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Jaki

Jaki
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I'm a mama of 2 ambitious and nonstop girls. Founder & Owner of Brick Drop Co, firm believer in live and let live, lover of science, learning, teaching methodologies (Montessori, Reggio Emilia, etc), not a great crafter, lover of animals, and vegetarian/vegan. My partner and I have been together for 10+ years and we strive to spend time together hiking, playing board games, building Lego, traveling, and spending time with our kiddos, pup, and cats.

Advent Calendar Ideas

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I’ll be honest: I never had an advent calendar growing up. This was not taught in my Southern Texas, Mexico bordering town. Instead, Christmas was (and still is) a time to think about the...

Nochebuena: A Celebration of Family

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When my husband and I first got pregnant, I remember telling him enthusiastically about the traditions my family had during the holidays. As a person of Mexican descent who spent most of her life...

It’s Not a Mustache: Hyperpigmentation After Pregnancy

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“Maybe you should wax your mustache,” I remember rolling my eyes at this incredibly moronic comment made at my appearance by an internet troll hiding behind a fake profile picture. I usually ignore comments...

My Adult ADHD Diagnosis

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Please raise your hand if watching TikTok videos helped you realize that there might be something a little funky going on with your brain. I know it sounds incredibly cliche at the moment, but...

Why I Tell Others I Have PCOS

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Looking back, I’m still shocked that I didn’t get diagnosed with PCOS until I was 28. Many of the signs were there in plain sight. Sadly, my story isn’t all that new. Many ailments...

Breaking the Norm: Embracing the No-Shave Lifestyle

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I can still remember the first time I slathered my skin in shaving cream and used a razor to remove hair from my body. I had been watching an older cousin shave her legs...

Setting Sail: Tips From My Magical Disney Cruise Experience

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“I have to say, after all of this, I’m definitely a Disney Cruise Line fan. When can we book our next cruise?”  Those amazing words were spoken by my husband as we walked away from...

Creating Our Summer Schedule

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We’re experiencing our first summer break. I’ll be honest, six years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined this day would have ever arrived. I was holding a squishy little baby who was utterly perfect. That...

Summer Survival – Items to Keep in your Car

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Summer is thriving, even if the weather doesn’t always feel like it! We’ve gone from skin-melting hot days to goose-bumpy mornings and everything in between. Regardless of how the weather is behaving, one of...

What to Do With Your Pets While on Vacation

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You've done all the work planning the perfect vacation for your family. Everyone is getting excited as the countdown begins, and you're starting to gather the items needed. You're making lists of things to...

Making the Difficult Decision to Rehome Our Dog

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This post is going to start with some backstory. If you’ve read anything of mine before, you know that my little family is a family of vegans. We became vegan for a variety of...

World Vegan Month: Two Questions I Get Asked

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For World Vegan Month, I thought I’d jump on here to discuss two of the significant questions we get as a vegan family. Especially a vegan family that grew up in Texas, where BBQ...

ADHD Diagnosis as an Adult

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You're welcome to roll your eyes and grumble when I tell you how I first became suspicious of the fact that I have ADHD. It started with TikTok (I see those eyes rolling up...

Self Care: What Is A Float Spa?

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I should try out a float spa. I remember where this idea came from. I was doom scrolling on Facebook like one does, and I saw a post from a local woman asking about salt...