Shy Alewine

Shy is originally from central Texas, but loves the salty air and made Corpus Christi her home. As an educator, small business entrepreneur, wife, and mom she stays busy! Her hobbies include trying not to kill house plants, creating epic Pinterest fails, and winning The Office trivia games even when no one else is playing. She enjoys exploring all the Coastal Bend has to offer and supporting local businesses.

Benefits of Boredom for Kids – with FREE PRINTABLE

Summer is here, school is out, and you are about to hear the endless onslaught of “But, Mom….I’m bored!” It is so tempting to think we need to fill every moment of the summer...

Why I Ditched Birth Control for Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is growing in popularity, but certainly not as mainstream as more common family planning options. As many as 65% of women use birth control according to the CDC in 2018....

Lots of Ideas for Celebrating Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Easter season is upon us, but before Easter Sunday arrives, we will encounter Holy Week. Holy Week observances are a great way to prepare for Easter Sunday and the Easter season. Every family may...
Fiver Party

A “Fiver” Party || A revolutionary idea for kids birthdays!

A few years ago I was planning my son’s birthday party. A friend casually mentioned the idea of a “fiver party” to me and I was intrigued and wanted to learn more. A fiver...
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Welcome to The Island! A Guide to North Padre Island

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” –Sandy Gringas Thank you to SEASCAPE PROPERTIES...
Image: A mom wearing an orange shirt and blue baseball cap, is eating lunch with three children. From left to right, there is a blond haired boy wearing a green shirt, he is talked to a brunette little girl, wearing a red shirt. Sitting on mom's lap is a child wearing goggles and a rainbow striped sun shirt. They are eating lunch with the ocean behind them.

Waterfront Dining in the Coastal Bend

The Coastal Bend has so much to offer, especially GREAT local restaurants with AMAZING water views. Waterfront dining in the Coastal Bend does not disappoint.   These waterfront dining locations offer the best in seafood, steaks,...
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“Dear Parents,” An Email from Your Child’s Teacher

Dear Parents of the Grade Obsessed Middle School or High School Child,  Every year you entrust your precious child into the care of teachers who will spend almost as much time with them as you...