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.
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Lunch for Grownups: Inspiration and Prep Just for You

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A Choice to Elevate Lunch I made a radical self-care choice a few years ago when I started planning my lunches. MY lunches: the foods that I really want to eat. I had done the...

A Houston Day Trip Guide to Historic Downtown Rosenberg

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I love my adopted hometown of Rosenberg, Texas for many reasons. Two big ones are proximity to Houston; roughly 35 miles, which translates to around an hour during high traffic times and far less...

The Ripple Effect of Changing Your Mind

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My son recently caught me off guard when he used a phrase I had personally considered "off limits" in our household. I was certain I had never spoken it in his presence, so I immediately...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Screenings Save Lives

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"I'm not worried about it." I lied. I was terrified. I had put off my annual pap smear and exam for too long; I had a very strong gut feeling about that. I was finally able...

Lessons from a Decade of Marriage

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My husband and I are celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary this month. Sometimes, it feels like I blinked and here we are. Other times, it feels difficult to remember my life before marriage, before...
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It’s Time To Trash Crash Diet Culture

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Shedding for... I'll never forget being the only one out of four women who hadn't been dieting on a beach vacation I took in my early twenties. They all looked amazing- bikini confident after months...
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Why I Don’t Limit My Kids’ Screen Time

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Every family is different and whatever is right for you, is the right thing. That said, if limiting screen time has become a daily battle in your household, can I make one suggestion? Give in. I...
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ALDI: A Guide (And a Love Story)

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A Time To Save $ Parents everywhere are feeling the squeeze; inflation is at a rate we haven't seen in decades, thanks to an ongoing global pandemic which created shortages and supply chain issues. Between...
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Changing with the Seasons of Motherhood

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Becoming A Mother: The Ultimate Change Motherhood is so transformative. It's amazing, really. Of course, we realize that it will be a total game-changer well before we ever experience the reality of it. I knew I was...
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Beyond Rock-a-Bye Baby: Why Singing Lullabies Is Personal

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"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory." -Oscar Wilde He's not wrong. I love music, and music is incredibly powerful. Just the opening chords of a familiar song can bring comfort emotions....