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.
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Tarrant County.

The Ups & Downs of Having a Military Veteran as a Parent

Though his body is moving slower and his words sometimes become jumbled and his thoughts flitter away before they are expressed, I am so proud to call him my father.
A missing child is a parent's worst nightmare.

How to Keep Your Child from Going Missing

We all want to keep our children safe and the best way to do this is to be vigilant. That also applies when going out in public, like going to the store.
Recycle on Earth Day.

10 Tips to Be Environmentally Friendly {Bonus :: Local Earth Day Events}

This civic day of action reminds us that just by changing one habit, like recycling and remembering to put those reusable shopping bags in our cars, makes a difference.
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.