My toddler’s 20 months old. Yes, I’m still breastfeeding.

It’s been a while since I wrote… anything. Between the quarantine, feeling like I had nothing to write about, not having time to write because I have a toddler at home and am working from home… and… and …. and…. I’m still breastfeeding. You get the point. Yes, I’m still breastfeeding. We haven’t been around […]

Questions to Ask Before Getting a New Pet

Sponsored By :: Apparent InsurancePets are such a fun addition to any family, increasing the love and joy all around, and especially right now during a season where the quantity of slow downtime at home with kids is at an all-time high! Despite all of the challenges of staying home more than normal this summer, […]

Mama Didn’t Raise No Chiflada: A Potty Training Tale

I’ve spent the last year trying various different potty training tactics on my three-year-old son. I’m talking, letting him be naked all day, giving him a piece of candy every time he had a potty success, awarding him stickers, keeping a chart, keeping an open door bathroom policy with me, reading books, singing songs, letting […]

The Austin 20: Protecting Your Children and Fighting Sex Trafficking In Your Backyard

Child Sex Trafficking is in our own backyards! So what are we going to do about it? Texas ranks second in the U.S. for confirmed cases, and this number rises every year according to the Polaris Project, a non-profit organization that runs the National Sex Trafficking Hotline. Most people are unaware of the pervasiveness of […]

Organic pest control that’s actually effective

Sponsored By :: Chem-Free Pest and LawnOrganic pest control that’s actually effective I once thought that you couldn’t keep pests away from your home without the constant use of harsh chemicals. To my surprise, harsh chemicals don’t have to be splattered all over my baseboards every quarter to ensure pests stay out of my home […]

National Children’s Chorus Online Conservatory Comes to Austin!

Sponsored By :: National Children’s ChorusNational Children’s Chorus Online Conservatory Comes to Austin! Do you have a young singer at home? They are in luck as the esteemed National Children’s Chorus brings it’s online programming to our Austin youth! The National Children’s Chorus Academy provides children ages 5-17 the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary […]

Are You Raising Entitled Children

Are you raising an entitled child? I asked myself this question, and the first answer that comes to mind is NO!!! I come from a family of five (three sisters, mom and dad), my father worked two jobs all my life up until he was diagnosed with Leukemia and passed away. My dad’s sole purpose […]

14 Favorite Eco-Friendly Products

I recently made a resolution to reduce the amount of waste we’re producing in our house, particularly single-use plastic. I have a long way to go on my journey to zero-waste living, but I’ve made some small changes recently and am glad to be sending less plastic to the landfill. We’ve got 14 eco-friendly products […]

I can’t make you care about my child with special needs, but here is why you should

As a mom of a “ typical” child and a neuro-diverse child, I’ve spent my time in a careful balance of exposure and protection. I can’t make you care about my child with special needs, but here is why you should. As my son with autism entered school, I cautiously let go and watched as […]

If You’re Waiting Until You Lose Weight Before You Buy New Clothes, Read This

“When I lose enough weight, I’ll buy new clothes.” Besides the fact that there are no work functions, happy hours or vacations on my calendar anytime soon, I truly convinced myself that my body was not worthy of new clothes. I’ve spent quarantine lusting over New Arrivals on all my favorite sites, cringing when I’d […]