August Forbes

August Forbes
August is a transplant to McKinney from Asheville, North Carolina. She is a mother to four fearless, outspoken children. She and her husband, Matt, have been foster parents for the last seven years. Previously a high school teacher, August homeschools her children. Her passions are reading and traveling. She leads the Collin County Moms Book Club and recently spent three weeks camping throughout New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado with her kids. August is also a member of the Junior League of Collin County and a volunteer driver of Meals on Wheels of Collin County.
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5 Tips for Moms with Estranged Fathers on Father’s Day

When I feel upset about my estranged relationship with my father, I try to focus on the positive moments we had together.
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10 Sustainability Hacks for Moms

Don’t throw it away, it can be used in some other way!
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3 Easy Valentine’s Day Activities to Start with Your Kids

Take advantage of this love-ly holiday with these simple Valentine's Day activities. 
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My Top 3 Favorite Children’s Books on Judaism

There is so much great Jewish-based literature for kids. I have selected books that are fun, illustrated, and fiction.
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Autism Diagnosis in Toddlers

The road to get to this diagnosis wasn’t quick, nor was it completely unexpected -- yet still, it was an overwhelming experience.
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From Foster Care to Adoption in 4 Steps

“Were you unable to conceive?” This is almost always the follow-up question when someone learns we adopted our four kids. While this is truly an invasive question, I don’t mind answering. The truth is, I’ve...