Kathy

Kathy
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I’m a native Pittsburgher through and through, but transplanted to Texas with my superhero cape to teach elementary school. I have a five-and-a-half-year-old girl and a two-and-a-half-year-old boy who keep my days full of laughter, glitter, monster trucks, and stuffed animals. As a stay-at-home mama, I am constantly yearning for new ways to engage their minds, hands, and bodies with the city and community around them, while stealing a run and a cup of coffee or two. I can be found at the local library for storytime; the park for an afternoon swing; and/or the local splash pad to escape the heat. I’m not hard to miss due to my donning of Steelers gear in the fall and Penguins attire in the spring. I welcome and thrive on new conversations, friendships, and methods of rearing littles.
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Please Touch the China

With the holidays in our line of sight and the endless list of things to do on our brains, it’s not uncommon to overlook a few details now and then. My great aunt used...

Make It Right

During a most recent horseback riding lesson, I was pushed far beyond my comfort zone and into the frustration and tears zone. I kept apologizing to the instructor for my failed attempts at a...

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...

Brand New Pencils, Brand New Books

August has many meanings for us moms here in South Texas. The back-to-school emails are slowly starting to roll in, and the worst of the heat really hasn’t hit us yet. Target seems to...

Life Is Not a Lowe’s Commercial

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...

The Day I Related to a Storybook Snake: A Mom’s Take On Verdi

Spring is in the air (along with pollen, unfortunately), eggs are in the incubators in my son’s preschool class, my daughter is gearing up for a recital, and the wildflowers that paint the Texas...

A Tale of Two Guts

Guts work in mysterious ways. We curse them when violently ill, praise them in moments of bravery, aim to work out more to minimize their outside appearance, and understand their importance to our well-being....

A Day Trip Away from SA: The Meadows Center (Formerly Aquarena Springs) and the...

When I first moved to San Antonio, I heard many sayings relating to the vastness of Texas, but this one sticks with me any time I get a wild hair and plan a vacation...

Planning a Birthday Party Your Way

Birthdays. We know of their arrival well in advance and have zero excuses to procrastinate, but they sneak up on us when we least expect them, as if to remind us of our shortcomings...

Jolly Old St. Nicholas: Our Tradition of Celebrating St. Nick’s Night

As the Christmas season swiftly approaches, my lists become longer and my days appear shorter. Year after year finds me adding “just one more decoration” to the bin with a side of “now where...

When Less Is More

School is back in session, extra-curriculars are commencing, summer is bidding us farewell, and fall-loving Texans are crossing our fingers for the slightest hint of changing leaves and cooler days. Although the oncoming seasonal...

A Mom for All Seasons

The list of things I would tell my new mom self is about as long as my arm: Not all pacifiers are created equal…. Colic does not last forever…. Listen to your gut, not...

See You by the Sea: A Guide to the Texas State Aquarium

Living in the great state of Texas affords us the chances to experience the great outdoors on any given weekend. For those of us here in San Antonio, it means we are a hop,...

Hellos and Goodbyes

It doesn't take more than a glace at the local pool and an eye roll at the local weather forecast to know that summer is officially here. The days are hotter (seriously, though, why...