Precious Cargo: Traveling with Kids by Car

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Gone are the days that you pack your car with best friends, roll down the windows and crank up the girl power anthems. Road trips and in general, traveling with kids look less like...
naptime

No Mama, You DON’T Need to be Productive During Naptime

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Fellow moms, let’s take a moment to talk about unrealistic expectations even for the little things like naptime. If this pandemic world has taught me anything, it’s that we as a society put too...
autism

Could Your Child Have Autism? April Is Autism Acceptance Month

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We are a family affected by autism - our oldest daughter is on the spectrum. She wasn't diagnosed until 14, when a very perceptive therapist suggested that we have her evaluated. Our girl is...
failures

My many failures during the pandemic year

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I know I'm not alone when I say that I had many MANY failures in 2020. It was a year of growth, transformation and living outside of my comfort zone. Sometimes feeling like I...
Independent Play

How to Encourage Independent Play in Your Children

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Back when I was a new mom, I thought I had to play with my baby all the time. Even if my son was content, I felt guilty when I left him playing on...

March is Trisomy Awareness Month

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The month of March recognizes many holidays, but did you know March is also Trisomy Awareness Month? Trisomy is possibly a term you heard during early pregnancy, or for some not at all. It...

Tips for Maintaining a Strong Marriage

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Fall in love, become engaged, get married and sail away into Happily Ever After!! Blame it on Romantic Comedies, blame it on fairytales, but we tend to have a rose tinted view of marriage...
Keep your kids busy

Six Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy

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Anyone else experience a little PTSD during Snowmageddon, because the last time our kids had a week off of school they didn’t go back? Now Spring Break is around the corner, and we are...
Preeclampsia

My Preeclampsia Birth Story: From Plan-A to Emergency C-Section

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Here we are in 2021 a year that’s started to be just as weird as the previous year and somehow a few short weeks ago I officially have a five-year-old. It's just dizzying to...
Neighbors

Breaking Bread with Your Neighbors

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So long California… Moving away from family and friends in California and creating a new life in a new city (Austin) can be challenging. We quickly realized that having a strong support system here...