Kathy Oaks

Kathy Oaks
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Hi! I'm Kathy! When I'm not at work, I'm chasing after my 9 year old and 7 year old. But I'm usually at work. Or chasing after kids. Strengths: cooking and/or making messes in the kitchen, running late, drinking coffee, reading books. Weaknesses: growing plants, dusting, offering unsolicited advice.

You Are Not a Teacher

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This is just a wild guess, but perhaps you're feeling a little overloaded with the stress of keeping everyone alive and healthy, being home together All. The. Time, overseeing school, and maybe even working...

Working from Home 101

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Not my lovely home office space, but I wish it was! In my "other" gig, I've been on a virtual work team since 2016 (fun fact: my boss is 1100 miles away! I've worked...

Lunch-Packing Problems Solved!

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Confession: I'm kind of a Hot Mess Mom. If you've been paying attention, maybe this isn't a surprise to you. Since I'm usually running in 3 directions, I have learned to hand off some...

Medical Mamas

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So I have a medically complex child, and because of that, I happen to run around with a motley crew of mothers of other medically complex and children with special needs. (We're really fun...

Raising a Reader

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One of my favorite things about watching my children grow is seeing them develop their own interests, and I am so grateful that reading has become a passion for both my daughter, age 9...

Why We Don’t Do Sleepovers

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So. I’m not generally a helicopter mom about most things. My kids play outside by themselves, I let them go to the bathroom by themselves at restaurants, I’m generally pretty chill about letting them...

Real Moms

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This is probably my favorite picture of my kids. It's 5 years old but I still drag it out about once a month, when a mom friend needs solidarity, or just when I feel...

Meal Planning that Works – plus a freebie!

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About a year ago as my husband and I were reviewing our monthly budget, we realized that the amount of money we were spending on restaurant meals was, frankly, a little obscene. Plus -...

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

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"Think of the happiest things, it’s the same as having wings." - Disney’s Peter Pan  A few months ago, Make-A-Wish North Texas asked my son, “If you could have anything or do anything or be...

Our Favorite Things – Summer Edition

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Kathy here and today I’m channeling my inner Oprah (I LOVE OPRAH!) with our first-ever installment of “Our Favorite Things.” Just like Oprah, we’ll be periodically sharing with you some of our favorite things....