I recently took my four kids on a trip that involved a two-hour flight to Guadalajara from San Antonio. Given their ages—8, 6, 4, and 22 months—I decided to brave the adventure by myself. Any parent who has taken...
What’s your favorite fruit? Ask around and you’ll get a different answer almost every time.For some, apples are the best. They can be crunchy, sweet, and stimulating. For some, it's grapes—seedless red generally win over their seeded green cousins....

Ode to Joe’s

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The other night while we were celebrating getting out of the house as mothers, our conversation over Torchy’s cherry limeades turned to the topic of grocery shopping. One mom was trying to get across the street to Trader Joe’s...
The season is here:  blurry-eyed parents staring at school supply lists wondering where to find that semi-hex graphite drawing pencil, a rainbow of poly folders and enough glue sticks to stretch to the moon and not break the bank....
Hi, my name is Lizzie, and I am addicted to TikTok. To be clear, I have never actually made a TikTok, but man do I love scrolling TikTok to unwind after a long day. The algorithm mostly takes me to...
“Write so others can understand without you explaining what it says.” I told my son this the other day. Even though he can correctly spell many words at 6-years-old, his handwriting is a challenge. Ever since he started pre-handwriting...
Getaways to the beach are year-round for our family due to the relatively mild temperatures, but once May comes along, trips to the cool water are a complete necessity. Before having kids, my husband and I would put on...
My mom always leaves my home better than she found it when she visits us. It’s her love language. Because she doesn’t live in the same city as me, she wants to do what she can to make my...
A few years ago my mother gave me a book that was truly an eye-opener for my marriage. You probably have heard of it: The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. He explains that the way we show love to...
If you've been following my posts you know we moved into a new house in June 2020.  When looking for houses, my goals were more space, a place to work, and a place for visitors (haha, that's funny...visitors. in...
Between my three daughters, who are all elementary age, but not consecutive sizes, I feel like we have wardrobes for every size of kid. Our closets are full of too-big or too-small boxes of clothes, which I’m saving for...
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...
This post is brought to you by the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR). What does staging a house mean? The purpose of staging is to showcase a home’s best qualities and assets to impress potential buyers and sell quickly upon...
Snowpocalypse 2021. I mean COVID quarantine was just a warm up for this, right? Now that we’ve all thawed out and showered, we can reflect on what that week in the Twilight Zone taught us. Much like the Spring...

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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...