Letting Go….When Your Last Kid Starts Kindergarten

Recently I met a mom at a park, who eyed my large brood and asked if we were ready for school to start.  As we chatted, she told me that her son would be...

Back-to-School Breakfasts

Holy Moly! As much as I am looking forward to the return of a little structure and routine in our lives, I’m not looking forward to the hectic-ness that is a before-school-morning. And, as...

El Paso Strong: We’ve Got To Show Our Kids How To Be Better

“Are you okay? Do you need any help finding anything?” a voice asked me. I found myself looking up at the face of a teenage, Target employee. He was asking me this question as I...

The Bittersweetness of Milestones

I was recently listening to a podcast on which one of the cohosts confessed to crying on the way home from the hospital with her newborn son because her two-day-old was already 'getting so...

If You Give A Child A Cookie…

If you give a child a cookie, he’s going to ask for two. When you give him two, he’ll probably ask you for three. When you give him the stink eye, he’ll settle for two and...

Green Pest Control at Home & School

  With a new school year approaching, schools are gearing up to welcome large amounts of students in the upcoming weeks. One thing I can’t help but think is that pests have found their way into...

Outside-the-Box Conversation Starters for Your Next Girls’ Night

I’m a firm believer that few things are more important for a mom’s happiness and mental health than a well-timed, fun-filled Girls' Night Out. Motherhood isn’t easy, and we moms need the support and...

The Best Thing I Did Today

Everyone is tucked into their beds and the only sound I hear is the gentle hum of my ceiling fan spinning. Around and around. The clock blinks 9:42 pm and I think back on...

The Importance of Breastfeeding

Before I get into this topic for Breastfeeding Awareness Week, I want to mention that not every mom gets the luxury of breastfeeding. Whether it’s because of physical, personal or financial reasons, sometimes breastfeeding...

Challenging Status Quo

My last few blog posts have had some contention and I wanted to bare a little of my soul with my readers. So why am I writing nutritional posts that can sometimes challenge the status...

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