Hi friends! My name is Tonya- a Midwestern girl who became a Rio Grande Valley transplant three years ago. I spent seven years as a second grade teacher. After completing my Master's in Reading and Literacy, I became a reading specialist for three years. After moving to south Texas, I became a stay-at-home mom for the first time. I've been married for ten years and we have three kids ages 9, 6, and 2. I love online shopping, Netflix, and running but nothing makes me happier than spending time with my family. Moving to the valley was a huge change but constant sunshine and great Mexican food has made it well worth it!

Participate in the 5K Sunchaser Series

Have you heard of the 5K Sunchaser Series that takes place every summer in McAllen? The 5K Sunchaser Series consists of four 5K races throughout the summer. The 5K race can be completed by running or walking the 3.1...

Undeniable Truths I Wish I’d Known as a New Mom

My oldest is about to turn ten which means I have officially been a mother for TEN YEARS! A whole decade of motherhood has taken place and I can barely relate to that woman...

5 Reasons Every Mom Should Become a Runner

Three years ago I gave birth to my third child and found myself as a stay at home mom for the first time. I knew that I wanted to start running as soon as...
RGV Summer Camp Guide 2015 :: RGV Moms Blog

2015 Rio Grande Valley Summer Camp Guide

Summer is right around the corner and we are here to help you decide which summer camps are perfect for your child! Whether your child is a nature lover, gymnast, athlete, musician, artist, or dancer,...
Signs You Might Be Married Over Ten Years

Signs You Might be Married Over Ten Years

Remember the day you got married and you had beautiful items from a registry? The thought of being married ten years sounded far off in the future, right? Well, for many of you reading this,...
Five Misconceptions of a Former Working Mom

Five Misconceptions From a Former Working Mom

My first six years of motherhood were spent as a working mom. As a working mom, I had a lot of feelings regarding the role of a stay at home mom. Mostly, they involved me...

Lactation Brownies

I am a few years past the nursing stage with my three little ones, but a mother does not forget what it is like to be worried about her milk supply. It’s a feeling of...

Five Beauty Favorites Under $10

In a dream world, I would buy all my hair care and beauty items at Sephora. In the real world, I have to mix low end items with a few high end items in...

Setting Goals in the New Year as a Family

I am a goal oriented person. As a teacher, I loved making goals for myself and my students. Now as a stay-at-home mom, I am trying to incorporate the importance of making goals into...
My Husband Hates Social Media

My Husband Hates Social Media

About a month ago we sang happy birthday to my sweet two year old girl and she was sooo adorable. She clapped and sang along and had a huge smile on her face. My first...