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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Win Free Wine on National Drink Wine Day!

National Drink Wine Day

Imagine a day dedicated to drinking wine. Now, I know what you’re thinking- there is a day for that: Wednesday… and then there’s Friday, oh and Saturday, too. Yes- those are all very good wine-drinking days, but did you know that on the official calendar of National Days, wine-drinking has a spot? Well it does- and this year National Wine […]

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Wine of the Week: Ravage Knight Fall Dark Red Blend

Ravage knight Fall Dark Red Blend

When choosing a wine based on the label alone, you never know if the bottle you’re getting is an all around winner (as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside) or a pig in lipstick. This week, I asked my wonderful husband to grab us a wine, and he came home with one of the more “manly-looking” wines. He […]

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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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ARTS San Antonio Presents… The Peking Acrobats!

The Peking Acrobats San Antonio

Nowadays, we have access to the world from the comfort of our palms. From a 5-inch screen, we can be whisked away to distant lands and experience different people, languages and cultures. This is truly a remarkable thing! The only downside is that all that you see and hear through your pocket-sized gadget has a filter on it. What you’re seeing […]

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Wine of the Week: Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay

The Peking Acrobats San Antonio

What?!?! Yes… you saw that right! We have a WHITE wine for this week’s Wine of the Week!! I told you it would happen eventually… you just had to give me some time and have a little patience. Ok, so why did I choose THIS wine? Well, if you recall, a certain Chardonnay (Stressed Mommy Chardonnay) stole my heart not […]

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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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