My one indulgence when doing laundry. . .and sometimes the reason I'm okay doing laundry. . .is that I get to catch up on some Netflix viewing. A couple of nights ago while folding sheets I started watching the documentary, Fed Up. The premise of the documentary is that the reason we have an obesity epidemic,
If you've been following my blog you might remember when I posted about our first RV trip. In a nutshell, two years ago we rented an RV for Spring Break and traveled to two amazing Texas State Parks (Balmorhea and Garner), the McDonald Observatory and Fort Davis National Historic Site. It was one of the most memorable
I'm so glad it is Friday but I don't think the weekend is going to be too relaxing! We have a weekend of baseball games and Luke's and Will's Birthday is on Sunday. (Am I the only mother who signs her kids up for outdoor sports and then prays for rain?!) We should all be
The winter in South Texas has been pretty mild, so if you're a gardener in these parts, you're already picking your first batch of snow peas from the vines. That is the case with my friend and colleague, Bob. We are often discussing or rather commiserating on our gardens and the weather and the bugs. He
This is the only picture I have of Maddie and Marc somewhat holding hands as babies. They loved to sleep together--and seemed to sleep better when the other was there--but they didn't necessarily reach out and cling to the other. I love this picture because Maddie does seem to be reaching out and touching Marc.
I know a few days have passed since the fourth of July but we had such a crazy, unexpected day that I thought I'd share some pictures. The morning started with the annual parade in Georgetown, Colorado. We've "marched/walked" in about three of these parades with my brother, Tim Mauck, who is county commissioner for Clear Creek
I have come to the conclusion that hotels don't work for my family of seven. Actually I realized this a few of years ago when we started the 15+ hour drive from San Antonio to Denver in one day, just to avoid spending the night in a hotel. We no longer fit in one room and two rooms
A mom never forgets the sting of being called an irresponsible parent. And, yet, often the truth in that accusation leads to something good. And, when you think of being called irresponsible, you might think it was a grandparent or relative who would have leveled such a blow. But, in our case it was our financial planner.
Today I'm paying homage to my maternal Hungarian roots. Living in San Antonio has meant that I've adopted quite a few flavors and recipes from my husband's Hispanic heritage. But, today we go back to the Ohio Valley where my mom's family settled and bring forward a delicious, easy, and oh-so-cool cucumber salad that is
Is it too cliché to say that one must sometimes go away in order to see where they are? I’m writing this on my flight back to San Antonio from my 25th college reunion at Creighton University. I’m exhausted and exhilarated and, to be honest, a little uneasy about returning home. The weekend gave me