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 .

Virtual Get-Togethers: 10 Family FaceTime (or Zoom) Activities

One of the benefits of becoming so Zoom-oriented is realizing that we can connect more often with friends and family who live far away. Need to social distance this holiday season? Just can't make...
Adult ADHD

10 Tips for an ADHD Diagnosis in Adults

Full confession up front. I have self-diagnosed ADHD. After my mom got diagnosed, my sister was quick to follow up and get formally diagnosed. My brother-in law-has also been diagnosed. At the time, I thought...
DIY Disney Costumes

8 Easy DIY Disney Costumes + More Movie-Inspired Costume Ideas

Halloween is almost here! DIY Disney costumes are my absolute favorite to play around with. My enthusiasm for my kids' or family's costumes varies by year, and while I am certainly not against buying...

CCM’s Consciously Coupled Relationship Series :: 3 Best Relationship Books That Have Actually...

*Consciously Coupled* explores everything relationships from local moms AND a licensed couples counselor. We’re discussing couples therapy, the pros and cons of relationship books, tips on navigating cross-cultural relationships, how to find time alone...
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Precedented Tears: Let’s Talk about the Second Wave of Coronavirus

I opened Facebook to see a post about my cousin struggling to breathe in the hospital. And the loss of a beloved professor from COVID. I opened Instagram to see a friend post about...

Splish Splash: A Guide to {Free} Spray Parks in CC

Originally written by Lisbeth Van Daalen in 2017; updated by Sarah Spencer in 2021. A trip to the splash pad with my kiddos is by far my favorite pastime each summer: no need for life...
Summer Education

Don’t Freak Out About the “Summer Slide” THIS Summer

The school year seems to drag, until the last few weeks! I’ve talked to several parents who feel like their kids really missed out on a lot of educational content this year and are...

5 Fun Drive-In Movie Theaters in North Texas

Our family loved going to the movies before the pandemic, but this year we have become a little more creative with our movie nights. One really fun, and vintage, way to have family movie...