Kathy Riojas-Crespo

Kathy is a native Texan who has lived in Carrollton since she was four. She holds a master's degree in counseling from SMU. After 13 years in public education, Kathy traded middle-school hallways for a small office in a private practice. She and her husband, Juan, are raising three children whose ages span from 21 to four years old. Following an autism diagnosis of their youngest son, Kathy has prioritized mental and physical health. Nothing prepares you for this news as a parent. Kathy credits her friends, family, faith, Trader Joe's, Orangetheory, and the occasional weekend getaway for keeping her fulfilled and sane.

5 Types of Gifts That Are Always In Stock

This year, gift-giving is going to look much different. I’m replacing boxes with envelopes because if there’s one thing we need less of in my home, is more stuff. Blame the shipping delays. Blame...

Holidays are Hard :: Confessions from a Special Needs Mom

We secured the kids' costumes months ago. The planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities is almost done. Trust me, I don't operate this way because I want to; I operate this way because I...

My Favorite Season to Make Memories with My Own Parents

The only season that really mattered in my childhood home began with F and ended with LL. Not fall, but football. I’m a child of the ’90s. When the glory days of the Dallas Cowboys...

Sorority Recruitment :: 3 Ways to Support Your Daughter

And just like that, the little girl whose tiny hugs made you melt will be off to college. For thousands of young women, sorority recruitment will be their first official college experience. The house...
Summertime Magic

{microblog} Summertime Magic is for Mommas Too

Ten years ago, my badge of honor as a mom was proof that my kid was busy and happy, even if I was stressed and exhausted. My summertime plans were her plans because I...

Preparing for Middle School :: 4 Conversations to Start This Summer

When August arrives, your soon-to-be middle schooler might feel anxious about what to expect. Helping your child prepare for the transition to middle school doesn't have to be overwhelming. Engage in these intentional conversations...

{2021} Teacher Appreciation Gift Guide

May marks the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Month. Teacher gifts don't have to be expensive. Your thoughtfulness, creativity, and time are resources that can produce something meaningful for the teachers in your life.  Every teacher...