Deb Tamez

Deb is a Mommy to 3 and originally from Sonora- where Hill Country meets West Texas! Deb and her husband of 19 years have been raising their kids here in the DFW area. When her kids aren't keeping her busy, Deb is training for marathons. "I drag my family all over Texas and even across state lines for a race! I love the experience and the memories I am making with my family on each trip to the starting line." Deb is also an early childhood educator and an entrepreneur, running a mobile photo booth out of a restored 1960's vintage camper.

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...

Mom Confessions :: On Raising Middle Schoolers

I lived through those newborn days where my baby was confused about night/day and I felt like I could never sleep, it actually felt like it would never end. Then I lived through the terrible...

How To Host a Backyard Movie Night On a Budget

In our family, we love movies! We try to stay on top of the latest kid flicks and get out to the cinema as often as our budget allows.  But over the years, we've...