Katie

Katie
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Katie is a small town girl raising a family in the big city. She grew up in Abilene surrounded by strong women and one patient father. She met the love of her life at only 17, and they both later graduated from McMurry University and moved to San Antonio in 2004. Katie was part of San Antonio’s inaugural Listen to Your Mother show in 2016 and is a happy working mom of three kids. Katie loves to talk about shoes, podcasts, rescue dogs, and her family of mostly redheads. She is held together daily by espresso and Jesus.

Fashion Tips for Your Parent/Teacher Conference

Last year, I survived my youngest child's very first parent/teacher conference, and I am grateful that my son's teacher handled me just like her classroom: truthfully, firmly, and kindly. We talked for a few...

For the Moms Who Wait

When I was in college, my parents added a room onto their house so they could enjoy a big dining room for family gatherings. When my dad brought home a table big enough for...

Football Matters: Why We’re a Football Family

This post was written in partnership with Football Matters. All opinions and experiences are the author's own. Here in Texas, people say that "football is king" because it has such a wide sphere of influence on...

DIY Projects for the Whole Family

I was very fortunate to be raised by a dad with a lot of DIY skills and a lot of tools. On top of his experience renovating properties, it helped that his personal motto...

Find Yourself a Funny One

This month, I celebrated my 15-year wedding anniversary, and I know it sounds cliché, but I cannot believe we've been married that many years. Perhaps it would be better to measure the years in...

Three Dinners That Could Change Your Life

Can you see my hand waving at you? I'm over here in the WEEDS of raising three kids. Life is busy and noisy and I feel like a passing wave is sometimes the best...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Body Weight

I have had many frustrations in the dressing room trying to find jeans that are flattering and comfortable and fit my lower body, which may require three different sizes, depending on the store. Watching...

Girls Should Listen to Their Gut

"Cross your legs." "Don't raise your voice." "Behave like a lady." We tend to teach young ladies that proper etiquette requires that they not take up more space, attention, or energy than others around them. Are we...

2019 Life Tips from My Wild Child

We are crashing into the new year at full speed at my house, how 'bout you? I realized yesterday that the dry erase board containing our "family calendar" was still showing the month of...

Imposter Moms: Because Obviously Your Kids Can’t Do It

We mothers have long since come to realize that being a “helicopter parent” is a bad look. We simply can’t hover over our children at every turn, trying to control their decisions and steering...

An Ode to My Crappy First Car

A five-speed hatchback, you came home from an auction with my frugal father. My sister snubbed her nose at you, but to my 15-year-old self, you looked like freedom. You gave me time to see...

I Am a San Antonio Mom: State Representative Candidate Celina Montoya

Whether we like it or not, politics will be dominating the news cycles across the country for the rest of the year. Sadly, Texas is known for its extremely low voter turnout, having had...

I Forgot I Know How to Swim

Last summer, we paid for our middle son to take swim lessons. For the second time. The first time through, we could tell that it was really more about making him comfortable in the water...

What Manu Taught Me About Being a Mom

This could have been the last season that San Antonio basketball fans have had the pleasure of watching Manu Ginobili play. He has been a pillar holding up the Spurs organization for 15 seasons...