Why I started a blog and my goals for this year


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2017 Blogging Goals

By on January 6, 2017

I started blogging back in August as my youngest was just starting Kindergarten and I was getting used to not having any kids around all day (yay! and boo… still miss my little adventures with her during the day). We talked about the possiblity I might go back to…


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December fun with Kids – Sea World, Park Trails and Zoo Lights

By on January 2, 2017

Growing up during the holidays in Minnesota any outdoor activities was dependent on the weather, and if we were lucky enough to not be too freezing, we still had to be bundled up in a ton of layers. This is why living in San Antonio this time of year…


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December Treats Roundup

By on December 12, 2016

Candy Cane Marble

Ingredients:

1 pound dark chocolate
1 pound white chocolate
30 small peppermint…

screen time with young kids


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How to deal with kids and screen time in this digital world

By on November 16, 2016

Having kids grow up in this digital age can be hard to navigate. So many adults are addicted to their screens and not able to separate from their digital presence. How do we help our kids balance the appeal of being online and playing apps, with using it responsibly…


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When your child with a disability becomes a (almost) teenager

By on November 9, 2016

This morning I’m celebrating! My son, my oldest, Chance, he’s turning 12! I cannot believe it! First off, how in the world am I old enough to have a pre-teen! Second, this brings an annual bunch of mixed feelings due to his Angelman Syndrome.
What is Angelman Syndrome?
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Our Favorite Bedtime stories


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Our Favorite Bedtime Stories

By on November 3, 2016

Like most families we have a set bedtime routine most nights. After dinner, baths, brush teeth, and then we settle in for our favorite part; bedtime stories. I’ve loved reading since I was old enough to know what books were. After kindergarten in the afternoons, I would sit…


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All about Daniella (Guest post by my 7yr old!)

By on October 31, 2016

My middle girl is home from school with a cold, so she wanted to write something for the blog! Here is my first guest post courtesy of my awesome, amazing 7yr old Daniella! <3

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Hi my name is Daniella. I like unicorns and hearts. I have a sister named Isabella…


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Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

By on October 27, 2016

The Health Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar
Vinegar has long been used in alternative medicine and natural remedies. Of course it is also found in any kitchen and used in a variety of different foods and drinks. Vinegar adds tang to your…

10 ways to bake with apples


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10+ Delicious Ways To Cook And Bake With Apples

By on October 26, 2016

Fall is apple time. You can find all sorts of delicious varieties in your local stores, farmers markets, or even fresh from the orchard. With this overabundance of these delicious fruits, let’s talk about some fun ways to cook and bake with apples. I posted before how to make…

Applesauce and Apple Butter recipe


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Making Your Own Applesauce and Apple Butter

By on October 21, 2016

We buy a lot of apples in the fall when they are in season. We use them every week in our healthy veggie juice too. It’s not uncommon for us to end up with more apples than we can eat before they go bad….

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  • We found a bunch of these guys in our garden yesterday! Finally our milkweed is bringing all the caterpillars to the yard! Hoping to get a couple in a terrarium so my little entomologist can raise some butterflies! These are Queen- Danaus gilippus caterpillars and are slightly more solid coloring than a monarch but equally beautiful! I love that my kids’ passions have helped me learn new wonderful things about the world 😁#momlife #sahmlife #momblogger #buglife #entomology #kidentomologist #bugscientist #kidscientist
  • If you’ve been following for awhile you’ll know my youngest LOVES bugs! She’s determined to be a big scientist when she grows up! So of course we had to be a spider for Halloween! This was the easiest to DIY. Target had this awesome big spider decoration for $8! The legs bend easily so we just wrapped two legs around her waist and got some spider web leggings with a black shirt! #momlife #sahmlife #halloween #momblogger #diyhalloweencostume #diycostume #familyfun
  • Both girls wanted DIY costumes .... somehow I managed this with clothes we already had and a sharpie! 
Check out my DIY Monster High Clawdeen costume on the right! I’m pretty proud of myself! #momlife #halloween #costume #momblog
  • Doing some garage cleaning and my girls find a craft kit from their birthday... and put it all together with out grown up help! I love to see their creative skills :) #momlife #crafting #craftgirls #momblogger #momblog
  • Today I’m 34! It’s been a pretty crazy journey so far and I’m extremely blessed with family and friends ... spending my day relaxing - and then we get to watch my kids play soccer tonight! Here’s to another great year!! #momlife #momblogger #family #birthdaygirl #adulting #soccermom
  • It’s finally feeling like fall here in Texas but I’m thinking back to fun times this summer at our favorite ultra-accessible theme park! @morganswonderlandtexas and inspiration island! I love how everything is so well thought out so all 3 kids can play equally! Can’t wait to get back there for their Delightful not Frightful Halloween event! We go every year and it’s always a blast!! If your ever in San Antonio this park is full of fun for everyone! #sanantonio #familyfunday #sanantoniofamily #momlife #kidlife #specialneeds #specialneedsmom #specialneedskids

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