It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Right? This year has been so wild. I feel like we just finished The Longest Spring Break Ever and now it’s December. DECEMBER, y’all. If anyone deserves a treat this December,...
The 4 Gift Rule. Maybe you've heard of it. It's where for Christmas (or Birthdays!) you decide to gift your children only 4 gifts. Those gifts are: Something They Want Something They Need Something to Wear Something to Read I...
The year was 2002, and my college roommates and I sat around our dorm room talking. Eventually the topic turned to what would happen if we ever got married and caught our husbands having affairs. The answered ranged from...
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This post is brought to you by our partner Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc. (CTT).   The first few months of having a newborn at home are not for the faint of heart. Hormones and feelings get so mixed up it’s...

Come Up for Air

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The holiday season is officially upon us, pumpkin spice is battling it out with peppermint mocha, and kids are on a constant sugar high. Hallmark is rewarding us with binge-worthy feel-good movies, and shoes are on deep discount at...
My children feel like the only ones in the world to whom Santa does not send an “Elf on the Shelf.” They are eternally bitter about it. And I relish it. To any parents out there who feel obligated to...
When I filed for divorce in 2018, I had so many things I was worried about. How would I survive financially? How would I manage to move cities alone? Would I ever get married again, or would I be...
Having a baby can be quite exciting. From finding out you’re pregnant, to picking out the first items on your registry, each step builds in anticipation until the day you get to hold your bundle of joy. However, no...
What is one thing you do every day to improve or support your health? Mine is juicing! I juice because it tastes great and I adore doing it! I love knowing that I’m gifting my body all the electrolytes,...
As we all know by now, 2020 is a year like no other. Beloved events and activities that have become family traditions will likely be very different this year, or cancelled altogether. We’ve done our best to update this...
I stopped drinking about ten years ago. Recently, I’ve had several people reach out to me who are newly sober, asking for advice on how to handle the holidays when you’re not drinking. Some of these people tried a...
In 2010 I graduated from college, I got married, and…I stopped dancing. It wasn’t my intention. I didn’t have a proper farewell because I honestly thought I was never going to leave it. But today, I can’t even remember the...

A Pregnant Quarantine

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Pregnancy is a unique experience in and of itself. Your body goes through a myriad of changes, typically starting with some not-so-pleasant things such as morning sickness, headaches, breast soreness etc. Then you get to hear your baby’s heartbeat...

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Your Guide to the Best Holiday Light Displays in San Antonio...

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If ever there was a year that needed a bit of extra sparkle, 2020 is it. The glow and twinkle of holiday lights seems...