The Albuquerque BioPark in New Mexico

polar bear at the Albuquerque Zoo

One of the greatest attractions our family visited during our recent trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the Albuquerque BioPark (ABQ BioPark). The ABQ BioPark includes four areas, all linked by a small train: The Zoo, The Aquarium, The Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach. All can be visited separately or  you can visit all four […]

Pulling back on Facebook

Yield - Facebook

Last year I filmed the video below as part of an introduction to Action San Antonio (a group I co-organize to help local nonprofits learn to use social media). At the time, it was a joke. But in the months since, it’s become a self-fulfilling prophecy. I have a confession to make: I’m really starting […]

Summer activities abound at Texas’ Horseshoe Bay Resort

The beach at Lake LBJ at the Marriott Horseshoe Bay Resort in the Texas Hill Country

Disclosure: My children and I received a complimentary one-night stay in a king corner suite at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. We were also treated to dinner at the Lantana Grill and Bar, one of the resort’s fine dining establishments. However, all opinions and photographs in this review are mine. One of the best things about […]

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort

Just north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, nestled in a small valley with stunning views of the Sandia Mountains sits the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort. Our family recently enjoyed four days at this Southwestern gem. First impressions Once you turn onto Tamaya Boulevard from Highway 550, you can’t see the resort. Even though you’re just a […]

Pressure to be the perfect parent

San Antonio Living show

San Antonio mom bloggers appeared on the San Antonio Living show today to discuss whether or not social media makes moms feel the need to be perfect. Pressure to parent perfectly? Melanie, with ¿Que Means What?, talked about how everything on social network Pinterest looks so lovely, but when she attempts the projects she sees […]

Our smiles are how we greet the world

Invisalign for Teens

The Tooth Fairy paid her first visit to our house last fall when our daughter started losing her baby teeth. As her adult teeth grew in, it became evident to our dentist that she’ll need to have her teeth straightened at some point in the future. “Oh, no,” I sighed, when he told me. It […]

5 Cool Things About New Mexico

family road trip from San Antonio to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico

“You’re going where?” my parents asked when we mentioned our Summer plans. “Aren’t there wildfires there? Is it safe to visit?” a friend questioned. “Why New Mexico?” we heard again, and again. When deciding where to vacation this summer, we choose a road trip to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Our friends and family seemed to […]