Lisbeth Van Daalen

Lisbeth is an east Texas native who was drawn to the big city lights (or more accurately the sprawling suburbia of North DFW) after attending the University of North Texas. Her past several years have been spent inside the chaotic walls of a public school classroom, but now she turns her sights to the adventures of being a SAHM to son Levi (February 2015). She’s a compulsive iPhone photographer obsessed with documenting her ordinary days on Instagram. Many of those days involving the balance of story time at the local library, throwing a thrifty meal into the crock pot during nap time and keeping up with her mommy girlfriends. Because let’s be real, we need someone to talk to that can use more than three words in a sentence! She shares this messy, fun journey with her husband, Kevin. Most weekends, you can find them exploring the McKinney square with baby in tow in search of the best summer pie or a plate of BBQ.
child at pond with ducks, Frisco play date ideas

Five {FREE} Play Date Spots in Collin County

Coffee in hand, moms circled up to talk, and little feet running wild. Who doesn't love a good playdate? Even better: pack a lunch and return home just in time for a loooooong afternoon...

15 Family-Friendly Whole 30 Recipes

In January, my husband and I jumped on the bandwagon and completed our first #Whole30! We learned a lot and really enjoyed the shift it made in our thinking about food. We didn't realize...

7 Tips for Pumping While Traveling

When my son was four months old, I embarked on my first overnight trip away from baby! It was a girls’ weekend where I was hoping to squeeze in long meals, a relaxing massage,...

5 Galentine’s Day Ideas to Celebrate Your Girlfriends

What's Galentine's Day? Only the best day of the year! Don't worry, ladies, it's not too late to start crocheting pen covers or making portrait mosaics for your best girlfriends.  If these references are lost on...

Collin County Non-Profit Spotlight: CASA of Collin County

Each month, Collin County Moms Blog features a local non-profit organization that assists moms and/or families in need. We love the opportunity to spotlight how local families can help out through volunteering, donating time...

No Toys Holiday Gift Guide: Gifting Experiences in Collin County

Christmas is a magical time! Lighting the tree, meeting Santa, and eating endless amounts of Christmas cookies are all on the holiday bucket list. But one thing I don't look forward to is all...

Simple Potty Training: The Only 3 Things I Needed

Just a few months after my son's second birthday, while I was a whopping 35 weeks pregnant, I decided to tackle potty training with my toddler! We had already made the move to a...

3 Reasons Our Family Loves Year-Round Swim Class

Weekly swim lessons has been a staple in our schedule since my son was an infant. It all started when I was a brand new mom and enrolled in the Mommy and Me class....