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Good Life Family will help navigate the challenges of raising good kids — kids who will find their own paths to happiness. We help address the daily joys and struggles of finding a balance between kids and parents while keeping ourselves sane in the process. Good Life Family is committed to making a difference in the lives of our families, friends and communities as the go-to source.

We’re living, we’re learning, and most important, we’re laughing. We hope you will too.

 

 

 

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Kathy Chamberlain Celebrates 40 Years of Teaching

In 1977 a gallon of gas cost 65 cents, the first Apple II computers went on sale, and Kathy Chamberlain opened

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Concussions and Sports Injuries

By Alicia Wanek Sports moms everywhere were scared by the recent news story showing that in a study of NFL

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Kitchen Makeover

  Rich Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank By Dawn Bluemel Oldfield I never thought I’d add “general contractor” to

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Create an Outdoor Retreat

By Dawn Bluemel Oldfield / Home & Garden Editor Your yard has the potential to be another living area—an extension

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Healthy Co-Parenting

By Dr. Dean Beckloff / Contributor It’s tough, this thing called co-parenting. When two parents have separated and are now

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Dental Heath for Seniors

The good news is we are living longer, and there are great advancements in healthcare. The “other” news is that

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Finding a Strategy for Mental Wellness

Finding a Strategy for Mental Wellness By Natalie Croitoru | Contributor In high school, I was a stressed-out teenager. I fixated

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Fall Page-Turners

Part of having your Game On is taking time to relax so you have the mental clarity to deal with

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Kick Off a New Passion

By Alicia Wanek Perhaps this fall has meant a big transition for your child.  Moving on to middle school, high

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DART to the State Fair

The State Fair of Texas® comes only once a year, so it’s important to do it right! Fortunately, DART makes

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The Happiest of Times?

  The ‘Empty Nest’ Leaves Time to Talk and Play with Your Spouse By Jeff Anderson / Contributor I don’t

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Up, Up and Away!

Vacation Getaways without Kids (and without Breaking the Bank) By Rick Seaney / Contributor If you’ve been thinking about a getaway

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Team Up With DART for a Winning Date Night

by Tricia White | Managing Editor Whether it’s your first date or a date night with your significant other, sometimes

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MONEY Magazine Names Allen #2 in “Best Places to Live in America” List

    MONEY’s annual ranking of America’s best towns has placed Allen at #2! Allen is the only Texas city

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Party Planning Guide

Bring the WOW to your Special Event  Planning a special event and want to impress your guests?  We’ve found the

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From Persistence to Patients

    Accomplished physician proves that brains triumph over bigotry BY KARYN BRODSKY How would it feel to be incredibly

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Readers’ Choices for BEST SPORTS BARS to Get Your Game On!

We polled our readers for the BEST sports bars across the Metroplex, and they responded with a game time level

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The 14th Annual Bulb & Perennial Mart

  by Dawn Bluemel Oldfield/CCMGA The 2017 Bulb & Perennial Mart is right around the corner!  While autumn is ushering

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Your Personal Game Plan

  9 Steps to Changing Your Life by Dr. Melanie Ross Mills / Contributor I led a group a few

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Tackling Your Financial Game Plan Requires a Dependable Team

  By Shashin Shah / Contributor It’s fall, and football is upon us once again. Just as your favorite team

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Action Packed Fall Line Up

Gateway to Opportunity Luncheon September 7 at 11:30am Featuring Keynote Speaker Laura W. Bush HOT TICKET! Not only do you get

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Do I Look Fat in this Fitbit?

  by Lisa A. Beach Tapping into the latest trend, my well-intentioned husband recently bought me a Fitbit, one of

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