Rain, rain, for the love of all things holy, GO AWAY! Come again...never. How does never sound? Are you all as sick of the dang rain as I am right now? The kids have been cooped up for far too...
We clear the table and turn on the tea kettle. I rummage through the pantry and pick up a bag of coconut cookies and salted crackers. I grab some cheese and carrots and place it all on a plate...
February is my favorite month of the year. My birthday is at the end of the month, Valentine’s Day {or my preference:: Galentine’s Day} means indulging in way too many sweets, and Black History Month enables me to dig...
I realized something today, as my five year old youngest child confidently stepped out of our minivan and walked through the doors of his preschool:: his backpack fits him now.  I bought him that backpack when he was just barely...
It was one of those nice afternoons when the little one was taking a nap, the oldest was upstairs reading, and my seven-year-old daughter was playing quietly with her mystery blind bags in the family room. I was sitting...
Ask any mom what is occupying about 95% of her brain space right now, and the answer is unanimous:: school. And while the choosing the right school or education method is always a priority for moms, this year is...
I can't say I'm entirely surprised to find us back in quarantine {not that my family ever really left}; after all, hearing the news that the state would reopen back in May felt something akin to standing on the...
Books are so important to our family. We love reading them together, and as my oldest has grown, his pre-bedtime reading has become such a cherished part of his routine. He loves picking out a book each night to...
Splish, splash, splosh! Typically, Houston’s notorious summer heat sends us all jumping, cannon-balling, and diving into the nearest swimming pool. This summer however, many public pools and splash pads might be closed or have limited access. What can a...
My husband is a first-generation Filipino. Since I was pregnant with my daughter, knowing the other half of her heritage has been very important to me. I am extremely cognizant of my daughter reading and seeing others that look...

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I love the start of a new year. Something about a fresh slate, so full of promise, gets me so excited. I always make...