Destiny Cookus

Destiny is a San Antonio native who made her way up to Dallas via I-35 with a pit stop in Waco for college at Baylor University. She is married to her college sweetheart and is mama to 2 boys. She is an elementary music teacher by day and has a side hustle with Young Living Essential Oils. When she isn't working or busy with church activities, Destiny can be found exploring all the best coffee shops in the area or wandering around local farmer's markets with her family. Follow her Dallas teacher-mom adventures over on Instagram @capturingcookus.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month At Home

Hispanic Heritage Month is nationally recognized from September 15th to October 15th each year. According to the U.S. Census, Hispanic Heritage is the heritage of any person "of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or...

Grandparent’s Day :: Five Ways To Celebrate From Afar

  There’s nothing like the relationship between a child and their grandparents. Whenever I think of family holidays or large get-togethers, I'm flooded with memories of Grandma and Grandpa’s house, hilarious stories, and delicious food....

A Letter to my Oldest Starting Kindergarten During Covid-19

Dearest boy, As I write this, you are napping with your younger brother, something I had hoped you would’ve grown out of by this point into summer but here we are. You don’t quite know...

Dallas Area Farmers Market Roundup!

There’s nothing quite like Saturday mornings spent at a local farmers market. These casual outdoor markets offer so much for the community, especially for anyone seeking out locally and ethically sourced meat and produce....

The Virtual Group Outdoor Scavenger Hunt {FREE PRINTABLE!}

My kiddos and I are pretty outdoorsy. We really like spending time in parks and outdoor play areas. We also really like being visiting with grandparents and friends. Staying home due to COVID-19 has...

At-Home Elementary Music Resources and Activities

Every year in March, I get to bring to light something near and dear to my heart. As an elementary music teacher, part of my job is to advocate for my students and for...

{Five} Casual Daytime Date Ideas Around Dallas

Finding alone time with your spouse can be tricky in the midst of juggling parenting, work, school, and whatever else is on your plate. And it can often be an added challenge to plan...