Tess is an Arlington native, who only moved away for her time at Texas A&M University, where she obtained an early childhood through sixth grade education degree. After graduation, she moved back to Arlington, started teaching, and married the man of her dreams. She then pursued her masters in mind, brain, and education from the University of Texas at Arlington. She now has a beautiful two-year-old daughter. Tess is currently the director of children's ministries at a church in Arlington. She loves travel, nature, and being with family.
Things don't have to look perfect this Thanksgiving to have gratitude.

10 New Thanksgiving Traditions for Your Family :: Pick One!

My daughter's contribution to Thanksgiving can be muffins that we make every year to share with family and friends. It makes it more special that my daughter made it. 
How to make a blessing bag

Local Community Service Projects and Volunteer Ideas for Kids of Every Age

One of my favorite serving activities to do is make sack lunches for the local shelter. We make turkey sandwiches with chips, fruit, and a dessert, and we put it in a sack lunch for the residents.
Connecting with other moms is important.

The Importance of Connecting

Sometimes motherhood is lonely. We are caught up in work, making lunches, setting appointments, and driving our kids everywhere that when we finally have time to ourselves, we just want to sleep.
Brave an RV adventure with a toddler for some family fun.

RV Survival Tips for Toddlers

Having an RV is amazing especially if you love the great outdoors, but do not want to camp, and like to take road trips. After taking the RV out a few times with my two year old, I have learned so much about traveling with a toddler.