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One in Five Minds: What to do when you worry your child might have a mental illness

One in Five Minds: What to do when you worry your child might have a mental illness

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by a local San Antonio non-profit Clarity Child Guidance Center as part of their in One in Five Minds awareness campaign. This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, and as always my goal is to […]

Have you hugged a teacher today?

Have you hugged a teacher today?

This post is part of a promotion of Alter Your World project, an Alt Summit project aimed at celebrating actions, big or small, that focus on good in the community. Photo by Studio 108 Photo The school year is winding down and my kids are […]

Fantastic Mr. Fox come to life through the eyes of Tobias Picker and Emily Carew Woodard

Fantastic Mr. Fox come to life through the eyes of Tobias Picker and Emily Carew Woodard

“In the hole lived Mr. Fox and Mrs. Fox and their four small Foxes.” “We will make,” said Mr Fox, “a little underground village, with streets and houses on each side – separate houses for Badgers and Moles and Rabbits and Weasels and Foxes. And […]

I’m Enough. You’re Enough. We’re Enough.

I’m Enough. You’re Enough. We’re Enough.

How do you feel when you look in the mirror? More often then not, I feel LESS THAN amazing. I think this a very typical feeling for most women out there. We are always striving to be MORE. More beautiful, more successful, more active, more […]

Bold. Brilliant. Beautiful. YOU!

Bold. Brilliant. Beautiful. YOU!

Three words I would never use to describe myself in present day: Bold Brilliant or Beautiful. It’s not so much I don’t think these words could ever be used to describe me, as much as it makes me uncomfortable to use them in reference to […]

The Tillamook Experience: New Friends, Cheesy Grins & A Dairy Farm

The Tillamook Experience: New Friends, Cheesy Grins & A Dairy Farm

It all starts in a small community in Tillamook, Oregon where people still take pride in what they do. There are more cows than people in Tillamook county. 30,000 cows vs. 25,000 humans … only 4,700 of those actually living in the city of Tillamook. […]

Family Fun for the 4th of July

Family Fun for the 4th of July

I’m excited to share today’s post with you for a few reasons: 1. I conquered a huge fear and used my sewing machine to make something huge. You have no idea what a feat this was for me! My first large sewing project, especially for […]

Pardon Us

Pardon Us

I know things have been pretty quiet around these parts lately but I promise we’re still alive and kicking. Three of us with pink eye, but kicking none the less. I graduated my second semester of school just before Memorial Day (hurrah!!) and am looking […]

Our Perfect Valentines Day

Our Perfect Valentines Day

The Westin La Cantera wants to know what the KSW toddlers, perfect Valentine’s Day would be like. Here’s the general consensus of what a perfect V-Day looks like for these two crazy tots. Begins With This: Mama’s Sweet Potato Heart Shaped Pancakes with Fresh Strawberries […]

KSW Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

KSW Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

When everyone else is running around frantic this holiday season, may I suggest you make yourself a hot cup of cocoa – settle into your favorite chair and do a little internet shopping instead. While you’re at it, why not go handmade this year. Your […]