• Marriage

    6 Benefits of Relocating After Marriage

    And they lived happily ever after! The end. Except, that’s not exactly how real life goes! After marriage, life changes and things are different for you and your spouse. Whether you have been in a relationship for years, have been living together for years, or think you know all about each other; things change. My husband and I decided that after our wedding, we wanted to explore on our own and live away from family. Crazy, right? Why would you consider relocating after marriage? Why would you want to move away from people who love you? The benefits of relocating after marriage out weighed the cons; at least, that was…

  • Motherhood,  Tips

    19 Goals for Moms to Follow in 2019

    Being a mom is such a special gift. The joy of raising a tiny human into their own person and the amount of things you learn about yourself while being their mom is truly life changing. But, let’s be real, it a hard job! As much as I fantasize about the perfect day frolicking through the flowers while my son giggles and smiles, that’s not what everyday motherhood entails. Some days are messy. Some days are a disaster. Some days are just too hard. But we get through it and we make it work; it might not be a pretty picture everyday, but it’s a picture nonetheless. I have officially…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    7 Things I Learned About Being a Stay-at-home Mom

    As a woman in her late twenties, I was brought up knowing that I would go to a four-year college right after high school. After that, I ended up going for my master’s while building my career as a state employee. I didn’t truly know what I wanted to do, but I knew that I needed to put in the work to really get far in this life. During my focus building myself professionally, my husband and I also decided to grow our family. While we struggled for some time to make this dream come true, the moment that we did find out we were expecting, my whole focus changed.…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas

    Reflecting on 2018

    As the year draws closer and closer to the end with each passing day, I can’t help but to review how much my life and my world have changed in 2018. While choices made were difficult and emotional, I am who I am today because of this year and what I have learned the last 11 months and three weeks. At the beginning of the year, my little family of three was living in Austin, TX. We made the tough choice to leave the city we had called home for nearly five years to move closer to family in Northern California. To this day, I still miss the Tex-Mex, HEB…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas

    My Favorite Time of the Year

    You all already know the popular saying that this time of the year is “the most wonderful time of the year.” I recently met with a friend of mine over dinner and drinks and learned that she can’t wait until the holidays are over and this made me a little sad inside. For her, this time of year brought the realization that people she loved where no longer walking the Earth and things have drastically changed for the holiday season for her family since those passings. While I understand that there are MANY people out there who can’t stand the holiday time (and I whole heartedly acknowledge how they feel),…