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Surviving Road Trips with Kids: Snacks and Activities

Surviving Road Trips with Kids: Snacks and Activities

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Tree Top. All opinions are my own.  This year we took our first family road trip and I’m surprised we survived. Actually, I’d even say that we ROCKED IT and I’m amazed that we did because […]

Experience the Battle of the Alamo at Battle for Texas!

Experience the Battle of the Alamo at Battle for Texas!

This post was sponsored by Battle for Texas. All opinions are my own.  Have you ever been to the Alamo?  In the fours years I’ve lived in San Antonio, I’ve been to the Alamo more than five times (and once before we moved here). It’s […]

10 Things My Lazy Husband Taught Me That Changed My Life

10 Things My Lazy Husband Taught Me That Changed My Life

When you are accustomed to living on your own, living with people can be challenging. My husband and I didn’t start living together until we were married. Part of the reason for this was because we lived and worked in different states and the other […]

Making Summer Memories (and Cleaning Summer Messes) with Cousins

Making Summer Memories (and Cleaning Summer Messes) with Cousins

Every great childhood memory of mine involves two things: summer and cousins. I grew up with all of my cousins (there are a lot of us!) and the countless memories we’ve made over the years are priceless. From hours of hide and seek, to trips […]

Taking Date Night to New Heights in San Antonio

Taking Date Night to New Heights in San Antonio

My husband and I rarely get out of the house for a date. Our date night usually consists of a bottle of wine and a few episodes of Shameless after the kids have gone to bed because not only is this incredibly easy and cheap, […]

8 Easy Ways to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Toddlers

8 Easy Ways to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Toddlers

I could hear the screaming down the hall as I made my way to my 2 yo’s room. Today was the 7th day of daycare and so far, this experience has been nothing short of a horror film. Every morning, we’re forced to look past […]

The Best Beach Vacation Packing List (& Tips) for Families

The Best Beach Vacation Packing List (& Tips) for Families

A few weekends ago, we braved a 3-hour road trip with a fussy toddler and 2 kids for some “relaxing” beach vacation time. The traveling part aside, the whole trip went rather smoothly, and that’s because of good planning and packing (on my part, THANK […]

How to Swim Safely With Multiple Kids (When You’re Alone)

How to Swim Safely With Multiple Kids (When You’re Alone)

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. This summer, we hit the ground running. As soon as we could, we went the beach and as soon as […]

10 Cheap Kids Birthday Celebration Ideas (Without the Big Party)

10 Cheap Kids Birthday Celebration Ideas (Without the Big Party)

With our first child, we had a birthday party every year. We held birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese, Trampoline Parks, and at our home with all of my daughter’s friends. Every year was different and special. Then my second child came along, and twice […]

Why Kids and Parents Love Junie B. Jones (and a Junie B. Jones The Musical Ticket Giveaway!!)

Why Kids and Parents Love Junie B. Jones (and a Junie B. Jones The Musical Ticket Giveaway!!)

When my daughter was about 2 years old, I found a great deal on a Junie B. Jones book lot in a Facebook Group. Even though I didn’t know much about the series (except that it was popular), I decided that it was too good […]

Teaching Kids Table Manners

Teaching Kids Table Manners

How many pictures do you have of your baby making a mess with his/her food? I’m betting it’s a lot. Especially with 1st birthday smash cakes and portraits being so popular, it’s clear to see that parents often think it’s “cute” when babies make a […]

Remembering Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice on Memorial Day

Remembering Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice on Memorial Day

To Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice: We Will Never Forget When we lived on base, every morning at 8am our nation’s anthem played over the loudspeaker across base. This was known as “morning colors”.  When we first moved there, my husband was quick to inform me […]


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