Back to school is upon us and this year it seems more expensive than ever. If you're staring at school supply lists wondering where to find that semi-hex graphite drawing pencil, a rainbow of poly folders and enough glue...
The first weekend of June was a historic one in the United Kingdom: people came together to drink tea and eat sandwiches in the streets, they waved flags and marveled at spectacular flyovers, mixed gin and tonics, and listened...
In a couple of weeks, we will be boarding a plane for our first time flying as a family of five. I am no stranger to traveling with my children, and I can even boast of experience with LONG...
We are right in the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week, and if you're anything like me, you just realized that you haven't gotten anything for your kids' teachers (whoops). As an educator myself, the irony of this is not...
We attended a birthday party last weekend, and I cringed as the contents of the piñata fell to the ground and my child scrambled to collect all kinds of sugary prizes I rarely allow her to eat. All I...

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Every time I go to a public restroom with my kids, I hear myself the way I heard my mother and I repeat the words every mother knows: “Don’t touch anything!" It comes out like it’s our duty and...
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...

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Go Deep for Family Fun: Explore Caves Around San Antonio

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Looking for family fun that can take you to new lows? Go deep! There are a variety of caves around San Antonio, all within...

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