I'm the Worst Mom Ever

I’m the Worst Mom Ever

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His large, blue eyes searched me for reassurance. I put both hands up, signaling him to stay calm, pretending I was fully aware of what was going on. I swallowed deeply and watched as he sat towards the back...
My Five Year Old Adult

My Five-Year-Old Adult

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My kindergartner is eating the school lunchmeat. This wouldn’t be a problem except that I don’t consider it ethically defensible to eat factory-farmed meat, and I would bet my life that the cow my son is eating was not raised...
Will you go with me on a trip? It's a trip of the imagination. We're going to travel back to a day when devices and their tiny glowing screens didn't dictate our every move. Back before "screen time" was a...
Dear Moms Near and Far,  You are AMAZING! Sometimes we don't ourselves credit for all that we do. From waking the kids up, getting everyone ready and out of the house on time, to running around getting to every destination on...
To the moon and back: it's a good way to communicate the indescribable love of a parent for her child. Even if it doesn't always look that way.
For the first few years of motherhood, I became nearly obsessed with the concept of drive-through. It wasn't always that way...
I'm a twin, so I've always shared my birthday. It's no big thing. I remember the first birthday that I celebrated while I was in college. My friends went all out with decorations and goodies, and I felt so special...
RGV Moms Blog Top Reads of 2016

Top 20 Reads of 2016

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What a year this has been! As 2016 is winding down, the RGV Moms Blog writers are taking a break to unplug and spend some time with our families over the holidays. We will be back in 2017 with...
  Doesn’t everybody have those moments where you just want to give up and crawl under a blanket and not hear of it any more so it can all disappear?  Maybe you imagine starting anew in another life? But would that be...
Me? Never! Motherhood.

Me? …Never!

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I admit: before being a mother I have some very strong preconceived notions of what I would "never" do. Of course, parenting has taught me otherwise.

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Summertime Nostalgia

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Real summertime is here! Not to be mistaken in south Texas with the early arrival of hot days in early spring. School is out...