My husband and I have three kids, ages two, seven, and nine—all girls—and we love it. My girls are as apt to catch frogs and muddy their feet as any kid I know. Their interests vary and include—but aren't limited...
Amanda: Hi, I am here with Mandi Wheeler, who's the Administrative Director of Women's Services at North Central Baptist Hospital. And she is joining us on our Expert Q and A series for Bloom 2021 to talk about and answer...
Hey there, Mama. My guess is you’re a little stressed out right now. School and extracurriculars are in full swing, Halloween is upon us, Thanksgiving is basically tomorrow, and don’t even get me started on Christmas. On top of...

Boredom Fix

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It was raining the other day. I am pretty sure it was a Saturday, which meant my children were bored. Ever had one of those days? I wish I were the kind of parent who said things like: “Only boring...

Please, Be Kind

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My sons know the phrase well: please, be kind. I say this to them over and over, all the time, and it’s my response to almost any issue or argument they bring me. When they are at odds about which...
I like dressing up. I like looking cute. But a lot of the trends out there… let’s just say that I could not pull them off, nor would I want to. For instance: crop tops. I like how they...

A Pandemic Perspective

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The pandemic did a number on me. I didn’t even realize how deeply it affected me until I was left cleaning up the disastrous mess it made. Recently, I realized I went into survival mode and am just now...
As the weather starts to change and we move into fall, we will see Pumpkin Spice Everything. So many of us wait for pumpkin spice lattes to hit our Starbucks menu and order up one to enjoy in the...
This post is brought to you by the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR). Get the most for your money with these helpful tips!  One of the best things about being a homeowner is the freedom to do any renovations or updates...
When my husband and I had our first son, we made the decision to educate our children in Spanish first. Spanish is my native language, and my husband (even though he was born and raised in the U.S.) didn’t...

Moms, Take a Break!

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Hey, moms—take a REAL break.  It’s high time we realized that just being kidless for a moment or two isn’t enough. Although the rare solo H-E-B trip to grab some groceries is a little slice of heaven, it’s not an...
School is here and school lunches are definitely a thing. One thing I have decided to focus on this year is packing a greener lunchbox. Sure, I’m going to add school lunch meals to my Pinterest board, too. But...
It's car-pick-up-line o'clock again. The perpetual sheen of sweat gathered from walking to and from the car has my skin feeling like a glazed donut (gross), but I'm sitting with the air conditioning aimed at my face, in an idle...
If there ever was a time in my life that I felt most confident about myself and my decisions, it would have to be when I was 20 years old. Even though I knew I didn’t know everything, I was...

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The Life-Changing Practice of Secondhand Shopping

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Have you ever admired a friend or neighbor’s style, marveling at her expansive wardrobe and beautiful home decor? I certainly have while also wondering...