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.

An Ode to My Crappy First Car

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Property Tax Tips from a Pro

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The time has come once again for everyone in the great state of Texas to collectively sigh and say, "I have to pay how much for my property taxes?" We are subject to paying property...

Teaching My Children Empathy, One Book at a Time

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It has been on my mind lately that my family is fortunate. Even though my children are pretty sheltered from the news, I have seen so many families affected by natural disasters, war, and...

A Mantra for 2018: Let it Be

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I have learned that I am not the type of person who is motivated by resolutions. If I wanted to make changes in my life, I could very well have started back in October....

The Superhero Mom You May Need

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I can still remember the totally helpless feeling of being a first-time mother with a screaming baby in my arms. Every sense in my body reacted to those cries. Was she hungry? Was her...

The Ladies of Our Lineage

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Her name was Evelyn, and she spent most of her life in Florida. I want you to picture her red hair, probably wavy from all that salty air. She had five children and was...

The Second Place Parent

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When our daughter was two years old and very talkative, I was bound and determined to teach her to say, "I love you." We bought cute books, practiced baby sign language, even had an...

Common Student Injuries: Tips from a Trainer

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It happens to most of us at some point. Your little one may not be able to tell you when something hurts or that it is more severe than you thought, or your mom...

Adventures Abound at Natural Bridge Caverns

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Thank you to our partners at Natural Bridge Caverns for sponsoring this post and allowing us to have a day full of adventure to check out all of their great activities! For more information,...

Flipping ASK and You Shall Receive

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This scenario seems to be playing out almost every single day at my house: Small boy, at the top of his lungs: "Mom! I can't get my shoe on!" "Mom! I can't reach my shirt!" "Mom! I...

Call Me, Maybe (Not)

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As much as we wish we could, we can only shield our children from what the rest of the world is up to for so long.  When you suddenly have teenagers in your home...