Why You Need Imperfect Family Photos

When taking family pictures, we're always concerned about what to wear, how to pose, where to shoot, and most importantly, how we look. Some of us delay getting Family Portraits done because we're not ready because of our physical appearance. Here's why you need to take imperfect family photos, family pictures, or family portraits- now!

It’s blue-bonnet season in San Antonio and while they’re popping up everywhere, so are photographer recommendations on various Facebook Mom Groups. Blue-bonnet family portraits are a thing here- and with good reason. They’re very pretty flowers that make for an incredible backdrop from which to showcase your beautiful family. How I’d love to have a set of these beautiful pictures! […]

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Why You Need to Talk to Your Children About Child Abuse Right Now… and How

Talking to kids about child abuse isn't easy, but it's very necessary. ChildSafe Cardboard Kids spread awareness about child abuse in Bexar County. Click for more information http://bit.ly/2ndFvDV

Statistics have a way of putting things into perspective because they reveal the things we don’t outright see in everyday life. Unfortunately, statistics can reveal terrible truths that are hard to hear- especially when it comes to the welfare of children. Child Abuse Statistics One very concerning and heart breaking truth was brought to my attention at a recent meeting: […]

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Making Time for Makeup as a Busy Mom

Making Time for Makeup as a Busy Mom

My regular makeup routine ended with the birth of my second child. What can I say? Motherhood just overwhelmed me and makeup fell to the bottom of my priority list. I always figured that eventually, I’d get myself back together…. and yet here we were, a few years later- and still no routine. With all the morning chaos, I rarely […]

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20 Ways to Keep Kids Busy During Spring Break

20 ways to keep kids busy during spring break

This year is flying by at a scary rate… We’re now only a few weeks away from Spring Break and I’m already starting to plan it out… because no one wants to go into a week long vacation with the kids home without a plan. To keep the sanity (and them out of your hair), you’ve got to exhaust all […]

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Getting Kids to Listen Without Losing It

Getting Kids to Listen

Sometimes my screaming sounds like something out of The Exorcist. It’s so bad, I swear the neighbors can hear and you would think that you had just walked into the Costanza’s house. You know, George’s crazy, yelling, “SERENITY NOW!” parents from Seinfeld? Yep, that was me- and almost on a daily basis. So how does one get to this point? […]

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The Resolution Challenge: Losing Traction

So it happened. I fell off the resolution wagon. I lost traction, slipped and fell. I’ve just been so involved in the blog and seriously slacking on finding a good balance between blog, brood, and life. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love what I do, but it has consumed me in both good and bad ways. In a good […]

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Accepting Your Fate as a Minivan Mom

Accepting your fate as a minivan mom

With each new baby, comes change. Roles change, family dynamic changes, and priorities shift. A very dear friend of mine just had her fourth child. This baby girl is such a precious little bundle of joy and they are all completely in love with her! She completes their family. Now, while my friend is beyond smitten with her newest addition, […]

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Keeping Kids Busy Without Using the TV

Keeping Kids Busy Without TV

“A mother’s work is never done.” No other statement has ever been more true. With so many things to do and kids at home, it’s often difficult to start and finish a task in one sitting. As a writer, it is especially important to keep my kids busy while I’m trying to write. It takes me 3 to 4 times […]

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What’s He Eating?: A Cautionary Tale For New Parents About Gross Things Kids Do

Interesting things happen when you become a parent. Your body changes, your perspective changes and above all, your reality changes. You start to lose touch with civilization, witness things you never thought you’d ever see, and become de-sensitized to things that would have bothered you before. In that first year, your face will take on expressions fit for a victim […]

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