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 am a proud Mama to a spirited girl (2011) and a laid back boy (2014) who keep my days full of laughter, Legos, books, and more stuffed animals than should be allowed. 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; either of their schools to lend a helping hand; and/or the local splash pad to escape the heat. I’m not hard to miss due to the 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 little humans. Favorite Restaurant: Paloma Blanca Favorite Landmark: Any of the Missions around San Antonio Favorite San Antonio Tradition: It's a tie between The Texas Cavaliers River Parade and The Battle of Flowers Parade, both occurring during Fiesta. Viva!

A Spicy Season of Thanks

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This post is brought to you by Bolner's Fiesta Spices. The cooler weather and changing of the leaves allow us to shift our mindsets in preparation for the upcoming holiday. There has been enough change...

Use What You Have

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Efficiency has become a part of my being since the spring. Truth be told, I thought I was a productive member of my household and society before everything was shaken up and down and...

The Best ’80s Halloween Costumes for Kids

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Sometimes all it takes is a picture from present day to take you back to simpler times, when there was no such thing as social media, and phones were meant for hanging on kitchen...

Behind the Sign, Behind the Mask

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We’ve all seen the memes about 2020 so far. We’ve laughed at the YouTube videos and nodded our heads in agreement as the phrases resonate all too well with our lives. Currently, I am...

Phone a Friend

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We have grown accustomed to seeing friends and family in a virtual manner. Birthdays and other celebrations take the form of car parades and summer travel plans are being altered to fit within the...

The Bike Chain that Broke a Mother’s Back

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Quarantine life is tricky. One day, all is well within the walls of your house: your fridge is stocked because you finally scored a coveted curbside pickup, the distance learning has taken root and...

Holy Week at Home

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It’s no secret that we are all trying to navigate the unknown and foreign waters that are currently flooding over us.  We are abiding by the shelter in place acts, keeping our distance from...

Schedule Away

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One of my favorite childhood breaks from school was the now infamous Blizzard of ’93. Being from the Northeast, school cancellations were typical when extremely low temperatures or feet upon feet of snow blanketed...

Don’t Be Afraid to “Date” Your Children

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Life in any stage of parenting is hectic, trying, beautiful, and sometimes a ball full of chaos. Staying above water can seem impossible on those days when extracurricular activities, work obligations, home projects and...

Party at the Pavilion: A Guide to Parties San Antonio Parks

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When my kiddos were babies and toddlers, a portion of our day was made up of park playing and stroller riding. (I was the one running behind the stroller!) I took advantage of the...

Pie Crust Parenting

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If there was an award given for being the last person to put one’s house back in order post-Christmas, I would win it. I am the one who un-decks my halls, places the stockings...

Dear Daughter: I Hope You Ugly Cry

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Dear Daughter, As we quickly approach another birthday of yours, I want to explain that there is no reason to be alarmed if you find me sitting on the couch, shedding a few tears on...
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Please Touch the China

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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

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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...