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!

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...

Not a Mother’s Summer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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....