Aidee

Aidee
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Born and raised in the north part of Mexico, Aidée is a mom of two boys who considers San Antonio a great place to raise kids, even though all her family lives on the other side of the border. She speaks only Español at home and tries to teach her boys about their heritage, learning as well about American traditions and having fun adapting to both cultures. Favorite Restaurant: Palenque Grill Favorite Landmark: Mission San Jose Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Rodeo

Handwriting Help for Young Kids

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“Write so others can understand without you explaining what it says.” I told my son this the other day. Even though he can correctly spell many words at 6-years-old, his handwriting is a challenge....

Escritura Para Niños

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“Escribe para que quien lea pueda entender” - le dije el otro día a mi hijo en primer grado. A sus 6 años y aunque puede deletrear correctamente muchas de las palabras que están...

A Letter of Love and Gratitude to Teachers During the Pandemic

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Dear Teachers, It’s hard to believe, but we are almost at the end of another school year. With the exception that kids must wear a mask every day, and parents are not permitted to enter...

How to Prepare Your Family for a Natural Disaster

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It’s hard to believe it's already been a month since 'snovid.' The extreme cold, power failures, and water outages are almost a distant memory now. If someone told me that San Antonio could reach...

14 Days of Valentine Ideas for Kids

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The other day while strolling through Target, I came across a Valentine count down—14 days of surprises like an advent calendar. I had been thinking about how happy my kids were with our Elf...

How Pokémon Became More Than a Cartoon for My Son

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A year ago, I would have never imagined that I would be searching for Pokémon classes in Outschool, but my son loves Pikachu and I have learned that this can help him in different...

Mi Historia Al Ser Una Mamá Que Trabaja

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Este mes, cumplo 10 años de trabajar para la compañía que me vio convertirme en mamá y no puedo evitar pensar en lo mucho que han cambiado las cosas desde que inicié. Hace poco,...

From Workaholic to Working Mom: How I’ve Changed After 10 Years as a Working...

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Recently, I reached my 10th year anniversary at the company where I became a mom, and I can’t help but think how everything has changed for me since I started. Not too long ago...

Resiliencia: lo que mi hijo me enseñó al regresar a la escuela durante la...

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‘Resiliency.’ Hace poco, escuché esa palabra en inglés y para ser honesta, no sabía lo que significaba y jamás había escuchado la palabra ‘resiliencia’ en español, pero aprendí su significado sin traducirla. Una y...

Resiliency: What My Son has Taught Me Going Back to School During the Pandemic

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Resiliency. I’m a Spanish speaking person and to be honest, I didn’t know the meaning of this word until recently and had never heard ‘resiliencia’ in Spanish, since this is a word that is...

Soy Mexicana Tratando de ser Mamá en un Mundo Americano

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Llegué a Estados Unidos hace 11 años, lo que significa que una tercera parte de mi vida la he pasado en este país; sin embargo, los más de 20 años que viví en México...

I’m Not From Here or From There: A Message From a Mexican Mom

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This post was originally written before the pandemic.  I moved to the U.S. 11 years ago, which means that I have been living here for a third of my life; however, the more than 20...

Show & Tell Ideas in Spanish – Words ‘En Español’ from A to Z

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This school year faces some challenges for many of us. My first grader is in a dual-language program and I realize and value the fact that many American families have decided to put their...

San Antonio on a Bicycle: Our Favorite Parks to Ride as a Family

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During this time of social distancing, many of us have adopted new hobbies or gone back to something that we haven’t done in a long time: from painting and crafting, to cooking and exercising,...