About The Blog & Blogger


Welcome to Critters And Crayons!


The Critters And Crayons Blog. Blogger Tricia Driscoll.


Hey!  I’m Tricia, a former Army Officer and research analyst turned freelance writer-blogger here at  Critters And Crayons and am Founder/Owner of Critters And Crayons, LLC and owner of Knotty Origami, a custom Celtic Knot and Origami Jewelry Design business!

I married a guy I met rappelling out of helicopters in the Army and we’ve produced a couple of innovatively comical and crazy-awesome kids who reliably provide fresh, un-amplified blog material.  Thank Bloggy Goodness.

I took a break from the salaried grind to serve as a Professional Mom and freelance writer and now enjoy finding ways we can have fun and bond as a family wherever we might be while trying to create some resources for Laredo parents.

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Above all, I seek to remember that there is wonder and laughter in this parenting adventure and in the world around us, if we can just stop the bustle long enough to see it With, For, And Because Of Our Kids.

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The Critters and Crayons Blog http://crittersandcrayons.com is about humor in parenting, crafting, education, play, family activities and other intriguing and odd things that bring happiness and laughter.  It aims to find the funny in the every day- and, in particular, the most humorless of parenting situations.  It’s also a place for parents to find resources and first-person reviews of activities around Laredo, Texas for children and families.   The blog launched in April 2011 and became part of Critters And Crayons, LLC in May 2013!

You can contact me via e-mail at Tricia(at)crittersandcrayons.com.

Critters and Crayons got its start as a monthly column for Laredo Family Time Magazine which led to authorship of the Laredo Family Events Guide, a publication packaged and published by Laredo Family Time Magazine.

You can find some more of my articles on BlogHerDailyBuzz MomsWhatToExpect.com, Apartment Therapy, iVillage.com, BuzzFeed DIY, and on WordPress.com’s Freshly Pressed (8/8/2011).


25 Responses to About The Blog & Blogger

  1. You are invited to a Media Breakfast on Thursday July 7, 2011 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am to highlight Cow Appreciation Day 2011 at the Chick-fil-A restaurant at 5118 McPherson. Please contact Rolando Gallegos, RMD, at 956-285-2606 or mkting00594@gmail.com to confirm your attendance. See you there!

  2. You have an amazing website and I want to thank you for giving something special to all mothers around Laredo. I especially love your updated calendar of events, and the research you spent doing on the parks and local events; it makes living in Laredo exciting, especially for my girls. We usually say “there is nothing to do in Laredo!” but I realized that phrase is definitely false; I found myself doing so much more because of your website, and for that I thank you.

    • Wow! Erika, your comment may have made my year! I am so pleased that you find it helpful. We won’t be in Laredo forever, but my goal was to highlight what we could while we are here. I really wished there was a resource for families when we arrived her a year and a half ago. Your words are so kind and they give me fuel to keep working on highlighting the good things about family life here. Thanks you so much!

  3. Thanks, Trish, for your presence and reporting of the book festival at the library in Laredo! I hope when I come back I can get some time with the home-school association there! Tell your friends about me! I’m on Facebook!

  4. Oh I plan on it thanking her as am sure you are. There have been a few that I need to bow in front of an pay homage -so a big thanky post will be in the future. Random acts of kindness and generosity should not go unnoticed. I was taken back, for thirty seconds I actually thought there was another site out there with the same name. Regardless am looking forward to reading along with critters and crayons.

    • Thanks so much, Kristen! I must admit that’s my fifth bestowment and I’m just so honored every time! I’ll add your blog to the C&C Thankful Features Page for the award! Thanks so much!!!

    • Thanks so much, Mike- I think you were on my old blog- but I think it was in the wp.com reader. I lost all you guys when I migrated to the wp.org! 🙁

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  7. Would like to know more about your programs. Am a retired juvenile probation officer and have a seven and six year old nieces. That would attending functions. I would also like to know when the water parks are open. Thank you so much.
    PS in working with children from ages 10-18 who had many problems if any help needed I am free to help in programs or public speaking helping parents what to look for to prevent drug usage and gang participation..thank you Patricia Martinez pamartinez68@Hotmail.com

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