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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.

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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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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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Southwest Jewish Congress To Honor 14 Outstanding Women, Men and Young Adults

  Be Inspired. Take Action. Embrace the future. Come celebrate the 14 outstanding women, men and young adults being honored

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AWARE Announces 2017-2018 Grant Recipients

  Mark your calendars for Friday, April 13, 2018 for the annual gala AWARE Affair Celebrate the Moments AWARE president Venise

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Hungry for Health, Starved for Time Harmonious Living by the Word’s Namesake

  by Deb Silverthorn Dallas resident Suzy Harmon is taking a big bite out of life – a healthy bite

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Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, Dallas ISD and JCPenney Host Back to School Shopping Experience for Thousands of Underserved Kids in Dallas

  August 10, 2017 (Dallas, TX) — On Wednesday, August 7, 2017, Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, in partnership with

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St. Andrew UMC’s Summer SPARK TANK Challenge Program Making a Difference

To date, over 85 projects have been approved, and over $100,000 has been allocated Last summer, a St. Andrew UMC

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DART is Your Connection to Hike-and-Bike Trails

  by Tricia White With cooler weather, it’s the perfect time to get back outdoors and explore. Fortunately, North Texas

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Wanna Get Away (From the Kids)?

Check out these relaxing vacation destinations! by Rick Seaney | Contributor Let’s be honest. No region (or country) has a

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Chow Down! Dog-Friendly Dining Digs

Looking for a great place to eat that also welcomes your furry best friend? Check out these best bets that

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Thrill the Grill

Make Gameday – or any day – a little sweeter with these winning recipes Recipes courtesy of Nature Nate’s |

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Dreaming Big

    By Alicia Wanek “Believe in yourself.  We believe in you.”  For Alejandrina Guzman, this message of unwavering support

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Secure Your Financial Future

  By Taylor Nipp  / Contributor Few things are as dynamic as technology and finance.  In an ever-changing world, it’s

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6 Simple Ways to Raise Kids Who Love to Read

    by Lisa A. Beach Since my childhood days of reading comic books and Nancy Drew mysteries, I’ve always

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