Bethe enjoys laughing at the parts of life that everybody experiences but nobody else will admit to (like setting her hair on fire at the Christmas Eve service at church). She works full-time as the creative director for a national non-profit, and in her spare time runs an Etsy shop featuring her graphic design work and modern quilts. She and her husband, Mr. Right, love to discover new restaurants, and they volunteer together, teaching English as a Second Language to refugees from around the world. She became mom to a big-eyed, giggly baby girl named Wrenn in the summer of 2013. For shameless baby pictures, you can follow her personal blog, Texas Lovely, or check her out on Instagram.

Life Hacks for Busy Moms

Before I had a baby, it used to take me 90 minutes to get ready. What in the world was I doing for 90 minutes? I have no idea. Post baby? I can shower,...

Easy DIY Bunting and a Free Valentine’s Print

I'm a quilter, which means I am a fabric hoarder. The two go hand in hand, so I'm always happy to find uses for the scraps already in my stash, and scrappy bunting is...

Confessions of a Judgmental Mom

Before I had kids, I judged all of you other mamas out there. That's right; I'm not proud of it, but I did. And now that my own little one is 18 months old...

Leave No Mom Behind

  The military has had the "Leave no man behind" motto for generations. And you know what? I think they're on to something. We moms are in a special club - battling to keep our little ones safe,...

6 Tips for a Budget-Friendly Fall Wardrobe for Your Toddler

  When we found out we were pregnant with a girl, our friends and family showered us with SO MANY BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES. It was an embarrassment of riches, really. But you know what? All of...

How Sign Language Changed My Toddler’s Life

My husband and I teach English as a second language one night a week to people from several countries. I have students who speak Spanish, Arabic, Nepali, Hindi, Korean, French, and a number of...

New Mama, It Gets Easier

Just Give It Two Weeks I remember my favorite postpartum nurse giving me this advice before I took our baby home from the hospital. Wrenn was only two days old, and neither of us...