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Who Can Donate Their Eggs? Egg Donation and You

Who can donate their eggs? Are there risks or side effects? Does it hurt? Who is going to use my eggs? These are some examples of valid questions a young woman asks herself when deciding to become an egg donor.…

How to Save Money on Family Debt

One of the biggest challenges that modern families face, is figuring out how to spend less money,…

What Thermostat Temperature Setting Should I Use in the Summer?

In this day and age, every little bit you do to help the environment helps. Conserving energy is one of the major global concerns, and those efforts start right there in your home. But when the summer comes, many homeowners don’t give a…

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Once upon a time when I went to school, I remember passing through metal detectors and scanners.  I was a constant target of inspection, being an alto sax player.  My case…


Added by Erica Guevara on December 18, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments

That Bulky Thing

This may seem like a weird thing to be thankful for, but I’m thankful for that bulky mattress…

So, we upgraded to a new bed months ago. However, our old king mattress still lives in our home, much to my chagrin. The kids protested getting rid of it.  “Please mom, not yet!” It’s now become one of the kids’ favorite…


Added by Erica Guevara on November 21, 2012 at 9:12pm — No Comments


It's been a painful number of days; hard to write ...

My beloved dogs vanished from my yard; an oversight by my mother-in-law.  Truth be told, I couldn't even look at her because I was so upset. I believe I discovered first hand how "seething" actually felt.  That was an emotional jolt I don't wish on anyone; the side…


Added by Erica Guevara on January 20, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Baby Gear Mom: Dropcam

Here’s a handy extra set of eyes with a very easy set up. Even non-techy people can handle it!  Dropcam is a video surveillance system that connects easily to your computer.  Plug it into an outlet, and your computer router and done!

The internet-based system allows you to monitor wherever you position the camera,…


Added by Erica Guevara on December 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Baby Gear Mom: Travel Tot Childproofing Kit

Let’s face it, hazards are everywhere when you have a little one. That’s why you childproof your house right?  But when you leave your house, you’re on your own. The Travel Tot kit aims to address childproofing on the go. It includes over 30 pieces for a variety of safety concerns like securing furniture and entrances, pointy…


Added by Erica Guevara on December 8, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Baby Gear Mom: Children's ACCUDIAL

A new study by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology shows even small overdoses of acetaminophen over time can be deadly.  Too much can eventually cause serious liver damage, among other issues.

And, studies also show, more than half of parents give their children inaccurate doses*. It can boil down a number of…


Added by Erica Guevara on December 7, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

The murder of Georgia 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera eats at me.  The thought the animal who did this is still out there, it just makes my blood boil and my soul hurt.  Bendito!

I pray for…


Added by Erica Guevara on December 7, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Playing Producer

3-2-1 … I’m a producer. While you sleep, I work. What does a producer do? I create the newscast you wake up to every morning.

The life of a TV morning show producer is simple on paper only. We crank out scripts, produce segments, supervise a live show, communicate concurrently to staff, etc. etc. etc., and it has to be…


Added by Erica Guevara on December 6, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Chips Ahoy or Oreos?

Oreos or Chips Ahoy?  That’s the big debate in my house.  Actually, I’m quite out numbered.  Oreos win by a landslide.  I don’t get it.  I can’t take all that creme after a while.  ¡Repugna!The kids and hubby love all the options Oreos have to offer: split them in half for a creme side, and a…


Added by Erica Guevara on December 5, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

November's Spotlight Winner

Congrats to Jenn with Misadventures in Motherhood for winning November's hop!


December's hop is up and running!  …


Added by Erica Guevara on December 5, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Thank You Xavier Roberts

Each year we hear about the must-have toys and gadgets of the season.  It's hard not to think of one of the first Christmas gifts I remember: my Cabbage Patch doll.  Her official name was Zia Terri.  I changed her name to Tina Marie.  Good ol' Tina with her bright yellow track suit, brown yarn braids,…


Added by Erica Guevara on December 1, 2011 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Life In An Instant

Taking pictures has been a hobby for as long as I can remember.  I’m not a pro or anything, but it’s something I truly enjoy. I remember the smile on my face when I took this picture on a small beach in Loiza, Puerto Rico.  We literally stumbled upon it during one of our “let’s get lost” excursions.  It was so beautiful, we…


Added by Erica Guevara on November 30, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments

Bending the Rules

Thanksgiving weekend tends to be a big deal in my house. It’s Thanksgiving, ShaiAnne’s birthday and also the weekend when we dust off the Christmas decorations. Who needs a calendar when our mini drill sergeants are on the case, asking “when Mom, when Dad?” They absolutely love it and squeal in excitement when it’s…


Added by Erica Guevara on November 28, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Baby Gear Mom: Hearts For Hearts Girls

I love toys that promote diversity, and the Heart For Hearts girls do that and more!  Meet Dell, Rahel, Consuelo, Nahji, Tipi and Lilian.  Representing 6 different countries (USA, Ethiopia, Mexico, India, Laos and Belarus), a portion of each doll purchase goes to help children’s charities in those countries; made…


Added by Erica Guevara on November 23, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

What's Your Playlist?

So excited, I got my new sneakers this weekend.  My pinkies (the name I gave them, although they favor a salmon tint) are finally being put to bed.  4 races, more than 100 runs, over 30,000 calories burned – it feels good.  I went a little goth with my new pick, mostly because these would match most of what I would wear.  Since…


Added by Erica Guevara on November 21, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Baby Gear Mom: Flip to Win Hangman

Old school Hangman is new again!  Melissa and Doug makes this fun word guessing game, that’s a mess-free game board.  Think of a word or phrase, write each letter slot on the dry-erase board and it’s game on! Flip these wooden letter tiles over to keep track of each guess.  Reveal more of the…


Added by Erica Guevara on November 15, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Meet Me at Morgan's Wonderland

Deric and I had a chance for some nice Mommy and Me time this weekend.  We joined a mom’s group for an outing at Morgan’s Wonderland in Northeast San Antonio; those of you who live here have surely heard of it.  It’s one of the city’s newest amusement parks…


Added by Erica Guevara on November 14, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Soap Solution


When “All My Children” bit the dust earlier this year, the reason given – dwindling audience interest in soaps.  Immediately I thought of what I’ve heard from so many people.  American soaps just never end.  I think that was part of the problem. How many times is a character going to get married, change careers, get possessed, die and come back to life again?  It gets a…


Added by Erica Guevara on November 7, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Gear TV - Potty Training Little Ones Book

Baby Gear Mom discusses the Potty Training Little Ones book. Watch!

Added by Erica Guevara on November 3, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Baby Gear Mom: Citrus Lane

When you have a baby, the needs evolve as quickly as they grow.  Before you know it, they’re in the next stage of development, learning and messiness.  So what do you give your fave baby bundle as they mature?  Citrus Lane is one interesting idea.

Think of it like a wine of the month club – but for baby… Continue

Added by Erica Guevara on November 3, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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