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Woof! Advice from a New Puppy Parent

“I want a doggie, mommy!” my three year old son woke up one morning proclaiming as he sat up in bed next to me. I wondered where this idea came from as I searched his little face for an expression to match his enthusiastic request. Smiling from ear to ear, he added, “And his name […]

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Motherhood in the RGV: A Great Time to Start Speaking Spanish

Motherhood and learning a new language are both hard work. For some RGV moms, however, motherhood may be a great time to start speaking the Spanish language. Becoming a Non-Native Speaker I began learning Spanish through highschool and college courses, but I was too embarrassed to speak the language. Although I married a native Spanish […]

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My “Baby” is Starting School

“You’re sending her to school?” “So soon?” “But she’s still a baby!!” “Why?” These are just a few of the many questions I’ve received in response to telling my family and friends that my (soon-to-be) 2-year-old old daughter will be starting Pre-K 2 this August. Yes, Pre-K, not daycare. Granted, she’s only going 3 times […]

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Why I Don't Honk in the RGV :: Mariana

Why I Don’t Honk in the RGV

As a native and impatient New Yorker, I am no stranger to honking. Since I began driving at 17, my right hand has gained accurate muscle memory for every car horn I have ever encountered. It has learned the exact location of the horn as well as how to press, palm, or hit it so […]

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Hungry Hungry Kids

Hungry, Hungry Kiddos!

Look at my snack table, isn’t it pretty?! I buy oranges, apples, and lemons. I have bunny crackers, granola bars and almonds. Tangerines? I’ve got twenty. Fresh spinach muffins, baked fresh daily. I have spent all morning arranging them all pretty. But who cares? Hungry kids, growing big, they want more! Now imagine me in […]

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Hurricane Harvey Approaching South Padre Island - Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog

“It’s Just Another Storm, NBD.” {Why Having a Hurricane Plan is Important}

Hurricane Harvey  has taught me that having a plan is essential, evacuations are not a joke, and staying calm is a virtue. During the initial storm warnings and watches, I saw so many mixed messages and social media posts from friends, family and acquaintances. Facebook statuses ranged from “Pray for my family please” to “Eh, […]

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