The Story Of Three: January 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What To Do in Fort Worth - Special Needs Friendly



I've lived in Fort Worth my entire life - there is so much to do and so many family friendly places to visit! Growing up we went camping, took family outings to The Stockyards, attended the State Fair, the list goes on and on. Well now that I have children of my own, we enjoy taking trips and going out as often as we can. When Big Brother C was a baby, I didn't seek sensory friendly or special needs friendly places or businesses because at that age he didn't struggle with sensory issues like he does now.

The past few years I've really taken note of the places he doesn't like to go to or places he can't handle because of crowd control, volume, lighting etc. There are still some places he goes with me because sometimes he just has too but we may time it differently, everything I do I take into account for how it will effect Big Brother C.

So anyways, here's a few of our special needs and sensory friendly places to visit if you are in the Fort Worth area!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Reimagine your floors with My Floor Style

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Flooring has come along way over the last few years, now a days, you can pretty much find any color/style pattern your heart desires and have it installed. From options like carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile and more, when it comes to laying new flooring down - the possibilities are endless! 

I quickly realized after having children that carpet was not our friend anymore, it works for some people but for our family I really wanted something different. The question was, what did I want? It can be exhausting to shop for flooring, I don't want to drag the entire family to the store to shop samples and I don't need a million sales guys showing up at my door pressuring me into buying their "specials". 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lugz Snow White Collection

(Disclosure: I partnered with USFamilyGuide.com & Lugz for this promotion, all opinions are my own)


Do you remember my Step into Fall with Lugz Footwear post from October? Those boots are my favorite and are so comfy! Well, I'm so excited to return with Lugz and their new Snow White Collection!

Lugz introduces its "Snow White" collection! Whether the real "white" stuff touches down by you or not, you can still look fashionable and be comfortable this winter! Since 1993 Lugz has been making great footwear for the entire family, but it just keeps getting better and better. Treat yourself and be ready for whatever weather comes your way. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy 10th Birthday


Dear My Big Guy,

(January 2016)


                 Today you are 10 years old, big #10, I still can't believe it. Today we celebrate you turning 10, although it probably feels like just another normal day for you. I hope you know how much mommy loves you, how much I adore you - how much we all love and adore you! You've taught me over the years how to love deeply and differently - in a good way. I tell you daily that I love you but you've taught me to show you love in other forms, deep compression hugs, cuddles on the couch, high-fives and with endless smiles and laughter. 

I can't believe it's been 10 years since you entered my life, you are the best thing that has ever happened to me. I remember holding your tiny 6 pound body in my arms feeling like I won the lottery. You were a gorgeous baby boy who has turned into a very handsome young man. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Get To Know Me





My favorites:

Food: Enchiladas

Drink: Dr Pepper

Dessert: Blue Bell's Cookies N Cream Ice Cream

Candy: Peanut Butter M&M's

Favorite Restaurant: Pasado's Mexican Cafe

Fast Food: ChickFilA, Sonic and Schlotzsky's

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Back To School

(Disclosure: I partnered with Sverve to complete this campaign for CoOptions Social. Compensation was received, however all opinions are my own)

Happy New Year! I hope your winter break was fabulous, my children returned back to school today and as much as I've enjoyed having them home - I'm ready to get back to what we call "normal". It always seems like it takes a few days to get back into our normal routine after a long break. This morning we were ready though, alarm clocks set, school clothes set out the night before and I even had their lunch boxes packed and ready to go!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Welcome!


Hi there!

       Welcome to The Story of Three, formerly known as IHeart-Motherhood! I'm Jessica, the single parent and full time writer behind the blog. I have to children known as Big Brother C and Little Sister C, my big guy has Autism and is my oldest child. We live in Texas and keep a very busy, strict schedule that is filled with work, school, therapy and fun!

I've been writing for over five years and I felt 2016 was time for a change. Re-branding is a lot of work and so far the only issue I've had is with Facebook switching names. So, I'm hoping I can change the name with out creating a new page and losing over 15,000 fans!