Jennifer is the lucky mother of three boys, Dean (3) and Dante (2) (yup, back to back), and Diego (2 months). So life normally resembles either a crazed, juice-fueled dance party, or a giggle powered wrestling match. When she is not prowling around the house like a t-rex she teaches high school AP Social Studies, coaches UIL and is a self proclaimed "fit-ish mom" (translation: food is heaven, but the gym is therapy.) She grew up in Edinburg, and is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Political Science and Theater. After college, she bounced to Los Angeles where she began acting, print modeling, and worked for a high profile mortuary. After about 5 years she came back to her roots in the RGV, met her incredibly sweet husband, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Be Brave Yearbook

Yearbook Advice for All Ages: Be Brave

School came to an end just last week, and as my high school seniors entered my classroom, their eyes were dancing with excitement and wonder. They are about to enter a totally new stage...
Summer Chicken Salad Recipe

Recipe of the Month: Lightened-Up Chicken Salad

Summer is coming, and with those warm (okay, who are we kidding - sweltering, HOT) days come the desire to sit back, relax and cool down with iced drinks and cold food that tastes...
Innocent yet Inappropriate Toddler Sayings

Innocent, Inappropriate and Irresistible: Toddlers at their Finest

If you're a parent of a child old enough to talk, then I know that you know what I'm talking about when I speak of the toddler logic train. They think it one second and...

Mom Guilt: Navigating Media, Meltdowns and Motherhood

What is it about social media that draws us into a sense of community, and solidarity, but also into a sense of uncertainty and anxiety? With every picture, every post, every comment, I feel as...

Recipe of the Month: Simple, Satisfying Soup

Brrrrr...I thought we were done with these cold temperatures! With this most recent pregnancy I have been feeling chilly more and more often. Cold weather definitely makes me want one thing: SOUP! I want to...

Rolling with Life’s Punches: Round 3

There are days when life decides to punch you right in the stomach. The uterus, in fact.  Jennifer, this is not the type of thing you learn in the bathroom at Wal-Mart!! Rewind Earlier that day, I...
Dear Mom I See You

Dear Mom, I See You

Dear Mom,  I am sorry to say that I am guilty of not truly seeing you while I was growing up. I was definitely not the easiest child — dramatic, fiery, and stubborn — in contrast...
Meal Prep: Keeping It Real

Meal Prep: Keeping it Real

Meal prep. Two words that towered in front of me like the Great Wall of China. I'm a mom. I have two kids less than two years apart and work full time. How the...
Tales of Pregnancy and Motherhood

No One Told Me About… Tales of Pregnancy and Motherhood

As women, we share stories, experiences and our very lives with one another in a beautiful sisterhood of camaraderie. When I became pregnant with my first child, I was naive, but so very excited. My...
Let Your Kids Fall

Let your children fall.

     Moms... Let your children fall - yes, I mean this literally, and figuratively.  I know that I may incite anger in saying this, but I need to say something. I get it, the real...