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Why You Need to “Neglect” Your Children

Why You Need to “Neglect” Your Children

In Raising Self-Sufficient Children in a “Needy” World, we talked about how I was raised, what it means for kids to take care of themselves, what it entails, and why it’s important. Today, I want to tell you how I plan to make my kids […]

Raising Self-Sufficient Children in a “Needy” World

Raising Self-Sufficient Children in a “Needy” World

Thinking back on my childhood, I don’t ever remember playing with my parents. Their hectic work schedules demanded most of their time during the week, and on the weekends, we didn’t sit down to family board games, crafts, or cooking because my mother had a […]

10 Things to Do With Your Kids Before the School Year Ends

10 Things to Do With Your Kids Before the School Year Ends

Another school year has flown by, blind-siding parents everywhere. Although it may feel like the first day of school was just last week, the truth is: SUMMER IS COMING. Brace yourselves, Moms! While it may get a little hot and hectic, we have to remember […]

Listen to Your Mother San Antonio

Listen to Your Mother San Antonio

Since my first Mother’s Day, we’ve always planted or spruced up our garden. The first time we did it, we did so because the baby was coming soon and I wanted to have everything ready, (knowing that I would have little time to work on […]

10 Ways to Get Siblings to Stop Fighting

10 Ways to Get Siblings to Stop Fighting

“Let the punishment fit the crime.” One of my favorite movies of all time is the original Parent Trap. My favorite scenes in that movie are the bickering between the sisters- before they find out that they are, in fact, sisters. Their biggest fight leads […]

A Review of Rex Pickett’s Book: Vertical

A Review of Rex Pickett’s Book: Vertical

I’m not your typical movie-goer who laughs out loud in the theater. You might get a smirk or smile from me time to time, but I am definitely not vocal with my amusement. The same goes for books. It takes a lot to make me […]

Wine of the Week: J.L. Quinson Beaujolais Villages

Wine of the Week: J.L. Quinson Beaujolais Villages

Trader Joe’s is a little bit of a drive away from me so when I go, I generally stock up on affordable wine because… well, if I can have a somewhat decent wine at a reasonable price, why not? This is what Wine of the […]

How to Avoid Identity Theft

How to Avoid Identity Theft

I remember my heart pounding as I looked at the return address on the envelope: Internal Revenue Service. It was June, and we did our taxes on time, they were approved, and our return wasn’t anything to write home about. In fact, it was barely […]

One in Five Minds Breaks the Stigma Associated with Mental Illness

One in Five Minds Breaks the Stigma Associated with Mental Illness

May has arrived and with it we are seeing some of the most beautiful sights that Mother Nature has to offer. Colorful blooms and shades of green are highlighting our streets and parks are gaining more and more visitors as the month goes on. Fold […]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Stressed-Out Moms

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Stressed-Out Moms

If you ask your mother what she wants for Mother’s Day, she’ll probably say “nothing” because she doesn’t want you to spend the money and she doesn’t want to be selfish or greedy. But as a Stressed-Out Mom myself, I can tell you that there […]

How to Plan a Cheap Family Vacation

How to Plan a Cheap Family Vacation

Brace yourselves, Moms… Summer is coming! We’re looking forward to all the summer fun and excitedly planning our vacation over here. The problem is that we are on a serious budget this year and want to make sure that we make the most of what […]

Wine of the Week: Kissing Tree Vineyards White Merlot

Wine of the Week: Kissing Tree Vineyards White Merlot

Local, local, local. That has been the theme for Wine of the Week lately because I’ve discovered how displaced Texas’ reputation for winemaking is. We have the 2nd largest viticultural area in the United States- that says something, but we don’t get nearly as much attention […]


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