Jagged Ridge Park- The Woodlands, Texas

My family and I love the outdoors. We would rather be outside than anywhere else in the world. My daughters have become very spoiled by the parks in our area. The Woodlands is known for their master planned community surrounded by trees and water systems. Their attention to outdoor spaces, hiking trails and community make The Woodlands…

Zootopia and Shakira saved me

“Try Anything” is the theme song to Disney’s newest movie Zootopia. Shakira sings, and it has me completely hooked. It is on repeat in our house and the girls and I dance and sing to the top of our lungs! Honestly, at first I didn’t think I wanted the girls to like this song…. I…

Learn Positivity

What I wanted was a nice neighborhood with nice neighbors and maybe a pool and park. What I found was so much more. A mastermind group is a collection of like-minded individuals to keep one accountable and motivated. The idea of the “mastermind group” is that surrounding yourself with people of common interests and goals…

How I became happier

I am not perfect but the first step in achieving success is self-awareness. In order to have a more productive life I cannot have these Seven Negative thoughts occupy my mind.  Fear– six basic fears from the most common to make an appearance 1) poverty 2) criticism 3)ill health 4) loss of love 5) old age…

Blog fright! 

It has been about four months since I have written a blog post. I have actually been writing quite a bit, but I have been struggling to publish. I honestly never thought anyone would really read this blog, let alone comment. I have been reading about other blogger’s journeys and I realize that I am…

Not a seven year itch, but six years of almost marriage perfection 

My husband and I have been very focused on what exactly we want out of life. We have identified goals for our children as well as ourselves. This weekend we celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. We were married at the justice of the peace and on our one year anniversary had a long, fancy catholic…

Growing with our Garden and allowing our soul (soil) to rest 

Summer, I will actually miss you. The end of the Texas heat wave brings up a little sadness. The mild sometimes humid mornings were perfect for breakfast and meditation. As a true Texan, I enjoy sweating in my garden and mowing the lawn. I enjoy my yard more knowing how hard my husband and I…

Life Lessons from Toddlers 

I’m looking back at a year of pictures of my girls. They turned 4 and 2 this weekend and I cannot believe how much they have changed. I cannot believe how much I have changed as well as my husband. We have all grown so much and in so many ways.     No one…

Gardening: good for the soul and the family

Nature is surprisingly attuned to humanities needs. By now most American schools are back in session and organized sports have started. Parents are celebrating early bedtimes and welcoming back the scholastic routine. If you are a gardener or farmer the change in the weather has prompted fall blooms. We planted for the Fall growing season…

Family communication 

Why is it harder to be honest with your family? Does it seem as if they judge harsher? Do we feel as if we don’t know how to say the right thing without hurting each others feelings? Does it just turn into a reality t.v. drama?  The past week I was surprised to have my…