining my hair roots with a magnifying makeup mirror, an activity my therapist would most likely take issue with. The process was not meant to...

Finding My Christmas Spirit for Them

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Christmastime is here! The trees are up, Santa has arrived at our local mall and Christmas Carols are turned up loud in all the department stores. Time find our Christmas spirit and do some...

Learning to Appreciate All of the Pictures

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I sent my teen-aged daughter the proofs of pictures that were taken as she accepted her diploma during her recent graduation ceremony. I asked her which image we should buy. Her response, “None. They...

My PCOS Story:: Diagnosis, Fertility and Taking Care of Myself

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome {PCOS} is the most common female endocrine disorder, affecting approximately 5%-10% of all females. I was 27 when I was officially diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It was a very difficult...

Trash or Treasure? How to Organize School Papers, Memories and Art

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The new school year is here, and that means backpacks will be headed home filled with forms, flyers, classwork, and art. It will be your job to determine what to keep, organize and store,...