My house is messy all the time. I feel like there are always shoes, LEGOS, and other stuff everywhere. I have several secret messy drawers, messy closets, and messy everything. I try to keep my house clean, but clean...
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 how it’s possible to afford such luxuries, and so many of them! Over the last...
Way back in 2014, when I was two months postpartum, I was looking for a way to keep my brain entertained while staying home with my baby. There were endless hours of breastfeeding and laundry and cooking, and I...
The halls of our supermarkets are filling fast with holiday wonders. Clever visual merchandisers are luring us in, tempting us with irresistible displays. I love all the seasonal items. I love all the events and festivities. It is truly...

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...
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...
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...
When my two older girls were little, I made an unpopular declaration: We do not buy Halloween costumes. You see, what kept happening was that by mid-September the girls would “decide” what their Halloween costumes would be. We were on...
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...

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...
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...

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