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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?
Chickenpox 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?
Six Things We Do in the Carpool Line Besides Wait
If you're able to whip in and whip out when you're picking up the kids from school, there are a whole lot of other parents who are jealous of your mastery of the situation. Sometimes it takes a half hour, and that leaves plenty of time for things like power naps.
Tyler Kids Get Legal Help From Country Time Lemonade
East Texas kids who get busted for not having a permit may not have to shut down that lemonade stand after all. There's a national team that's ready to jump in and clear up issues with lemonade stand permits and fees, and it may spare kids a lot of tears and shattered dreams this summer. …
Don’t Miss This Free Summer Workshop for Kids
Sending the kids to camps, amusement parks, 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!
This Mind-Numbing Toy 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.
A Mother’s Day Wish for Single Moms
It can feel a little strange making a big deal about Mother's Day if you're a single mom because you're the one coming up with the ideas and making a fuss over the day, and it's not really all that much fun to throw your own party. But single moms, you deserve a good day and the…
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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