We've all been there before: scrambling to get everything (and everyone) ready before our guests arrive, prepping food, adding finishing touches, etc.  And the kids? Running wild, because we are busy focused on our hosting duties.  Or, let's just...
When my daughter was almost a year old, a well-meaning woman at a birthday party asked me what I do. I told her that I am an attorney. "So you don't stay home with your daughter?" "No, I went back to work...
"SIT... STOP... STAY." Nope, we did not adopt a Border Collie. These particular words are thrown around A LOT during my day. But do you know who’s on the receiving end of them the most of the time?  Not my 2 year...
If you're a new mom, chances are you've seen the signs for Montessori education, but might be unfamiliar with what this means or how it differs from traditional preschool. Wikipedia does a great job of explaining it's characteristics, but essentially...
Who’s excited that fall is here?  Well, sort-of "here".  I mean, eventually it WILL turn cold outside which means we get to rock our blanket scarves while sipping on our yummy coffee in a seasonally themed cup.  And for...
It's no surprise that raising little humans is hard work.  But how do you raise children with an attitude of gratitude?   I'm reluctant to admit this, but here goes: I was a spoiled, entitled "only child" up until middle-school age. My parents...
Recently, our gang took a trip to the always exciting State Fair of Texas. We ate our weight in corn dogs (I'm looking At you Fletcher's!) and enjoyed over-priced games and rides galore. I don't usually love going places where I...
I look at my babies who do not appear to change day to day as we wake up, change diaper, eat, play, nap, play, watch Mickey, play, eat, bathe, snuggle, read, pray, sleep. Yet every morning when I unzip...

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A Collin County Mom’s Guide to the Month of January

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It's January! New beginnings. A clean slate. All the optimism and potential that comes with a new year? WE'LL TAKE IT. Have a look...