Mama(s) Around the House

We are three moms writing about parenting toddlers, maintaining our households, keeping up with our spouses, and trying to have fun while at it! Liz, Lisa, and Robyn all bring different experiences to the blog for readers' enjoyment.

Liz is a winner of Top 25 Southern Moms - 2013

What's the best part of raising a family in the South?

Our blog is written by a couple different Moms, so we have multiple answers.

Liz: One of the best parts is the weather. Having lived up North previously, it's nice to not have to shovel snow often (although an occasional snowfall would be pretty). We don't have to de-ice our cars (typically). You can't even find a windshield ice scraper down here (even if you need one once every 10 years or so, you're SOL).

Robyn: The best part about raising a family in the South is the weather. We make sun tea during the summer and let the kids run around in their underwear while cooling off running through home-made (Pinterest inspired) PVC sprinklers!

What's the biggest misconception about living in the South?

Liz: The biggest misconceptions are that everyone in the South loves country music, rides a horse (or knows how to), and loves George Bush. While you do find some people who love their country and horses and are Republicans, that's not everyone.

Robyn: The biggest misconception about the South is that not everybody rides horses to town. We do however take pride in 4x4s, dirt roads, and cold beer.

What do your kids love most about living in the South?

Liz: My kids are still small (3 and 1) so they don't have many opinions about where we live yet. Although my older son loves to play outside in shorts in November, so I bet he would say that he liked the weather. One thing that's nice family-wise is that in San Antonio there are lots of options for kid friendly activities, and lots of outdoors things to do if you want to drive a little bit to Austin, Round Rock, New Braunfels, and other local areas.

Robyn: Our kids love to go to Mimi and Papa's house (their grandparents) and chase their chickens, collect the eggs, and use a (mini) hacksaw to saw tree limbs. They love to work out there. It's their idea of "fun."