Potty Training

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

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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...

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

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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...

For the new working mom struggling with guilt

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For the new working mom struggling with guilt. I was so nervous yet excited when I found out I was pregnant with my first son in 2005. I loved babies so much and I...
Family Movies Addressing Racial Injustice

30+ Family Movies Addressing Racial Injustice

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Many parents are holding space for conversations about racial injustice with our children in order to educate, foster empathy and promote an anti-racist future world. We know that our children are hearing our conversations,...

Raising a Child with ADHD from a mom’s perspective

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The American Psychiatric Association and CDC estimate that the diagnosis of ADHD in children is between 5-11%. ADHD Symptoms can be seen in children as early as 3 years old and typically start before adolescence....
mom guilt

Six tips for minimizing mom guilt after my child lived through cancer

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I don’t think I’ve met a mother who has not felt mom guilt about something, in terms of raising her kids. I’m convinced that we are biologically wired for mom guilt as a survival...

Texas reopening during COVID-19, it’s hard and it’s scary

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Texas reopening, COVID cases still spiking, and a general feeling of people being “over it” has led to some awkward and difficult conversations for my family in the past few weeks. Daycare, restaurants, playgrounds, working...

A Teen’s View of Tracking Apps

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In the blink of an eye, our teens are independent. They have a life outside of us. They are walking around the Domain, going bowling, going out to eat after school, driving (!), riding...

When did my brown-skinned boy become a threat? The pandemic of racism.

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As I sit at my desk and look out at the calmness before me in nature, it would be easy to retreat into this piece of heaven. However, this sense of calmness does not...

If you’re going to use your white privilege, do so in a positive way...

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Hello Loves. 2020 has definitely been one for the books. I'm sure many of us didn't think that we'd be living during a time such as this. For years, my people have done their...