• 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…

  • Baby,  Blogmas,  Christmas,  Creative Writing

    Christmas Lights through Baby’s Eyes

    My husband is super thoughtful, even on the days when it seems like we aren’t seeing eye to eye. Today I came home from work and went about our evening routine with getting the baby some dinner, reading to him, and playing a little before getting ready for bed. Once we headed upstairs to start bath time, I heard some pounding on the wall, like someone hammering. I went into the room and there he was, hanging up Christmas lights on the ceiling and the wall! I put our son down on the ground to play for a couple minutes while my husband finished the final touches. After, he turned…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas

    Christmas Movies

    Christmas movies are one of my favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season! This might sound a little cynical, but I love the fact that there is always some kind of issue that occurs in a Christmas movie. This makes me feel like no matter how perfect we want our Christmas to be each year, it’s okay if there are some bumps in the road. In the end, Christmas is about the people you get to spend time with, right? When I watch Christmas movies, there are three movies that are a MUST watch each year in my family. Christmas with the Kranks </p><p> This movie is about a family…