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6 Things to Love About San Antonio (From a San Antonio Transplant)

6 Things to Love About San Antonio (From a San Antonio Transplant)

I’ve lived in San Antonio for 5 years now. Despite the fact that this Northeasterner is still having trouble with 70-degree Christmases, I have to admit, the weather has really grown on me. I’m now one of those weird people who pulls out a jacket […]

7 Things to Look for When Buying a Washer that Will Make Your Life Easier

7 Things to Look for When Buying a Washer that Will Make Your Life Easier

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  Do you know how many loads of laundry I need to do per week just to keep my head above water? […]

The Benefits of Preschool and Pre-K 4 SA

The Benefits of Preschool and Pre-K 4 SA

As parents, we all want the best for our kids. What’s “best” for our kids varies from parent to parent, but one thing we can all agree upon is the importance of education. In my recent post, Finding the Best School for My Child, I […]

Finding the Best School for My Child: Education Options

Finding the Best School for My Child: Education Options

This post is the 2nd installment in the Strategies for Raising Great Kids Series. For more ideas, check out the first post,  Fine-Tuning Motherhood: Post Survival-Mode Strategies for Raising Great Kids. Which School is Best For My Child? Being that we are now in the […]

Fine-Tuning Motherhood: Post Survival-Mode Strategies for Raising Great Kids

Fine-Tuning Motherhood: Post Survival-Mode Strategies for Raising Great Kids

I haven’t done the best for my kids. Well, not by my Pre-Mom standards, anyway. My Pre-Mom visions of raising great kids mirrored something similar to Mary Poppins. We’d keep everything tidy, take fun and imaginative strolls through the park, and they’d be well-behaved. Giving […]

7 Fun Date Night Ideas in San Antonio

7 Fun Date Night Ideas in San Antonio

This post contains an affiliate link which means that when you make a purchase through this link, you are supporting Wine and Lavender -at no cost to you- and I appreciate that so much!  When you actually get a chance to get away, what do […]

6 Simple Ways to Get Out of Christmas Debt Fast

6 Simple Ways to Get Out of Christmas Debt Fast

There’s nothing like ringing in the New Year surfing on mounds of debt. Don’t you just love Christmas? It seems like almost every year (and in my defense, I think I’m getting a little better each year) I let myself get so wrapped up in […]

7 Great Gifts for Kids (that Parents Love, too!)

7 Great Gifts for Kids (that Parents Love, too!)

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx and the brands reviewed below. There are only 13 more shopping days left until Christmas. If that doesn’t smother you with a sense of urgency, I don’t know what will. With less than 2 weeks to go, things are […]

Science Fiction Science Future at The DoSeum

Science Fiction Science Future at The DoSeum

I was not compensated for this post but did receive complimentary admission to view the exhibition. STEM. This buzzword has become increasingly more popular amongst parents and educators in recent years. It’s no secret that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are the core applications moving […]

5 Tips for Talking to Kids About Death

5 Tips for Talking to Kids About Death

It was a Wednesday afternoon when I got the text, “Dad passed away.”. There had been plenty of times before where I was expecting that text, but through the love and grace of God, I didn’t get it. My Father-In-Law had health issues for quite […]

5 Reasons You Need to Visit Sea Life Aquarium

5 Reasons You Need to Visit Sea Life Aquarium

This post contains affiliate links which means when you make a purchase through these links, you are supporting Wine and Lavender -at no cost to you- and I appreciate that so much! My opinions are my own.  After a 30-hour road trip with three kids […]

10 Things you Need to Know Before Heading to Legoland Discovery Center 

10 Things you Need to Know Before Heading to Legoland Discovery Center 

I was not compensated to write this post, but I did receive complimentary admission. This post contains affiliate links which means when you make a purchase through these links, you are supporting Wine and Lavender -at no cost to you- and I appreciate that so much! […]


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