Deb Tamez

Deb is a wife, a mother of 3 and a small business owner. Deb and her husband have enjoyed raising their children in the DFW area for more than 15 years, but in the summer of 2018, they left the suburbs for the rural life. During the pandemic, Deb left public school to build (from the ground up) The Eagle’s Nest Play to Learn Center, a nature-play preschool for children ages 3-5 years old. She enjoys teaching and educating others on the benefits of nature and play for young children. Her family has adapted to the slower-pace of life in their rural community, in Navarro County.
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We Left the Dallas Suburbs for Rural Life {Here’s What It’s Really Like}

Four years ago, I uprooted my party of five from the suburbs of Dallas and relocated to a rural town of 300. Talk about a culture shock. Though it was a move we needed...
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College Scholarship Woes {How We Got Through It}

Got a junior or a senior in high school this upcoming school year? Thinking about scholarships? Tackling scholarships is a team effort, parents! No one tells you about the pain and agony of scholarship...

Where’s the Glamour in Being a Teacher Mom?

There are so many misconceptions about teachers.  I hear different ones every year. Despite what you may have heard, teachers do not have a glamorous life.  We don't have summers off completely, nor do...
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Game Night with the Family!

There's something you should know about my family, we LOVE game nights and we are so competitive! We started this family fun tradition last year.  Our weekly game nights are once a week, right...

Mom on the Run

I don't share this story often or with many, but right after I had my second child, I was very overweight and unhealthy. I had just been laid off from my corporate job and...

Ditching the Suburbs for the Countryside

We sold our home in the suburbs this past month and it still feels a little surreal. Our house of 15 years was the place for holiday gatherings, birthdays, celebrations and of course, this...

Selling Your Home :: Surviving Home Showings with Your Kids

This spring we decided to put our home on the market. The goal was to list by the end of March and move by summer. By mid-April our home sailed through the option period...

5 Tips to Help Our Kids Get Through STAAR Testing Week

As we say good-bye to Spring Break and say Hello to April, I cringe just a little bit. April is the month of cramming in last-minute tutoring sessions and anxiety begins to build up in...
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Melted Heart Crayons :: A DIY Valentine’s Day Craft Idea for the Classroom

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Can you believe it?  Have you thought about the classroom treats your child will hand out this Valentine's Day yet? How much time do you have for DIY...

Every {Single} Birthday My Children Have Is a Big Deal

Being Hispanic, we have many cultural traditions that we celebrate. We keep those traditions alive by passing them on to the children in our families. I am all for preserving these traditions and I...

I Can Be a Better Mom When I Can Do Something {Just For Me}

Sometimes moms need a break from mommyhood. When I say a break, I don't mean walking into another room to "breathe" and count to ten.  I do that every day. I love my kids and...

Family Fall Favorites Outside of the DFW Area

Originally published November 2017. We stay pretty busy during the school year and over the summer. But my most favorite season to make plans for is the fall! When the air turns cooler and we...