It’s National Son and Daughter Day! Much like Mother’s and Father’s Day, this holiday is meant to encourage parents to celebrate their children and to create intentional loving memories with them. It’s as simple as pausing more to appreciate...
Is it just me getting older, or are our Texas summers getting more brutal each year?! It seems that just a simple trip to the mailbox calls for a shower--I wish I was exaggerating. So you can only imagine...
Heading back to school can cause jitters for both parents and kids. Between school supply shopping and end of summer activities, the lead-up to the 1st day of school can be full of excitement. But, the transition from relaxing summer...
We have been melting in the Austin heat since school was over a couple months ago. Searching for fun things to do inside or around water, loading up the kids in the car to head to the next camp,...
What makes you smile? For me, it is someone else’s smile.I like to make others smile and be happy just by reminding them that they are loved, valued and appreciated. Simple gestures go a long way, especially when not expected....
Tuesday, August 9 is Book Lovers Day (although for some of us Austinites, EVERY day is Book Lovers Day)! The Austin metropolitan area is home to many bookstores you can enjoy by yourself or with the family to celebrate...
 “Sisterhood is a Journey” -Unknown In July of 1984, I came into the world (honorably so of course) to be the belated 1st birthday gift to a little girl who otherwise would have lived a way too bland life (sans...
My mom was 40 when I was born, and when I was in elementary school that felt to me like she was OLD! Add a few gray hairs on top of it, subtract zero role models for beautiful, vibrant...
I don't want to brag, but I've always been good at binge watching. Before I became a parent, I had plans for what I’d do when I had a kid. Everything would be gender neutral colors, I’d be the...
A moment I didn’t expect to come when it did--the final feed. But let’s start at the beginning of our breastfeeding journey. Naively thinking breastfeeding would come naturally and easy, I struggled hard with my first born. Shortly after...