Mey Ly Ortiz

Mey Ly Ortiz
The proud daughter of immigrants, Mey grew up behind the counter of a convenience store in Kaufman, Texas. After studying communications at Texas A&M (whoop!), she got her law degree from Southern Methodist University and stuck around North Texas after meeting her husband, Jason — a Navy veteran and Ironman — in a running store. While she herself has completed six marathons, 21 half-marathons, and a handful of triathlons, it was before she earned her favorite title of all, which is mom. When she is not chasing her kids, she's chasing her best self on the Peloton, devouring a book on Audible, or myth-busting "work-life balance" on her personal
Farmers markets in Collin County

Fun & Fresh :: A Roundup of Farmers Markets in Collin County

From Celina to Carrollton, here's a roundup of farmers markets across Collin County.
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3 Places to Volunteer as a Family in Collin County

Before I had kids, community service was a big part of my life. It wasn't hard to find something to do on my own. But now that I have children, it is harder to...
Clothes sorted into two piles: keep and donate

Fall Clearing :: 10 Places to Donate in Collin County

I have happily given away toys, clothes and things to my neighbors. I have also happily received things I needed like kids hangers, book shelves and kids sports equipment.
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6 Tips for Choosing a Daycare

Here are a few tips on things to consider when choosing daycare based on our experience and crowdsourcing from my mom squad.
Colorful holi powders.

Holi for Newbies

I personally love how Holi, the Indian festival of colors, culturally celebrates the transition from winter to spring — when new colors appear in nature — and new beginnings.
A woman in bed looking at her phone.

How to Make Mom Friends as an Introvert

The thought of putting myself out there and possibly being rejected outright is downright terrifying!
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5 Tips for Moms Who Travel for Work

I am a huge fan of creating "systems" in my life. In other words, if there is something you have to do often, come up with a standard process then "rinse and repeat."
A crib in a blue room is a newborn essential.

5 MVPs of the Baby Registry :: From a Mom of Three

One of the most overwhelming parts about being a new parent is all. the. stuff. You don't know what you don't know. You don't know what you need. And even if you have somehow curated a decent...