Parenting

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 […]

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 […]

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 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! […]

Finding the Right Extracurricular Activities for Kids

Finding the Right Extracurricular Activities for Kids

Sometimes, finding the right extracurricular activities for kids isn’t exactly what you thought it’d be. Sometimes it’s spending an hour trying to coerce your little one to play as he/she sits on the sidelines engulfed in weed picking… or sometimes it’s watching them watching everyone […]



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