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.
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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!

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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...
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Wrangling a Toddler’s Big Feelings :: How to Handle Toddler Tantrums

Whoever coined the phrase “Terrible Two’s” clearly never dealt with a three-year-old. Toddlers...am I right? They are one part sweet, one part curious, one part helpful, one part begging for independence, one part snuggly, one...
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5 Reasons KeaBabies Bamboo Towels Make a Great Gift for New Parents

When you’re a new parent, you want nothing but the best for your baby. Choosing the best products can be an overwhelming task with SO MANY products out there. It’s especially important when it...

Collin County Moms Financial Health Series :: How to Create a Zero-Based Budget

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Sleep Training Saved My Sanity

Let me start by saying that I know that sleep training can spur a lot of feelings and opinions. This post is by no means telling you what you should or shouldn’t do, but...