Why You Need to “Neglect” Your Children

Raising self-sufficient children means giving them the freedom to grow. Constant coddling and helicopter parenting hinders their ability to deal with life on their own. Check out why you need to neglect your kids... a little. Click here.

In Raising Self-Sufficient Children in a “Needy” World, we talked about how I was raised, what it means for kids to take care of themselves, what it entails, and why it’s important. Today, I want to tell you how I plan to make my kids self-sufficient, independent, self-reliant, responsible, or whatever other synonyms you can come up with that describe […]

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Raising Self-Sufficient Children in a “Needy” World

Are we raising self-sufficient children or are modern parenting methods hindering our children's ability to grow? Find out why this is important and what we, as parents should be doing to raise responsible adults. Click here.

Thinking back on my childhood, I don’t ever remember playing with my parents. Their hectic work schedules demanded most of their time during the week, and on the weekends, we didn’t sit down to family board games, crafts, or cooking because my mother had a plethora of cleaning and errands to run (and my Father was still working). There were […]

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10 Ways to Get Siblings to Stop Fighting

Getting siblings to stop fighting and get along isn't always the easiest task. Here are some tips and tricks on how to prevent kids from fighting and what to do after they've already fought. Click here.

“Let the punishment fit the crime.” One of my favorite movies of all time is the original Parent Trap. My favorite scenes in that movie are the bickering between the sisters- before they find out that they are, in fact, sisters. Their biggest fight leads the camp counselor to punish them for their actions, and her punishment is perfect- she […]

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How to Plan a Cheap Family Vacation

Here are some tips on planning a cheap family vacation with kids that can still be fun without breaking the budget! Check it out!

Brace yourselves, Moms… Summer is coming! We’re looking forward to all the summer fun and excitedly planning our vacation over here. The problem is that we are on a serious budget this year and want to make sure that we make the most of what we have to spend. How can a family of five take a vacation without blowing […]

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Personalized Pizza Stone Activity for Kids

Check out this great Family Activity- a personalized pizza stone activity for kids. Click here.

Every Friday we have pizza. Ok, so it’s not usually Paleo-friendly and adds to my need to work out, but hey- the kids LOVE it. We also try to do a family activity on Fridays, which, as of lately, has mostly been family movies… A LOT of family movies. It was definitely time for a change- something that included us working together, […]

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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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