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Mom on the Run

I don’t share this story often or with many, but right after I had my second child, I was very overweight and unhealthy. I had just been laid off from my corporate job and had decided to return to college at night while raising two kids under the age of 3. The decision to go […]

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Ditching the Suburbs for the Countryside

We sold our home in the suburbs this past month and it still feels a little surreal. Our house of 15 years was the place for holiday gatherings, birthdays, celebrations and of course, this was the first and only home my children ever lived in. Mi casita holds so many memories, but it’s time for a […]

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Selling Your Home :: Surviving Home Showings with Your Kids

This spring we decided to put our home on the market. The goal was to list by the end of March and move by summer. By mid-April our home sailed through the option period and we hit a pending status on the sale of our house in no time.  It’s a bittersweet moment when you […]

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5 Tips to Help Our Kids Get Through STAAR Testing Week

As we say good-bye to Spring Break and say Hello to April, I cringe just a little bit. April is the month of cramming in last-minute tutoring sessions and anxiety begins to build up in anticpitation of mandated state testing.  Why, oh why must there be so much pressure put on teachers and students when it […]

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Melted Heart Crayons :: A DIY Valentine’s Day Craft Idea for the Classroom

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Can you believe it?  Have you thought about the classroom treats your child will hand out this Valentine’s Day yet? How much time do you have for DIY classroom treats? That’s always my question! I have always tried my best to help my kids prepare little treats for […]

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Every {Single} Birthday My Children Have Is a Big Deal

Being Hispanic, we have many cultural traditions that we celebrate. We keep those traditions alive by passing them on to the children in our families. I am all for preserving these traditions and I will continue passing them on to my children. But there is one that I will be tiptoeing around as my daughter […]

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I Can Be a Better Mom When I Can Do Something {Just For Me}

Sometimes moms need a break from mommyhood. When I say a break, I don’t mean walking into another room to “breathe” and count to ten.  I do that every day. I love my kids and some may say a little too much. Hmmm… that could explain why sometimes they just drive me crazy. But seriously, I […]

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Family Fall Favorites Outside of the DFW Area

We stay pretty busy during the school year and over the summer.  But my most favorite season to make plans for is the fall!  When the air turns cooler and we can bust out our boots and scarves… I am in heaven and I want to do so much more outdoors with my kids!  We […]

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Mom Confessions :: On Raising Middle Schoolers

I lived through those newborn days where my baby was confused about night/day and I felt like I could never sleep, it actually felt like it would never end. Then I lived through the terrible twos when they started at the age of one, not at two like the parenting book said! I also lived through […]

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How To Host a Backyard Movie Night On a Budget

In our family, we love movies! We try to stay on top of the latest kid flicks and get out to the cinema as often as our budget allows.  But over the years, we’ve seen movie ticket prices spike and for a family of 5, it just gets too pricey sometimes.  Our solution to this? […]

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