Renee K.

Renee K.
Hi. I’m Renee. Last year, I left my full-time job in New York, moved back home to Texas, bought a house, and popped out my first baby. Luckily, I did this all with my awesome husband and our totally bewildered cat. Now that we’re living in the RGV, I’m getting to know a whole new side of Texas— which I love. I also love my little girl, public libraries, fresh margaritas, adult conversation, and anything funny or satirical. (I used to love sleeping, but I think we all know that’s a lost cause.) When I’m not adjusting to life with a toddler, I'm working from home as a freelance copywriter. Oh, and downing copious amounts of iced coffee.
home decor spring 2016

Fresh for Spring 2016: Home Decor Edition

Spring. It's fresh. It's bright. It's fun. It's your last chance to decorate/ organize/ redo before summer rolls around and you call it quits until the fall. At the same time, it's also a super busy season....
SPRING BREAK 2016 Events and Activities Guide in the RGV

Spring Break 2016: Events and Activities Guide

Spring Break is around the corner! How are you planning to keep your young ones busy? There's a TON of stuff going on across the RGV, so we rounded up some ideas from our contributing writers to get...
having a daughter

On Having a Daughter

The other day, I was on the phone with one of my oldest and closest friends. We were talking about whether or not to have kids. Quick background: I already have one. She’s 10 months old....

Ham for the Holidays {Recipe + Sweepstakes}

Cooking a 15-pound turkey is no joke. I would know— my husband just cooked one for Thanksgiving. Of course, after all his hours of basting, I graciously volunteered to take the next holiday. Which left me in charge of the Christmas...

NYC to the RGV: My story of moving to the valley

  This time last year, my husband and I were living and working in New York.  Also, I was seven months pregnant. Then, just before Christmas, we packed up the last of our two-bedroom apartment, threw our...
Alternatives to Black Friday

Alternative Ways to Spend Black Friday

Black Friday. Some people spend months planning for it. Some people spend months planning how to avoid it. If you're one of those who would rather skip the rush, the crowds, and the early wake-up times, here...

Taylor Swift’s 1989: A Musical Journey to Motherhood

This one goes out to all the new moms... It’s been one year since Taylor Swift released her record-breaking album 1989. A year that most of us spent jamming out to songs we thought were about...

The Best Local Coffee Shops in the RGV

Are you a mom? Do you like coffee? Well, have I got a list for you! In my short time down here, I've come across a decent number of cozy, quirky, artsy, and even upscale coffee shops. Each...
The Breastfeeding 15

The Breastfeeding 15

Surely, you’ve heard of the “Freshman 15.” That well-known term for the extra pounds that magically appear the first year of college. What you may not have heard of is the “Breastfeeding 15.” That new term (yeah,...