This society puts a lot of pressure on teachers to describe our summers as “awesome,” since we have “off” while the rest of the world is expected to be in the office. What people don’t realize is that even when we’re “off,” we’re “on.” We’re prepping classes for the fall semester, doing research, reading and […]
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A house right down the street from us just added a “for sale” sign in the yard. It looks like we’re in the market for some new neighbors. These neighbors were — in pretty much all senses of the word — GREAT neighbors. Their kids were older than mine, but they never hesitated to welcome […]
Last year, I wrote a post about Hurricane Harvey and all my fancy, hypothetical evacuation plans. At the time, I thought I had considered every possible issue associated with those high winds, storms and all the buckets of rain. I guess a flood never crossed my mind! Clearly, I hadn’t lived in the RGV long […]
July is here! That means a few things in my house: ice cream, fireworks, hot dogs, and good times. My hubby and son could eat hot dogs every day if I let them. Since hot dogs are a popular request, we have become really creative with how we eat our dogs: topped with chili, cheese, […]
I’ve always had dreams of having my kids in tons of extracurricular and summer activities. The whole soccer mom, dance mom, minivan mom, snack mom, room mom, rushing-around-for-my-kids-mom stereotype always sounded so glamorous. Now, as a mom of two with one on the way, I’ve learned a few things about all of the time, dedication […]
When I think of “family traditions,” I usually think about the holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. However, I’ve recently realized that we have traditions in so many areas of our lives. And a lot of them revolve around our summer trips. I’ll call them our “Summer Trip Traditions.” We don’t travel a lot, and […]
Get the scoop on events around the RGV this June. Family friendly, outdoors, indoors, educational, it’s all here in one place on the community calendar!