I was born and raised in Houston, but I got to S.A. as fast as I could. I'm staying here for the tacos, the parades, the hill country, and the caring people. This city only has cedar fever to keep us from being too perfect. I'm momma to a strong willed girl, an adventure loving boy, and a rescue mutt. Wifey to a man working in the oil field. Don't mistake me for Laura Ingalls, but I do love homeschooling, baking, candle making, nature exploring, coffee sipping, and photo taking. Favorite Restaurant: Bird Bakery (cake and pies, duh!) Favorite Landmark: Hemisfair Park Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Cascarones

I Accidentally Got My Five-Year-Old Into Debt

We all make mistakes. Some we have a bad gut feeling about from the very beginning; others just seem really adorable starting out.    August 28, 2013: I'm at the library with my adorable and highly opinionated...

20+ Best Educational Apps for Kids

Say what you want about screen time, but sometimes it's a real lifesaver. If you wanted my opinion, I'd vote that limited screen time, with the right apps, can be greatly beneficial. OK, I'll...

Five Lessons That Changed My Life in 2017

Aging is awesome. Sure, it’s the nemesis of mankind, but if I can forget for a moment that I’m inching closer to death every moment, I can really enjoy each new year and the...

Holiday Heartache: Missing Loved Ones

The lyric "next year all our troubles will be out of sight" has always taunted me. As far back as I can recall, whenever I heard the song, I thought of a problem that...

10 Lessons I Learned in 900 Square Feet

It certainly doesn’t look like much, but this little box was our home for many years. It was our home when my husband and I became “Mommy and Daddy.” The home we were in...

Preparing to Let Go: Goals for Moms of Preschoolers

I am one of the lucky ones who was able to leave my job and stay home with my daughter 24/7 after her birth. I’m not here to split hairs about the pros and...
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I Am a San Antonio Mom: Tina Kent of The Bread Box

Tina Kent didn’t grow up dreaming of owning her own restaurant one day, but she did grow up “on the floor” of her mom and dad's restaurants, and she was all too familiar with...

Why Moms Are Always Late

When I was a kid, my family was notorious for being late to everything. We all blamed my mom. All four of us kids would be dressed and ready to go, but then we...

Guide to Fun for Little Ones at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas has fun fest written all over it, unless you're a mom with triplet six-month-olds, a triple stroller, and three giant diaper bags. In that case, Fiesta Texas would be spelled...