I love pumpkin! I'm the girl that will drink a pumpkin spice latte when they start making their debut in August and it's still 100 degrees outside. I cannot wait until it's officially "Fall." I also keep a stash of...
"It’s A Girl!”  Those three words changed my whole world. I was terrified to be honest. After not having a great mother/daughter relationship, I was afraid I couldn’t do it. But I buckled down in the great ride of “female”,...
I'm a stickler for a good deal when it comes to spending so when it comes to self-care, I will try not to spend money on self-care unless I see it as an essential. For example, I will invest...
Most people are familiar with maternity leave, but did you know the United States is one of the few countries where it’s not mandated to be paid? To take it a step farther, paternity leave is still being adapted...

Trade Guilt for Grace

I feel like social media is constantly barraging us with messages and noise. “You are enough” - “You are not enough” - “You are thin” - “You are not thin” - “You are a good homeschooling Mama.” - “Oh...
One of our favorite activities as fall approaches is going to the Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo every year.  As a kid growing up, I remember my mom taking us to see the exhibits, eat the fair food,...
Although it certainly doesn’t feel like fall in the Waco area, the Halloween and fall festival events are coming up before the first leaves have fallen from the trees. Here is what’s going on in and around Waco for...
When October rolls around, most people's minds are thinking of fall weather, long sleeves, pumpkin spice lattes, football season, Halloween, and prepping for the upcoming holiday seasons. Sadly, for women who have lost babies either in-utero, at birth, or...
This post was created in partnership with TxDOT. However, all opinions are my own. When you become pregnant, you begin reading all of the books, signing up for classes, and preparing your home and car for your little bundle. As...
My oldest son started kindergarten this year and can I be honest... My kid is fine. I am not. When he first started, I was angry. I was angry I had to share him. Angry we had reached this point that...

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Why We Need More Support for Paternity Leave

Most people are familiar with maternity leave, but did you know the United States is one of the few countries where it’s not mandated...

Rewriting Nightmares