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Does Smile Brilliant Whitening Work for Coffee and Wine Lovers? (GIVEAWAY ALERT!)

Does Smile Brilliant Whitening Work for Coffee and Wine Lovers? (GIVEAWAY ALERT!)

This post contains affiliate links which means when you make a purchase through one of them, you are supporting Wine and Lavender- at no cost to you. While I was not compensated for this post, I did receive complimentary product to review. My opinions are […]

The Damaging Effects of Screen Time on Kids and How to Fix It

The Damaging Effects of Screen Time on Kids and How to Fix It

We never wanted to be the type of parents that used electronics as a babysitter or crutch to buy us time. We monitored everything our kiddos watched on TV and were careful about letting them use tablets. But despite our best efforts, we fell into […]

How Pre-K 4 SA is Exceeding the National Norm and Helping San Antonio

How Pre-K 4 SA is Exceeding the National Norm and Helping San Antonio

As discussed in my post,  The Benefits of Preschool and Pre-K 4 SA, studies have shown that early childhood education is beneficial to all students and important in closing the kindergarten readiness gap. As parents, it’s one of the best things we can do to […]

Texas Wine Revolution 2018

Texas Wine Revolution 2018

I was not compensated to write this post but did receive 2 complimentary tickets to the festival. All opinions are my own.  It’s that time of year again! On Sunday, April 22nd at the beautiful Horseshoe Bay Resort, Texas’ finest winemakers and wine lovers are all […]

What William Chris Vineyards Can Teach You About Real Texas Wines

What William Chris Vineyards Can Teach You About Real Texas Wines

I was not compensated for this post but did receive dinner for 2, complimentary of William Chris Vineyards. A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to a dinner with William Chris Vineyards— a winery who produces 100% Texas wines. If you follow my blog, […]

How to Expose Children to the Theatre… Without All The Toddler Drama

How to Expose Children to the Theatre… Without All The Toddler Drama

I was not compensated for this post, but I did receive complimentary tickets from the Magik Theatre to watch Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical. There are so many events that our family has waited to experience “until the kids are a little older”. With all […]

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 […]



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