Catie Wood

Catie is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, went to college in San Diego, and moved to North Texas after getting married in 2009. They have lived in Collin County since 2017 and welcomed their son to the world in 2018. She likes to call herself a "naptime entrepreneur" working during her toddler's naps as a personal branding photographer - creating visual content and branded images for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners. In her limited spare time, you'll find her reading a mix of fiction, parenting, and business books, daydreaming about traveling to Europe, giving some attention to their dachshund named Kevin, and watching classics on Disney+ with her husband.

My List of Must-Watch Christmas Movies for Families

When I think of the holidays, I think of time off, kids out of school, and spending time with family. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle, and it can feel really busy. But...
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AdvoCare’s 24-Day JumpStart:: Reset Your Health

I don’t know about you, but after having a baby, it takes time to get back to feeling like yourself. You have a tiny human who is 100% dependent on you for everything: feeding,...

Allergen-Free Bakeries in Collin County

Looking for local allergen-free bakeries in Collin County? There’s nothing more nerve-wracking than food allergies when it comes to our babies, am I right? As someone who doesn’t have any food allergies, it wasn’t something...
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CCM Cuisine Tour :: Filipino Restaurants to Check Out in Collin County

Whenever I hear a Filipino accent or Tagalog being spoken when I’m out and about in DFW, my ears inevitably perk up and it instantly feels like home. I’m Filipino-American and I grew up...
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5 Tips for Staying Close to Long-Distance Grandparents

Living far away from grandparents can be a challenge, especially when kids are little and grandparents want to be involved. You want your kids to know their long-distance grandparents and vice versa, but it’s...

CCM’s Consciously Coupled Relationship Series :: 5 Tips for Navigating Cultural Differences in Relationships

*Consciously Coupled* explores everything relationships from local moms AND a licensed couples counselor. We’re discussing couples therapy, the pros and cons of relationship books, tips on navigating cross-cultural relationships, how to find time alone...
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DFW Family Membership Deals: Waterparks, Zoos, Nature Preserves, Museums & More!

It's summer in Texas. School's out. Sun's out. And you can finally leave your house because everything is opening up again. Hooray! Here are some ideas for family memberships in Collin County and the...
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13 Binge-Worthy Shows for a Summer “Escape”

I'm always on the hunt for binge-worthy shows. For me, TV is an escape after the kids go to bed and I get some "me" time. It’s been a year, hasn’t it? Between virtual school...