Sarah Spencer

Sarah was raised in Plano, took a detour in Oklahoma for college, and now lives in McKinney. She's a teacher and mom who believes that ten 3-year-olds are easier to handle than one. Sarah and her husband, Nathaniel, are foster and adoptive parents and advocates. Big fans of deep conversations, they run a blog that helps parents connect with their kids over entertainment. She likes to try DIY projects that are way over her head and experiment with different teas and chocolates while binge-watching great series. Check out her movie and book guides for parents at Down the Hobbit Hole Blog and follow on Facebook or Instagram .
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Back-to-School Shopping: North Texas Tax-Free Weekend Tips & Deals

Summer has flown by and back-to-school shopping is here. I know there are mommas and teachers out there who delight in back-to-school shopping—and I salute you. But it can also be a very stress-inducing...
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10+ Indoor Places to Take Kids in McKinney

It's only 98 degrees outside—yay! But it also isn't even 9am yet...UGH. We have needed ALL the indoor places to take kids to in McKinney this summer. There are a ton of awesome things to...
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4 Family-Friendly Farms With Petting Zoos in North Texas

There are so many family-friendly farms in North Texas! We had an incredibly tough start to spring, and I wanted to do something to treat and distract my oldest daughter. She's a super animal...
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Five Things You Can Do About the Uvalde Tragedy NOW…

Collin County Moms is not a political website, but we do believe there are times when ALL parents can rise up and work together. The article below includes one mom's opinions, but we hope...
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Dino Safari at the Dallas Zoo Review {Know Before You Go!}

The Dallas Zoo has a new experience you can add on to regular admission tickets this spring: Dino Safari is a guided tram adventure billed as "a Jurassic journey of prehistoric proportions." Is it...
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5 Holi Activities to Do With Your Kids

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Keep the Celebration Going: 20 Black History Books for Every Age

The books on this list are all great reads, and some of the children's picture books are as powerful as the teen/adult ones. What are your favorite books that center around Black history, joy,...
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Getting Involved With Anti-Trafficking in DFW

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. When I say trafficking, it’s likely that some sort of cartoon image comes to mind, maybe a boogeyman jumping out of a bush to kidnap vulnerable kids....