Texas isn't quite the Wild West it sometimes looks like in the movies. I mean, I never rode a horse to school, and I didn't own cowboy boots until I was an adult. But there are some things that...

Not a Mother’s Summer

Summertime has the ability to grant peace and rest for teachers, chaos and sometimes too much togetherness for stay-at-home moms, growth spurts for those babies heading into the toddler years, and enough eye rolls from the teenagers to last...
In just a few weeks, my oldest son will start Kindergarten, and I can’t avoid feeling anxious. I wonder what will happen, how he is going to feel, how I can support him, and so many other questions I...
When I moved to San Antonio two years ago, I didn’t know a soul. After nine years in Chicago raising babies, I was terrified to start all over again and leave behind an amazing mom tribe I had formed over...
I didn't grow up with a best friend. I grew up with the kids of my parents' friends. We did everything together, but we were far enough apart in age and life experiences that we never got emotionally very...
You’re basically living the lyrics straight out of Alanis’s "Ironic," I think to myself. This is a vacation you’ve waited for, counted down for months, weeks, and then finally, days. And yet, here you are: tears streaming down your...

Let Them Be Animals

From the age of one until about year 11, my daughter was a cat. She meowed, cleaned her face with her paws, and scampered around the house, chasing yarn and toy mice. I’d be lying if I said that...
In a sea of sameness, it’s good to be different. At least that’s what we like to tell ourselves, right?  My daughter and I took a trip to the American Girl® store in New York City, which is truly an...
It has been 10 years since I last saw my dad, a decade since I have heard his voice and held his hand. An eternity since I’ve been his little girl. My husband and I got married four months before...
Ladies, I have a proposition: let’s lose the labels. I’m not talking about the designer variety, although I love a good designer label. I’m talking about mommy labels. You know the type, right? "Working mom," "stay-at-home mom," "work-from-home mom,"...
My parents were very private about their political opinions when I was growing up with my siblings, and with that privacy came a gaping hole in political discussion. In fact, whenever someone started talking about presidential candidates during an...
  We'd decided to adopt from the foster care system eight years ago. With hundreds of thousands of children in need of their forever homes, we felt this would be the best route for us to complete our family. As part...
Springtime brings new life with every turn of the corner, from a multitude of colors gracing our flowerbeds to those bright yellow fluffy chicks that are hatching daily in incubators around preschools everywhere. From sidewalk chalk pictures lining the...
My favorite number is three, and this year I turned 33. Leading up to my birthday I thought that since I was turning my favorite number I should plan an elaborate weekend of my favorite things. A restaurant tour...

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Alamo City Moms TASTE: Barbecue Tips from Three Generations of Davila’s...

Not all barbecue is created equal, especially not in Texas, where barbecue is almost a religion. So when a barbecue spot in Seguin draws...