Aria means Lion(ness) of God

It’s true. That’s one of the reasons why we chose the name for strength and (girl) power. Fearlessness. And friends let me tell you that in her almost 19 months of life, she has certainly lived up to the name. Especially for me because I. am. depressed.

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Year in Review… Where Did the Time Go?

You guys… what a year! And what in the time warp? My daughter, Aria, turned one and I can hardly believe the transformation that she’s made in just that short a time. I know people say time flies but I literally just gave birth to her yesterday. How is she already a year old? Well, over the year, as you know, I’ve given here a different career every month to encourage her to imagine, play and dream big. Here’s that year in review.

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Aria in Onederland

My Bug just turned one and let me tell you, what an event it was. I had the most fun celebrating her and with her. As a crafty, EXTRA, mom (I told ya’ll I’m very extra) I had to everything and do everything big.

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In Honor of National Cookie Day – Snickerdoodles

So today is National Cookie Day and we loooooove a good cookie. Here’s to an oldie but always a goodie… Snickerdoodles.

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Coping with Separation Anxiety… How to Do It

So I recently had to go away for a work trip and leave my baby with my husband and her grandmother. Now, I’ll tell you, this has absolutely nothing to do with my husband’s ability to care for our child (he did great – a little more about that later) or my mother’s knack for giving her treats that are too advanced for her age – isn’t that what grandma’s do? It totally has to do with me and what I didn’t expect to happen to me – but it did. Dunh dunh dunnnnhhhhh…. separation anxiety.

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Babies, Bows, and Butterflies 🦋

My daughter loves to explore everything around her. She is a virtual sponge, even at 4-months old. She is so alert and attentive, I’m always so shocked that her attention span is greater than 30 seconds.

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Dazzling on Date Night

Being pretty on date night is a breeze. Just pop on a cute and flirty dress, apply a little makeup and go! Your significant other – and you for that matter – will be glad you did!

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Rediscover The Style in Your Own Backyard

This is a little stroll my pixie and I took through the McGovern Centennial Gardens in Houston’s Hermann Park district.

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6 Secrets to Insane Romance … Even With an Infant

One of the hardest things to do after the baby was to get in the mood. Where was time for me and my husband? Here’s 6 secrets to bringing the insane, can’t-keep-my-hands-off-you, kisses and cuddles romance.

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