• 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

    Pictures with Santa

    When picturing the day that I would become a mom, I often pictured what it would be like around the holiday season with kids; the baking traditions, opening gifts on Christmas morning, taking pictures with Santa, etc. These were such wonderful fantasies of mine and now I’m finally able to start indulging in them as we have a one year old who will begin to see the magic of Christmas! Today, we attempted pictures with Santa and boy, that was not the picture I had envisioned for our Christmas card! My son was not having any of it. He began crying pretty immediate after being placed on Santa’s lap and…

  • Blogmas,  Christmas

    My First Blogmas

    Happy December!???????????? I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed all things fall had to offer this year. I’m stoked that Christmas is just around the corner! Christmas is my favorite time of year, but even better this year is the fact that I get to see the holiday magic through my toddler’s eyes! Also new for me this Christmas is my ambition to take part in the popular “blogmas” series. Blogmas incorporates the holiday season into various blog posts, such as DIY Christmas gifts, Christmas traditions, hopes for the New Year, etc. The most ambitious part of it is that I will create and publish a post…

  • Baby,  Tips

    Remedies for Babies with a Cold: Help Your Baby Feel Better

    Having a cold at any time of the year is tough. However, when your baby has a cold, now that is a different story! Suddenly, you’re willing to pray to anyone who can give you the sickness instead so that their suffering ends. You’re also willing to try all remedies for babies to help your little one feel better faster. Recently, my 10-month-old son had back-to-back colds and when I tell you I was exhausted, I truly meant EXHAUSTED. It started out with just teething symptoms like extra drool and extra snot plus the fussiness of the discomfort. Then it escalated to slight fevers, more discomfort, not sleeping, a nasty…