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All TX Overnight Camp Guide 2022
It can definitely be a hard decision to do a sleepover camp for the first time. So we wanted to provide you with a few of our favorites right here in Texas with so much to offer your kiddos!
There's still a little bit of summer left, so why not make the most of it with a S'Mores Board! We love the version pictured above from The BakerMama (she is the authority on boards of all kinds, of course!). Below, some suggestions for making S'Mores everyone will...
Meet A Mom – Cat Osterman
When softball star Cat Osterman competed at Athens in 2004, she was the youngest athlete to win a gold medal for Team USA—in fact, she was still a student athlete at the University of Texas. The pitcher won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and she came out...
Easy Weeknight Recipe – Baked Chicken Nuggets
Summer is officially underway, and we're all about easy, kid-friendly meals that can be whipped up quickly after a day of camp or pool. These baked chicken nuggets take just about 20 minutes to come together, and can be made with gluten-free breadcrumbs for food...
Super Mom Story
We’d like to suggest we collectively stop using the term “Super Mom”. Every time we hear it we cringe a little, and we’re pretty certain whoever coined it hadn’t experienced the miraculous storm of motherhood. Here are three reasons why we think it should be shelved...
Sheet Pan Smores
If you love making s'mores but want to skip the mess of roasting marshmallows, keep things toddler safe and make a lot at once, try these Sheet Pan S'mores from Maria Provanzano of From Scratch with Maria. The best part? You can enjoy them this way well after summer...
Easy Dinner – One Pan Skillet Spaghetti
There’s a time and place for cooking an elaborate meal, and it’s not during the week. Especially in the fun but frenetic weeks between school finishing up and camp beginning. This one-pan skillet spaghetti recipe from Kathleen, the mom behind CatwithaK Cooks, is more...
Summer Reading for Kids in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade!
This story was contributed by literary specialist and mom Rosemary D’Urso, aka the “Library Mom”. Go to librarymom.com for more of her expert picks, and follow her on Instagram @librarymombooks. While summer is an ideal time for children to relax, explore the...
Meet A Dad: Garfield Wilson
We spoke to Garfield, who is a dedicated dad of three, about his career, parenting during a pandemic, and more. Check out his story now on the blog!
This week, we’re thrilled to be sharing one of our favorite female-founded brands, 21Seeds. Lead by three amazing moms, it’s an all-natural line of fruit and botanical-infused tequila. The first thing you need to know about 21Seeds is it’s as far from the harsh tequila shots of college bars as you can get. Read our latest blog post to find out why you NEED to add this to your home bar ASAP!
Stopping Toddler Tantrums
Anyone else feel like their toddler’s tantrums have gotten more frequent, and more intense during the pandemic? We’re not sure if it’s all the extra time at home, less time at preschool or Mom’s fuse being shorter these days, but we’re hearing from a lot of friends that tantrums are getting real. So we turned to the toddler expert—Dr. Harvey Karp, author of The Happiest Toddler on the Block—and asked him why they’re happening and how to stop them.
DIY: The BEST Play-doh
The kiddos are out or just about to be out of school so we thought we would bring you all one of our favorite DIY play-doh recipes from one of our favorite Mamas that we follow. Check out this post to keep your kiddos entertained while school is out!
Meet A Mom: Yllka Gashi
Meet the inspiring Yllka Gashi, a mom and actress getting rave reviews for her lead role in HIVE. The film, which received the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Yllka spoke to us about HIVE, her own experience in Kosovo, and the path that brought her to the United States.
Mental Health Series: The Me You Don’t See
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. There has always, for as long as I can remember, been a certain taboo on talking about mental health issues. These weren’t things that should be spoken of, especially out in public. I am glad to see that we are trying to normalize these conversations.
When I found out that Oprah and Prince Harry were producing and getting ready to release a new documentary series on mental health, I knew it needed to be shared. Check out this blog post for more information about the documentary and how you can watch it.
Piña Colada – Chia Seed Pops
This sweet treat from Beach Cities Moms is full of tropical flavors, and since it skips the rum, is a perfect dessert for the whole family. Check out the blog for this yummy recipe!
Meet A Mom: Desi Meza
Today we meet a Mama by the name of Desiree Meza. Desi, as she’s more commonly known by her family and friends, is the owner of Bexar Cub Co.
If stacks are something you love, then Desi is DEFINITELY your girl! She offers a ton of variety and truly has something for every lady in the family. If you aren’t sure what stacks are then you should definitely keep reading.
We chatted with this beauty about all things motherhood and how she manages having a full time job, a side business and two kiddos under the age of 5. Check her story and her shop…oh and don’t forget, use code SAMN10 now through May 31st to receive 10% off your order!!!
Wellness Wednesday: How To Get Better Skin
When it comes to healthy living, we all know the importance of a good diet, exercise and sleep. But there’s one area that often doesn’t get as much attention: skincare. We talked to Tata Harper, natural skincare expert and founder of Tata Harper Skincare to find out how to navigate the cluttered skincare landscape and find a clean routine that sticks.
Rainy Day DIY Soap Molds
This rainy day DIY is our favorite – it’s easy enough to do with kids, but the result is cute enough to give as a gift. Check out this post for more on how you too, can create this fun DIY
Meet A Mom: Natalie Adderley
In today’s meet a mom, we feature Natalie. Born in Belize, she is a US veteran and a proud mom of two. Natalie pursued her goal to be available for her children and started her own, Cook With Me, company. Check out more about her business and how she navigates and balances that mom/work life.
Yummy Toddler Food Book
In this new book, Food Play, the author shares recipes that even young kids can help with—which is an amazing idea since even the pickiest eaters are more likely to eat what they make! Click here to read more about this mom and how she satisfies even her picky eaters.