Adriana Armendarez

No Devices for Baby

Devices for Baby: Practical Alternatives

Moms, I know babies and toddlers are squirmy-wormy. I know their attention span equals their age, i.e 2 years = 2-minute attention span. I know you have multiples, I know your hands are full,...

Coed Teen Birthday Parties: A Guide of Sorts

The middle school to high school transitional ages are something else. It’s a beast. It’s exciting. It’s worrisome. Here is my experience from her 14th birthday party.  We are a Hispanic household. Okay - daughter’s...

Meet the Team: Adriana

Coastal Bend Hi Ya’ll! I’m Adriana Armendarez! Years ago, I made the move from West Texas to Corpus Christi to attend college - Go Islanders!  And now I’ve been here half of my life! YIKES!...
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Camping at Turkey Bend Recreation Area

If primitive tent camping is your thing, Turkey Bend Recreation Area might be for you! Even if it’s not your thing, I definitely recommend the trip! For me, it was right under a four-hour...

Worth It Wednesday: The Pretty Potty Pumie Edition

Ladies, I’m no water expert, but the water here is something fierce. Hard water, limestone, sulfuric water; I’m not sure, but it causes so much yuckiness and build-up in my shower, tub, and toilet....
Cauliflower & Beyond : Tips and Tricks for Low Carb Eating

Cauliflower & Beyond: The Gordita Girls Guide

Channeling one of my favorite Golden Girls, my inner Sophia: “Picture it, my ranchito 2015 - I saw a recipe for cheesy garlic bread made out of cauliflower. I bought a head of it. Shredded...

Things to do in the Coastal Bend: Tweens, Teens, & Young Adult Edition

Pandemic or no pandemic, raising our kids is no easy feat. Many of us might even be going at it alone, but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are tons of dedicated...

Threenager Vs. Senioroddler and Other Insights Into Daughtering My Parents

They don’t listen. They do what they want. They always need a snack. Listening to reason, what’s that? They need a nap. They need help with their tech devices. Crowds might be overstimulating at...

Donation Stations in the Coastal Bend for Your Gently Used Goods

Whatever your reasons may be for purging your home -  starting fresh in 2021, the kids had a growth spurt, the garage is about to burst, motivation from organizing pros you have binge-watched - ...

Self-Care: Eight Essentials

Recently, I took a CEU training on mental health for teens and could literally feel my synapses at work because the dots were finally connecting during the self-care section. I used to think self-care...