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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Wine of the Week: Trader Joe’s Shiraz

Here is a wine review of Trader Joe's Charles Shaw Blend Shiraz, in plain terms by a Mom who LOVES wine! Click here: http://bit.ly/2lCKatP

Heeding the wise advice of my sister and a dear friend, I made my way over to Trader Joe’s and bought numerous bottles of their “2 Buck Chuck” in various blends. I’ve been spending quite enough money on wine lately, and supposedly this stuff isn’t bad. So why not? Well, the first trip to Trader Joe’s proved to be a […]

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Texas Wine Revolution Giveaway

Texas Wine Revolution Festival is a Festival that showcases 100% Texas grown and made wines! Click for more information: http://bit.ly/2m8sXwB

At the end of the day, (and with a big glass of wine in my hand), my husband and I always talk about the places we’d like to get away to- just the two of us. There’s the big goals, like Europe, and then there’s small victories- like one night alone on the Riverwalk. We envision alone time, great conversation […]

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Saving Money with Groupon Coupons

Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.  Getting more for your money isn’t as difficult as it used to be. We have the powerful internet and our wonderful smartphones to thank for that. But with all the sites out there, how do you choose which one to consult before you make a purchase? One of the best […]

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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 of […]

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My First 5K Experience

My First 5k Experience

Between 80 degree days, 40 degree nights, a weather forecast that included thunder and hail storms, and some impromptu tornadoes- the weather has been absolutely crazy around here! This was definitely a three-day weekend to remember. Tornadoes aside, one good thing about this weekend was the fact that I finished my first 5K!! No- it’s not the one that I’m […]

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Wine of the Week: Cherry Blossom Pinot Noir

When I went to Trader Joe’s to peruse their “affordable” wines (as recommended by an AWESOME wine-loving friend), I found myself running through the aisle like a kid in a candy store, picking up bottles left and right. Ten minutes into it, I had a cart full of wine topped with one toddler. I wonder what people were thinking of […]

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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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