Mary B

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Mary B. is a lifelong creative, dreamer, and joy seeker. Born and raised in northern Illinois, Mary attended the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, receiving her B.F.A. in acting, then worked as a sometimes actress/model, sometimes waitress. Mary and her husband got married in Sept 2012, welcomed a son in 2014, moved to Texas from Chicago in 2016, and welcomed a daughter in 2017, completing their family. She self-publishes her musings on marriage, motherhood, and life on her blog, Accidentally Texan,. In her free time {free time--ha!} Mary loves to read, cook {and eat ;)}, work out, swim, travel, and spend time with her family. Mary believes emotional connection is the root of humanity and our collective purpose in life.

Winterizing Your Warm-Weather Wardrobe

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FROM THE FROZEN MIDWEST... TO HOUSTON WINTERS I was so excited to kiss all my serious cold-weather clothing good-bye when we moved to Texas from the Midwest five years ago. Houston weather is far more suitable...

Already Enough: A New Year’s Intention

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I've never been huge on making New Year's resolutions. Truthfully, any time I felt pulled to make changes in my life, I've wanted to start immediately if not sooner. {Full disclosure, I still usually...

Tips and Ideas for Thanksgiving Crafting for Kids and Moms

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My kids and I love crafting! To me, crafting is about creating: not a final product! No such thing as a "Pinterest Fail" around here. The beauty is the process and sometimes, admittedly, the process...

FALL into Mindfulness: Five Easy Ideas for a More Present Season

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I love fall. To me, the fall season holds a promise of excitement and anticipation: school has started and the feeling of being "busy" settles itself deep into my day-to-day and week-to-week. There's hustle and...

How To Save The World {In 15 Minutes or Less Per Week}

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Kids are back in school! Hallelujah!  My youngest is in two day a week preschool this year. And a few people in my orbit have been wondering what I might be planning on doing with...

Half My Heart:: Back To School Separation Anxiety

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How are you feeling about the start of school this year? Do you or your child battle school separation anxiety?  I pride myself on having a close-knit family. We love each other AND we like each...

What I Learned about Motherhood from the Mother of a Trans Child

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{For the sake of continuity, I'll be referring to the LGBTQIA+ community as the queer community in parts of this post. I realize it is not my place, but each of our own, to...

After the Seven Year Itch:: Staying Married While Friends Divorce

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Eight to twelve years ago, my life was a bridal blur. My older sister was the first of my close friends to get married. From then on, engagement parties, bridal showers, dress fittings and ultimately,...

Postpartum Depression Hurts

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Do any of you remember the pharmaceutical ad with the tagline, “Depression hurts, but you don’t have to”. It was an ad for an antidepressant several years ago. {Could have been five years ago,...

Library Love:: Why We Still Need Libraries in Modern Times

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It’s the year 2021. Weren’t we all supposed to be driving flying cars and using hoverboards by now? But, seriously though…If there is something that surprises me, a millennial, about how technology has changed in the...