Thoughts from a Substitute Teacher

My oldest daughter is 15 now and I needed to get out of the house and back into the “working world!” Before having kids, I did school social work. I loved it so much. I actually searched and that non-profit does exist in the Dallas area, but traveling in Dallas doesn’t really appeal to me…for […]

Customized Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

I have to admit that I am a sucker for personalized gifts. I love receiving them, and I really enjoy an opportunity to give them. When Hooray Heroes reached out to me to partner with them, I couldn’t wait to click over and see what this brand was all about. As a transracial family, it […]

Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Disney does it again with another thrilling, emotion filled movie! We were sent Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil to review and my girls were glued to the screen! I love the twist that this movie takes. You can’t expect anything to go a certain way in this thriller. As Aurora falls in love and moves towards […]

Getting Teens to Brush their Teeth Better

I have two teenagers and a tween. The middle school years have proven to be tough on personal hygiene in our house. Somewhere between 4-7th grade my girls have a strong dislike for being told to brush their teeth, hair or shower. It’s rough. I am normally all about natural consequences as a means to […]

Birthday Fun at Alpha Omega Gymnastics

I have one of the most active little boys in town…or at least that is what I tell myself. After having three girls, I definitely think he has enough energy to fuel the city… for month. I love that little guy so much and knew he needed a birthday party that would allow him to […]

Mom Hack: Wrapping the Presents so the Kids Don’t Know Which is Theirs

I can’t be the only one who has kids who want to know what they are getting before Christmas morning! My kids are sneaky and try to figure things out by shaking gifts, or peeking around the house before the big day. Each year I come up with a new plan on how to keep […]

Dapple Baby products now at Walmart

We foster newborns and try to stay stocked up on the latest and greatest in baby products. I was recently introduced to Dapple, which is a plant-based brand. Here are the products: Shampoo + Body Wash (available in fragrance-free, sweet apple, or lavender; MSRP $8.98, 16.9 fl. oz.) Baby Lotion (available in fragrance-free, sweet apple, […]

Planning Fall Birthdays… Book NOW!

Planning Fall Birthday can feel stressful. The weather is such an unknown… at least here in Texas. I am a November baby and never had an outdoor birthday party growing up and so I understand the struggle. I am so thankful that today there are SO SO SO many options for indoor birthday fun. Last […]

A Day in the Life of…

Have you even wondered what it would be like to step in the shoes of another person? Let me just say, you don’t want to wear my shoes! Most days are filled with carpool dutys! I swear I spend more hours in my van then not. It’s not horrible and I feel blessed that I […]

Tips For Teaching Your Kids About Money Management

If you think your children are too young to teach money management to, then you are mistaken. The best time to let them know about financial matters is at an early age. And no, you don’t have to teach them the more complicated aspects of finance. What they need to know about are its fundamentals […]