Noranda is a stay-at-home working mama to a 1 year old fiesty little girl. She works as a brokers assistant and substitute teacher when this former teacher feels the urge to be in the classroom again. Noranda loves to run, spend time at the beach, and be with family. The most important things in her life are Jesus, her handsome hubby, their daughter, and that order.

A Love Letter to the Best Dada I Know

I know people always say it was love at first sight. When I think about it, I never would have said that about my husband, but when I retell the story of how we...
Just When Parenting Felt Comfortable... Insert the "Crazy" Months- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Just When Parenting Felt Comfortable… Insert the “Crazy” Months

When our girls turned a year old, a dear friend told me she'd been warned about coming months. Specifically, the months between a year and a year and half were some of the hardest...

I was Scared for My Life

Back in 2010 life was grand. I had just graduated and was working in my first teaching job as a 7th grade ELA teacher. I was having a blast with my coworkers and going...
Our Mommy AND Daddy Vacation- Day at the Beach- Dominican Republic- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Our Mommy AND Daddy Vacation

Up to this point, I have had few girls' weekends away. And my husband, being the avid hunter and fisherman he is, has without a doubt, had his fair share of time away since...
Conquering the Beach with a Toddler- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Tips for Conquering the Beach with Your Toddler

My husband and I are well known among our friends and family as the beach bums of the group. Having a baby didn't change that title, okay maybe a little bit, but we are...
Routine and Sleep Training Work for Us- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Routine and Sleep Training Work for Us

Something that has been on my mind, well, more on my face lately, is the phrase "sleep training." I know this is SO taboo to so many people. And I think many people have done this...

Kick Start Your Year {Back to School Tips}

I know it's hard to believe. But summer has gone in the blink of an eye. It's time again for school to start up again. Coming from the perspective of a former teacher, I thought I...

So, What is it You Do All Day?

If you choose to be a stay at home mom, I am sure you have heard this question more than once. I get it why people ask. I had NO idea just how busy a...
Lessons Learned- My First Year of Motherhood- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Lessons Learned {My First Year of Motherhood}

I absolutely can. not. believe that my little girl just turned ONE. My mom always told me that as you get older, time really begins to fly, but I would have to say this has...

Are You My Mother?

I grew up with my sweet mama reading me that timeless book of the little bird going to all of the different animals asking if they were his mother, but one thing I never...