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Daphne is Randesign's favorite and talented Mom. Professional Mom by day, and Writer/Mom by night. Daphne also is a fitness expert; competing in many competitions across the country over the past several years. She is a 40-something single mother of two daughters who are 8 years apart. She knows a thing or two about parenting, careers and stress.


Visitation: One of the Biggest Single Parent Stressors

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The water cooler conversations took a new theme this week and we ended up chatting about single parent stressors. As single parents, there were many situational considerations; as parents, we shared a lot of common concerns. We whittled our gripes and groans to what we call the 7 Single Parent Stressors, with much inspirational humor […]

In Praise of the No-homework Idea

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This week’s lively banter around the fire pit was about the recent no-homework policy from Brandy Young, a second grade teacher at Godley Elementary School in Godley, Texas. You don’t really know your friends until you debate the amount –and rationale, of homework at various ages. And so began a no-homework conversation among six adults […]

11 Ways You Can Benefit from Back-to-School Expenses

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For many parents, the next few weeks of back-to-school preparation can feel like a never-ending drain on the bank account. The cost to go back-to-school continues to increase. The National Retail Federation reports that this year parents with children in kindergarten through 12th grade plan to spend $630.36, on average. Over the last decade, that […]

5 Summer Foods You Should Not Give Your Child

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Summer foods.  Families are in the groove having swapped out the book bag and lunch box for pool-noodles and picnic baskets. And, while many parents follow a routine meal plan during the school year, a carefree mindset kicks in once the last bell rings in June. Enter summer foods. Unfortunately, all the healthy-select sandwiches, carefully cut […]

My Child Wanders Away from Me

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According to the FBI.gov, a child goes missing every 40 seconds in America. That comes to 765,000 children a year.That comes to 765,000 children a year and is quite an eye-opening statistic,  one that piqued my interest from parents who say “my child wanders away from me.” This week, my family and I, along with a few friends, […]

TSA, the Airlines and Traveling with Children

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Sometimes, the hardest part of traveling with children isn’t their attitudes or ear-pops at 27,000 feet. It’s usually the long lines at the airport and seemingly slow-as-molasses security check at the TSA line. What can you do to make life easier when traveling with children? According to TSA.gov, the following tips will help you be […]