Denisse

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Denisse grew up in the South Texas border town of Mission, where she met her best friend and future husband, Ian. After going to college at Texas A&M University, she and Ian were married and moved to San Antonio, where she worked as a preschool special education teacher. She loved her job but decided her heart was at home after having her first baby. Two more children and 12 years later, she still loves being married to Ian and being a stay-at-home mom to their three kids. Denisse loves coffee and taking naps. She writes at denissewarshak.com.

The D-word: Discipline

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As parents, we strive to have good kids. However, we don’t just happen upon these so-called “good” kids. It is our job to teach them. We can’t expect to have obedient, well-behaved kids without...

Team Tritanium!

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When my husband lost his legs in 2012, we became part of a community I never knew existed. Neither of us had any experience with prosthetics. I had never seen a prosthetic leg before,...

The End of a Season I Never Saw Coming

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Life is full of seasons. I’m not talking about spring, summer, fall, and winter. I’m talking about the seasons in life. The ups that are sweet and full of joy, and the downs that...

Mommies Are Always Right

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“Mommies are always right,” I heard my five-year-old say from the back row of our minivan. He was talking to his older brother sitting next to him, and although I liked the sound of...

I Am a San Antonio Mom: Mandy Majors

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Mandy is the author of Talk: A Practical Approach to Cyberparenting and Open Communication. She was kind enough to answer our questions so we can get to know her better. Q: Tell us about your...

Review of Talk: A Practical Approach to Cyberparenting and Open Communication

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I’m convinced our parents had an easier time raising kids in their day. So much has changed in thirty years. Some things are better, sure. We don’t have to manually roll up our car...

Five Lessons to Get You Through Hard Times

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Every January brings mixed emotions to my heart. Five years ago,  my dear husband became so ill he almost died. He had septic shock, a raging infection which caused all his body organs to...

Your child has a cell phone… Now what?

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You’ve decided to let your child have a cell phone. He/she has shown you he/she can be responsible and trusted with it. Do you just hand it over? Nope. You need to establish open...

Should your child have a cell phone?

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My kids love electronic devices. With Daddy being a software developer, our house has seen its share of devices, from iPhones to iPads to Macbooks, AppleTVs to digital cameras, scanners, printers, Wii game consoles—you...

Three Lessons to Teach our Kids Thanks to Michael Phelps

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Imagine a seven-year-old boy, eyes glued to the TV, watching the greatest swimmer of all time in the Olympics. He watches as the swimmer does one stroke after another, barely blinking so he doesn’t...

I Have Every Reason to Be Mad at God

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I have every reason to be mad at God. My husband, Ian, and I were married right out of college. Nine years later, we were living a picture perfect life. My dream of being...

Cloud Walkers: Overcoming Challenges to Reach New Heights

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There’s a special group of heroes living among us here in San Antonio. They call themselves the Cloud Walkers, and in the last couple of weeks, they did just that:...

The Myth of Perfection

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My whole life I have striven to be perfect. To always get a perfect score on that science test in grade school. To have perfect attendance. To be on the Honor Roll. To avoid...

Raising Givers

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I’m teaching my kids to be givers. It’s no easy feat in this day and age of entitlement. Not long ago, one of my kids demanded a new gadget: “I want it. So-and-so has...