Child abuse. Wait…what? That topic of conversation didn’t come up at your last playdate? Severe neglect. Hmm? You mean when I let my littles watch too many episodes of Paw Patrol so that I can take a shower and mop the floor? No. That’s not what I mean. Not at all. Fellow moms. Can I pull […]
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There is a magical street in North Austin that wakes up at 5 p.m. every weekday. Moms (and some Dads and Grandmothers) plant their camping chairs outside in the street and set their kids of all ages loose. Recently, I was lucky to take part in this daily ritual. My kids gorged themselves on their […]
It’s difficult to process all the emotions that we experience when tragedy strikes. Whether it affects us directly or indirectly it can be challenging to cope with and understand. It seems that tragic events have been happening more frequently everywhere you turn. Natural disasters have struck around the world, and — if that isn’t bad […]
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, […]
I have been shaken to the core with what is happening in our fellow Texas cities. I have mixed emotions with Harvey. On one hand, I am heartbroken for those who have lost it all and, on the other hand, fearful of the “what could have been” had Harvey turned our way. Living in the […]
The RGV Moms Blog is honored to share this guest post by Wendy L. Smith. We think Wendy’s personal story and powerful advice about mental health and family well-being is an important topic to bring up during the holiday season. I had the Fun Mom. Our house was where my friends wanted to hang out, mostly […]
There are few things more important that having your child properly buckled up when riding in the car. We encourage each of you to take five minutes to check out the Save Me With a Seat website or take advantage of this free TxDOT safety program.
Postpartum Anxiety. What all expecting and new moms need to know about this overlooked condition, including what they can do to overcome it.
We are beach people. My husband and I love the beach. We love our Rio Grande Valley beach, South Padre Island. Before our son was born, beach weekends were lazy, crazy and so relaxing. Our average beach day used looked something like this: Breakfast, beach time, soaking in the ocean, toes in the sand, beer […]
I’ve got it “made” they say. Having daughters (three of them) is like a never ending cycle. You raise them, they marry, and they are back in your house ….with grandkids…everyday… so it feels like they never left. But, until they’re grown, I’m going to get questions they need answered and problems they can’t solve […]