Mey Ly Ortiz

The proud daughter of immigrants, Mey grew up behind the counter of a convenience store in Kaufman, Texas. After studying communications at Texas A&M (whoop!), she got her law degree from Southern Methodist University and stuck around North Texas after meeting her husband, Jason — a Navy veteran and Ironman — in a running store. While she herself has completed six marathons, 21 half-marathons, and a handful of triathlons, it was before she earned her favorite title of all, which is Mom. When she is not chasing her kids, she's chasing her best self on the Peloton, devouring a book on Audible, or myth-busting "work-life balance" on her personal blog:
Clothes sorted into two piles: keep and donate

Fall Clearing :: 10 Places to Donate in Collin County

I have happily given away toys, clothes and things to my neighbors. I have also happily received things I needed like kids hangers, book shelves and kids sports equipment.
A pregnant mom sits on the ground with computer in her lap

6 Tips for Choosing a Daycare

Here are a few tips on things to consider when choosing daycare based on our experience and crowdsourcing from my mom squad.
Colorful holi powders.

Holi for Newbies

I personally love how Holi, the Indian festival of colors, culturally celebrates the transition from winter to spring — when new colors appear in nature — and new beginnings.
A woman in bed looking at her phone.

How to Make Mom Friends as an Introvert

The thought of putting myself out there and possibly being rejected outright is downright terrifying!
A beige carry-on suitcase against wall.

5 Tips for Moms Who Travel for Work

I am a huge fan of creating "systems" in my life. In other words, if there is something you have to do often, come up with a standard process then "rinse and repeat."
A crib in a blue room is a newborn essential.

5 MVPs of the Baby Registry :: From a Mom of Three

One of the most overwhelming parts about being a new parent is all. the. stuff. You don't know what you don't know. You don't know what you need. And even if you have somehow curated a decent...
Planner and pen on a desk, best day planners

Ranking the Best Day Planners, By a Planner Snob

Who doesn’t love a good planner?! Ok, don’t answer that because we may not be able to be friends if you don’t have one. All kidding aside, when I learned that August 1 is National Planner Day,...

10 Tips for Pumping While Traveling for Work

It’s stressful to travel with your baby. Full stop. But believe it or not, it can be just as stressful travelling without your baby, especially if you're a breastfeeding mama. I breastfed my first two...