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...
A festival within a festival, Waco Cultural Arts Fest will be held October 4-6, and promises to be another fun-filled, family-friendly event. What is the Waco Cultural Arts Fest? The Arts Fest is face painting, wood sculpture, claymation, mask making, easel...
When we moved to Waco from Virginia in 2015, I immediately missed the mountains and hiking. To my surprise, Waco has an abundance of trails for beginners and avid hikers alike. There’s something for everyone! Our favorite thing to...
In many places September means fall, brilliant colors of yellow and orange speckled into the trees and foliage, cool, crisp air, and a pumpkin latte to give us renewed energy to keep up with our kids.  Texas is different. IT.IS.STILL.HOT! We...
Waco mamas, here is a list of (possible) kid meal deals! {See note below.} If you have any that I missed, please drop it in the comment section. Let's all band together in as an army of moms who...
It seems like being a mother in 2019 is more stressful and wearing on US moms more than ever before. We are women who want to do it all and do it all well…and struggle when we can’t meet...
I have an admittedly unfounded, entirely non-medically-based belief that the way a baby enters the world impacts them in some way. And I don’t mean whether they come vaginally or by c-section, but instead the atmosphere surrounding their birth....
I like to think of cooking and baking as my superpowers. I don't mean in a "tooting my own horn" sort of way, but in a "I truly love cooking and baking for people." These are my gifts. My...
I still remember leaving the hospital with our first born, “You do have some help at home, right? It’s important to have help in the first few months that you can rely on.” I didn’t think much about it...
The Power of Problem Solving In his book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*” Mark Manson writes, “To be happy we need something to solve. Happiness is therefore a form of action.” Not only have I found this...

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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...

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