Born and raised in Fort Worth, Catherine is the mother of three amazing kids - ages 12, 10, and 7. She married her high school sweetheart, and they are both currently attending UTA to obtain their bachelor degrees. When they get downtime as a family, they enjoy movie and game nights.
Homeschooling can be tough for kids and parents.

How & Where to Find the Right Local Tutor for Your Child

The best way to decide what is right is to address what you think your child may need help with. When deciding what steps to take next, it is important to consider what is right for your family.
Women are often told to force a smile even when they don't feel like it.

Why Do We Want Women to Smile?

I have forced myself to smile when I didn’t want to, and I have even told my daughters to smile in public if they were sad. The wording on this mask opened a conversation that I didn’t realize needed to happen.
One day I'll be thankful for the hard times, like being overloaded with laundry.

Thankful for Hard Times

I will not hear the arguing. I will not hear the “you had it last, you put it away” fights I now realize that I am thankful for that.
Teenagers give advice on how to raise teens.

How to Raise Teens, According to Teenagers

As a parent, you want to protect your child at all costs, and therein lies the heartache. Because as much as I want my teens to grow up to be admirable members of society, I must learn to grant them some privacy and allow them to be themselves.
three tacos on a plate

Three Ways to Celebrate Tacos (Because WHY NOT?)

Discover three wasy to celebrate tacos on taco Tuesday, National Taco Day, and every other day you crave tacos!

Coffee-Filled Memories :: How Coffee Shaped My Life

Coffee is the faithful friend who reminds us of our elders who cared for us, reminds us of our teenage study sessions and first outings, and now reminds us to put the clothes in the dryer.

Tough Topics with My Teen

As parents, we want to think our child is immune to these types of thoughts but sometimes the best thing you can do is just let him or her know you are there to talk about it, and that it's okay to ask for help.