This post was updated in January 2021, it was originally published in February 2015. With Valentine’s Day (and—ahem—the accompanying movie release of Fifty Shades of Grey) soon approaching, I think it’s safe to assume that many of us might have...
Guys. It's happening. Things are opening back up. I feel the tension dissipating on trips to H-E-B. We went to the park today and my kids had never been happier–I hadn't realized how much they've missed people too. They...
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about love and how we share it. Love can present itself in many forms – in relationships with God, friends, spouses, and children, to name a few. When you pray, you share your...
Valentine’s Day can bring a lot of emotions. There are some people who love it while there are also others who love to hate it. Regardless of where your feelings lie on the red-roses-and-hearts-through-arrows holiday, there are plenty of...

Love Ya Like a Sister

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I’ve always gotten along with my three sisters. Admittedly, there are childhood diary entries in purple crayon where I complain about how mean they are. For the most part, though, we’ve been a pretty happy bunch. From sports teams...
Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Wondering where to get sweets for your sweet? (Or perhaps a gummy bear as big as your head?) Look no further! Whether you’re hunting for a tasty Valentine gift, ready to kick your...
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How Do You Love Them?

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When my husband and I decided to adopt, we anticipated the child we’d be matched with would need time to adjust to our family. He/she would need time to trust us, to bond with us, and we were told, some...
My daughter has inherited my crafty genes and will "do projects" any chance she gets. We have piles of things cut, glued, glittered, and stuck together everywhere. I try to channel this creative energy into projects that are somewhat...
It’s just around the corner, you guys. Good plans, bad plans, no plans, some plans. Everybody is crazy on… Valentine’s Day. The day of over-priced cards, flowers, chocolates, and—dare I say?—lingerie. (I realize that last one can be a fairly weighted word...

All Forms of Love

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Around the start of a new year, external forces tell, remind, inform, and educate us on how to transform into the best versions of ourselves. Advertisements for gym memberships don the billboards along the highways while radio commercials boast...
Five hundred twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes...how do you measure—measure a year? If my kids were to answer this question, I guarantee their answer would be “in pieces of candy.” And if that annual number added up to anything less...
We don't typically think of Valentine's Day as a mom holiday. We don't really think of any holiday as being a mom holiday, except for Mother's Day, and that's not really a mom holiday and we all know it. Mothers...

My Real Life Valentines

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  Dear school car line rule followers, Oh, how I love you. Thank you for staying off your phones, keeping a correct distance between cars, and simply paying attention. I wish there were more people just like you. Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, Me ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Trader...
So if you're in the "under seven" crowd and still find noodle necklaces de rigueur, this statement necklace will be on your "must-wear" list for Valentine's season this year. If you're a mom who just wants a cool Valentine craft...

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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...