I’ve always read out loud to my children, even before they were born! Later, I would read to them at bedtime. I've also always encouraged audiobooks. These were great as my children were beginning readers and later as we...
I have a preschooler. I have a preschooler who loves to talk. I have a preschooler who loves to talk about everything but school. Honestly, I had no idea that the ambiguous answers to the standard, "How was your day?" would start...

A Covidversary

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This time last year I was ramping up to head to Mexico for my mom’s 60th birthday. Being one of four kids, trying to get us all in the same place at once is always a feat. We started...

A Letter to My Firstborn

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Little Man, It’s hard to believe you’ve already been in our lives for two and a half years. It seems just yesterday we discovered our newlywed world would be changed forever when I first saw those two pink lines...
If you looked inside my purse a few months ago, you would’ve found a baggie with a penny taped to a popsicle stick, a button hanging from some yarn, and a bunch of other strange objects. These were all...
When parents think of their teen’s phone use, they often imagine hitching a ride with Uber, ordering a pizza on Grubhub, or making videos on social media. But smartphones, social media, and convenience apps have made access to illegal...
Trigger warning: this post will talk about pregnancy loss and pregnancy after loss. If you’re not in a place to read this right now, I send you so much love and encourage you to save it for a time...
One time I was doing laundry while my girls were watching TV. I was busy separating colors when something suddenly caught my attention. I stepped out of the laundry room to see what they where watching. It was Barbie Dreamhouse, so...
Dear Daughter, I am still in awe that you have made your first trip around the sun. Happiest of birthdays to you! I know you have no idea what this day means—or even what a birthday is—but just know...
I was chatting with a local mom when something she said stopped me in my tracks. “The number one risk factor of a young person developing a drug and alcohol issue is early exposure.” And that exposure starts inside the...
Oh, Valentine’s Day. You either love it or hate it, but you can’t help but admit that it is a little fun to have a dedicated day to remind those closest to you how much you love them.  Sure, you’ll...
I was a really overwhelmed mom for most of the beginning of my kids' lives. A little background: my mom died before my son turned one and I had my daughter before the first anniversary of her death. My...
We recently found ourselves teaching the game of UNO to our kids. I randomly pulled the game out after dinner and thought it would be an innocent time of kids throwing incorrect cards towards a pile on the table....
My son had a little tricycle that I would push him around before he could peddle. Come to think of it, he was never that good at that tricycle. When it came time to riding a bike, there were...

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Have a Tunnel of Fun at SEA LIFE San Antonio Aquarium

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While LEGO lovers sing “Everything is Awesome!," it’s time for lovers of all things aquatic to shout “Everything is JAW-SOME!” because SEA LIFE San...