7 Best Netflix Family Movies Based on Books


We are huge movie night fans here at the Maker Mama house. We spend at least one night on the weekend making homemade pizza and snuggling on the couch to watch one of our favorite Netflix family movies. And with summer coming, it’s prime time for family movie night. The kids and I are also all […]

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March Photo Diary

We shook off the cold, rainy days and burst into spring last month. There were a lot of free family events around town, and we paid visits to the San Antonio Museum of Art‘s First Sunday for Families, the McNay‘s spring break days, and Artpace‘s Family Day–San Antonio is a great place for art and […]

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Camping at Goliad State Park


The kids were off for Spring Break last week, and although we’re usually staycationers, we planned an overnight camping trip at Goliad State Park. We’ve only been camping once with the kids (and that was ages ago when there were only three!). The park is also a historic site that played a big part in […]

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The Most Important Back to School Supply Not on Your List

This time last year I was freaking out. We had just made our decision to take our kids out of public school and homeschool them for the first time ever. We’d pseudo-homeschooled over the summer and spent an incredible amount of time researching curriculum, philosophies, and you-can-do-it blog posts about the freedom of do-it-yourself education. […]

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