Buying a car can be a scary and exciting time in a young person’s life. So when it came time for our 18 year old to get her own car – we decided to draw up a “contract” and help...
Soccer, ballet, basketball, boy scouts, and dance team are a few of the after school activities that occupy my children's time. Life with four children can get very hectic! Now, add in practices, games, recitals, and club events... that's...
Is there any parent who doesn’t want the best for their children? Even though we typically answer, “Yes, absolutely!” sometimes we face challenges without easy solutions. Case in point: My daughter is not yet in kindergarten and I'm finding myself stressing...
With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (rest in power) I am reminded of how far we have come but also of all we have yet to accomplish. I want my daughter to know that she "belongs in rooms...
2021 is going to be a BIG year of FIRSTs and LASTs for me (and my daughter). It’s her senior year and I am seriously NOT ready. I didn’t think I was going to be so emotional but when I took...
I recently learned (after almost 12 years) that Clue is my husband's favorite board game. (I had to have known this already...but years of motherhood had erased that knowledge)  So one weekend, when we had one kid grounded from technology,...

Tween Years are the Worst!

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I struggle with the tween years the most. They break little pieces of my heart and scare me. These are the years where I see my daughter's childhood innocence slipping into a mature understanding of the world around her. Those...
If I had any advice about having a strong-willed child it is this: Mama, let them pick their own clothes! I have two children. My son is easy going and really has no opinions about what he puts on in...
MICROBLOG: What You Don't See What you don't see when I upload the highlight reel of our trip to grandma's house is how many times I had to stop and ask my children to PLEASE listen. What you don't see when...
Every year gift giving for my kids during the holidays and their birthdays gets harder and harder. Especially when their rooms are overflowing with toys that are rarely played with. For the last few years, my husband and I...
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Corpus Christi & Coastal Bend Area Spring Bucket List

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After being stuck inside due to chilly South Texas weather and some crazy, windy days, many of us welcomed the start of the spring...