Motherhood and a Masters degree, can you have both?

Absolutely, but it takes a lot of determination and hard work. Before the news of Matthew McConaughey becoming the newest professor at my alma mater UT Austin make you want to go back to school, perhaps hearing my experience of getting a Masters while raising kids can help you make a more informed decision! (For those without kids who are reading this, you will learn what it’s like to pursue higher education with children!)

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My 3 Babies

For the longest time she did not like the baby, who made her a “middle child” overnight. I wasn’t expecting that since my oldest is very sweet and loves being the big sister. We were sad, but continued to give her lots of love and attention, making sure she is never overlooked for being the middle one. It makes my heart SO HAPPY to see her loving him more everyday! I hope the 3 of them stay best friends like they are now, so much love, giggles and joy to be together, without a worry in the world ❤️❤️❤️

Learning to Say NO

I wrote this at 3:30 this morning, while holding my sick and fussy baby who has been waking up every hour for the 3rd night now. He’ll be fine, either teething or has a minor cold, but him waking up means I wake up with him, and sometimes it’s hard to go back to sleep.

I’m learning in this season of life that every yes I say to others is a no I say to my husband and children, and to my health sometimes.

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Le Petit Prince

We had a Disney themed wedding, where our first dance was choreographed to HSM 3’s Can I Have This Dance. My girls always had Disney birthday parties – Frozen, Minnie Mouse and Sophia the First. I didn’t keep my son’s bday celebration in line with Disney, but I’ll still write about it, because I’m not a professional blogger who has a very specific niche yet and I started this only a month ago, so…I’ll roll with wherever my creative outlet takes me, because this is my blog and I’m drunk with power muahahahaha. Ok yes that line was inspired by Lauren Graham.

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I Want Candy

No sweeter way to end this summer than a visit to Candytopia! Yes you really do get to eat candies as you explore and play inside, exhibit A by my lovely Ava 😆 Swipe right to see my girls’ epic celebration with confetti! 🎉

Beautiful Chaos

I LOVE weekends because daddy is home and we get to spend as much family time as we want together! 🤪 It gets crazy but for the most part we enjoy creating these beautifully chaotic memories. Today our kids got to frolick amongst colorful balloons, giant magical bubbles, bouncy house slides, live music and brunch on the patio, unreal right? And they had chocolate ice cream all over their mouths by the end 😆 That’s a pretty PERFECT Saturday in my mama book! 💯
Note my 6-year old with 3 missing teeth in the front! Anyone else with kids missing multiple teeth right now? I think it’s pretty funny to see them talk and eat with all those gaps! 😂

Heart to Market

This was my first experience at Heart to Market. It was so cute and amazing! 💕(I got to hang out with my beautiful mama friends @sharonnicole@michmashpash and @joyfullygreen! ) Everything there was made by moms and for moms, and I absolutely believe in supporting small businesses especially ones by women, so inspiring!
@hearttomarket will be in Sugar Land this whole weekend, so if you have time and live close by you should definitely check them out!

May You Stay Forever Young

We saw a newborn baby at the hospital today. Talking to the new mama brought me back to the moment I had my very first baby 6 years ago, back to all the complex emotions (anxious, excited, unsure, over-the-moon, more anxious) only a mother can thoroughly understand. 6 years sounds like a long time, but it really didn’t feel like that long ago.
Today my 6-year-old celebrated her soon-to-be 1st grader status with friends from school. When the girls took a group picture and shouted “1st grade!” I almost lost it. Yes I’m that emotional mama, the one who makes scrapbooks, writes letters to her children, prays over them every night, tears up on 1st and last days of school, and now blogging about it all.
May you build a ladder to the stars 
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young ✨