Jennifer Sanders

Jen was born and raised in the DFW metroplex. She now lives in Rockwall on a family "compound" with her husband and nine-year-old daughter (nine going on 18!). Her parents and brother's family live on the same patch of land. They have had cows and chickens (and dogs, cats, hamsters, and fish). Jen graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with her master's in counseling and almost finished her doctorate in educational leadership. She has worked at a school counselor for all levels and in the special education world. She now works from home with an online school in the state testing department—it's the best of both worlds! When she's not driving her daughter to all-star cheer, sideline cheer, or Girl Scouts, she's saying YES! to something. There's not much spare time left, but she likes to spend it cooking, buying crafting supplies, planning things months in advance, reading, coaching her daughter's sideline team, serving on the PTA, listening to Christmas music year-round, and Starbucks.
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Pickleball, Please! :: Where to Play Pickleball in the Dallas Area

In case you haven't heard, pickleball is all the rage right now. People of all ages are getting into it.
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Just One Child?

It wasn't part of my plan. I wanted two kids: a boy and a girl, just like my mom.
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What I Wish I Knew About Infertility

Even after research, there were still things I wish I had known. It's a lonely time, so I hope these things will help someone else not feel as alone and to be better prepared.
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How to Reconnect with Friends

Sometimes we get so busy in our lives and our kids' lives we forget to touch base with friends. We mean to send texts but get distracted and never hit send. Perhaps a few...
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Disney on a Budget

Sadly, my budget doesn't allow for an extravagant trip to Disney. Still, we can enjoy all things Disney, and do it for cheaper.
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Why You Should Take Your Family to a Christmas Show this Year

I wanted to share several reasons why adding a festive production to your calendar is so important. Here's why we make sure to see at least one Christmas show every holiday season.
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How to Have a Great Outdoor Movie Night

I love an outdoor movie night! There's something magical about gathering with friends and hanging outside to watch a movie on the semi-big screen. My daughter is also obsessed with outdoor movies. We watched and...
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Celebrate National Water Park Day with Our Guide to Dallas Water Parks

I like to call my daughter a lazy river connoisseur. She loves a good water park, and her favorite is the lazy river. We often decide where we are going based on their lazy...
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Llama Birthday Party? No ProbLLAMA

Here's how we throw a probllama-free llama birthday party. My daughter is turning 10 this fall (November, to be specific). First, she asked for a party in August. She has wanted a water-activity party for...