Raised in Rio Grande City, Anastasia is now a mom of three charming young boys and resides in Mission, Texas, with her husband. She has returned to the RGV after graduating from MIT. Anastasia is owner of the RGV Moms Blog and also a full-time working mama.

This Mama Kneads Sourdough

It was my turn to pick for book club and the message was clear. We could all use something uplifting as the weight of 2020 surmounted. "Sourdough" it was, by Robin Sloan. I've always said...
Summer nostalgia in a snow cone

Summertime Nostalgia

Real summertime is here! Not to be mistaken in south Texas with the early arrival of hot days in early spring. School is out and now the real summer begins. With tots, summertime can feel...

Post Cereals is in Your Corner, Soccer Mom

Being a soccer mom is serious business. Soccer season means long mornings in the sun at games and practices while supporting our kids 100%. On top of it all, kids get hungry! How do...

DIY Retro Valentine Printable Cards

What was Valentine's Day like when we were kids? Easy. Buy a carton of tiny perforated printed cards. Take 3.79 hours deciding who in your class would get which message. Hand-write names of classmates into the...

In the Bag: Keeping Kids Happy at the Doctor’s Office

Anyone else's kids always seem to get sick on a weekend at 8:00 p.m.? Flash forward to a scene in the waiting room. Waiting. Kids crawling all over you. They're tempted to run around....
Cinemark Movie Club

Cinemark Movie Club: The Perfect Holiday Gift {Sponsored}

There's something about the holiday season that makes us want to go see a movie, right?! Maybe it's that there are so many great movies out right now, like The Grinch, Ralph Breaks the Internet,...
Weekend-October 5-7 2018

What’s Up This Weekend? | October 5-7

Does anyone else get to Friday and feel like nothing and everything is going on and you just can't decide where to start? Then you get to Sunday night and the FOMO sinks in...
Breastfeeding and Breastmilk

Breastmilk: Every Ounce Counts

As moms, we always do the best we are able for our kids. I am a mom of three amazing little men, and for each of them I was able to nurse, although the...
July Family Events in the RGV and Phone Splash Calendar Background

Hello, July

Hello July! This month we celebrate our nation's Independence Day and the middle-of-summer bliss. It's a new month, so it's also time to swap out your phone's screensaver for July. The RGV Moms Blog has...
For the Love of Soccer Moms and Snacks

For the Love of Soccer Moms and Snacks

Life as a soccer mom is no joke. You have to be prepared. We're always rushing off to a game or practice but at the forefront of our mind is making sure our kids...