children, current events, education, mindful parenting, motherhood, parenting, parenting tips, politics

I am not going to tell you how to vote

I am not going to tell you how to vote, but I am going to tell you that our children are listening. This election will be over soon but our children will hold it in their memories for a long time. Our children can hear what we are saying about the candidates. Things that we say in the privacy of our own homes that we would never…

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children, current events, education, mindful parenting, motherhood, parenting, parenting tips

I could blame the internet but I won’t

“Why doesn’t anybody ever come to my den?” She’s five. She has a den. That apparently she’s trying to lure others to. That’s nothing compared to what my 9 year-old has. Her den is blinged-out and filled with weird stuff and she has parties there all the time. Basically I don’t even know what they are talking about. I just know…

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children, family, friends, growing up, moms, motherhood, sisters, snacks, sponsored

Sharing Cheerios™ with my Sister + Buy a Box Give a Box Promotion

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias This might seem odd, but I bought a box of Cheerios™ the other day just for my little sister, who lives in another state and won’t be visiting me anytime soon. My memories growing up with her are mostly everyday things, like…

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back to school, children, distractions, gratitude, home, kindergarten, me time, mom blog, motherhood, positive energy, stay at home mom, work at home mom, writing

(un)prepared for the next stage

Since my oldest daughter was born nine (almost nine and a half) years ago, I really haven’t had an abundance of child-free time. Now that I think about it, even before she was born my life was pretty kid-centric; in the years before she joined our family I worked at preschools, first in Miami and then in Houston. I stopped…

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first day of school, home, houston, humidity, me time, mindful parenting, mom blog, mommy needs a vacation, motherhood, parenting, stay at home mom, suburbs, summer, truth

Summer Break 2015: What Day is This and Where Am I?

For the record: I adore my children. They are cool little people and I love that I get to be their mama. They make me laugh out loud and make me feel younger than I am sometimes. But: I am tired. My brain is having a hard time dealing with the non-stop chatter/arguing. I am an introvert and my sweet…

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