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On why we NEED our Girlfriends..

I recently got the amazing opportunity to get away, without my family, on a long weekend trip to Mexico with my girlfriends. We were celebrating the upcoming marriage of one of them…but let’s be honest…we could have been celebrating the color blue for all I cared. It was a weekend, away, WITH MY GIRLFRIENDS!! How […]

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What the Fortnite?!!

What the FORTNITE?!?!

I am always excited for back to school time. I’m ready for a regular routine again and it means my favorite time of the year, fall, is right around the corner. However, this year, the return to school was especially welcomed….all because of a little game called Fortnite. For those who are lucky to NOT […]

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Is This My Mid-Life Crisis- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Is This My Mid-Life Crisis???

I’m pushing my mid-forties, which, I guess, is pretty close to the middle of my life (I hope.) When a man has a “mid-life crisis,” he may get an expensive, shiny, new sports car. Or maybe a boat. You don’t hear much about women having a “mid-life crisis.” Maybe we always have to keep everything […]

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How I Found Myself Again- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

How I Found Myself Again

I consider myself a pretty private person. I don’t open up to many people about my private life, feelings, etc. However, I have written this blog so many times in my head, that I felt the universe was telling me I had to put it in print. We moved to Corpus Christi in January 2017 […]

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Why am I so Tired- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Why am I so Tired???

I have been in this mothering gig for over twenty years. You would think I have done it all, seen it all, and have it ALL figured out. Well, you would be wrong. I am constantly realizing new things about the crazy ride we call motherhood. This week’s revelation was pretty eye-opening for me. I […]

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Single Mom- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

My Life as a Young, Single Mom

I had my first child at the ripe old age of eighteen. I went to my senior prom, pregnant. I walked across the stage and accepted my high school diploma, pregnant. I remember my high school principal, handing me my diploma, looking me in the eyes, and saying, “Everything IS going to be ok.” I […]

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Happy World Down Syndrome Day- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

One would think that growing up with a sibling with Down Syndrome would have been challenging… maybe even a little sad. That, however, could not be further from the truth, speaking from my experience. My baby sister was born on December 30, 1980. She looked like a living doll. She had a head full of […]

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Terrible TWEENS- Corpus Christi Moms Blog


I remember hearing so much about the “terrible twos” while, and even before, I was pregnant with my first child. I couldn’t help but picture little, chubby toddlers with devil horns running around. I, myself, found that three was much worse than two… they are older, bigger, and smarter. What I failed to hear  ANYTHING […]

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The Heart of Our Family- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

The Heart of Our Family

It was my third pregnancy. I had two very easy, uncomplicated ones before it. The time came for the big 20 week ultrasound….no big deal. I even remember telling my husband, who usually came for most of the ultrasounds, to stay at work. We were about 15 minutes in when the stenographer excused herself to […]

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The Wonder of Motherhood- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

The Wonder of Motherhood

My son and I went to see the movie “Wonder” over the holidays. He had been begging to see it ever since he saw the trailer. My daughter had read the book in class and then went, with her class, to see it. I knew the premise of the movie before we went; however, it […]

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