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The Resolution Challenge: Losing Traction

The Resolution Challenge: Losing Traction

So it happened. I fell off the resolution wagon. I lost traction, slipped and fell. I’ve just been so involved in the blog and seriously slacking on finding a good balance between blog, brood, and life. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love what […]

ARTS San Antonio Presents… The Peking Acrobats!

ARTS San Antonio Presents… The Peking Acrobats!

Nowadays, we have access to the world from the comfort of our palms. From a 5-inch screen, we can be whisked away to distant lands and experience different people, languages and cultures. This is truly a remarkable thing! The only downside is that all that you […]

Wine of the Week: Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay

Wine of the Week: Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay

What?!?! Yes… you saw that right! We have a WHITE wine for this week’s Wine of the Week!! I told you it would happen eventually… you just had to give me some time and have a little patience. Ok, so why did I choose THIS […]

Accepting Your Fate as a Minivan Mom

Accepting Your Fate as a Minivan Mom

With each new baby, comes change. Roles change, family dynamic changes, and priorities shift. A very dear friend of mine just had her fourth child. This baby girl is such a precious little bundle of joy and they are all completely in love with her! […]

Keeping Kids Busy Without Using the TV

Keeping Kids Busy Without Using the TV

“A mother’s work is never done.” No other statement has ever been more true. With so many things to do and kids at home, it’s often difficult to start and finish a task in one sitting. As a writer, it is especially important to keep […]

Wine of the Week: Confidencial Reserva Tinto (Red Blend) 2012

Wine of the Week: Confidencial Reserva Tinto (Red Blend) 2012

Well guys, it looks as though my heart has been mended. After a few weeks of not-so-great wines, I’ve come across one that is worth all the staining it will likely embed into my teeth. Best of all: it’s a Portuguese wine! (I say that […]

What’s He Eating?: A Cautionary Tale For New Parents About Gross Things Kids Do

What’s He Eating?: A Cautionary Tale For New Parents About Gross Things Kids Do

Interesting things happen when you become a parent. Your body changes, your perspective changes, and above all, your reality changes. You start to lose touch with civilization, witness things you never thought you’d ever see and become desensitized to things that would have bothered you […]

10 Ways to Make Friends in a New City

10 Ways to Make Friends in a New City

Coming from a family of immigrants, you’d think that I might have inherited some super gene that makes me adventurous, easily accepting of change, and impenetrable to shyness. Unfortunately, that gene must’ve skipped me. Accepting change hasn’t exactly been my strongest suit- regardless of how many […]

Wine of the Week: Unwined Pinot Noir 2014

Wine of the Week: Unwined Pinot Noir 2014

long with Ok. So in all honesty, it’s been somewhat “bleak” lately in the Wine of the Week segments. We haven’t had too many good ones and I’m pretty sad about it, but the other part of me is happy for YOU. Now you know what […]

The Resolution Challenge: Overcoming Obstacles

The Resolution Challenge: Overcoming Obstacles

Ok. So here we are, the third week into January… how are you doing? Are you rocking it?! Have you lost momentum? Are you just getting started? Have you encountered obstacles? Last week, we talked about how crucial Resolution Planning was. Having a plan can […]

Supporting a Good Cause and Setting a Good Example for Your Kids

Supporting a Good Cause and Setting a Good Example for Your Kids

A few posts back, I discussed raising children to be good people. See, the pre-mom me thought that this would be an inherent quality, already pre-programmed into them, but apparently, it takes teaching and constant reminding… What life is really like with kids is so […]

Wine of the Week: Vallado Douro Tinto 2011

Wine of the Week: Vallado Douro Tinto 2011

A Little Background Let me let you in on a little fact about me- I’m part Portuguese. I love my Portuguese culture- to include food, drink, and customs. I’ve been fortunate to have been to Portugal quite a few times in my life and can’t […]

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