Kristin moved to San Antonio from Baltimore in 2006. Although she had a brief 2 year stay in Fort Worth, the margaritas, breakfast tacos and the kind souls of our residents drew her back for good. She's a third grade teacher and group fitness instructor, and single mom to Molly (2009), Sadie (2011), Daisy (dog) and Charlie (cat). When she has free time, she's either training for a half marathon or on a patio somewhere with a Titos and soda. Favorite Restaurant: Sustenio Favorite Landmark: The Pearl Brewery Favorite San Antonio Tradition: The Elf Movie parties at Alamo Drafthouse

The Best Label I Never Wanted

I sipped my coffee slowly while absentmindedly scrolling through Facebook one rare lazy morning. Without much thought, I clicked on one of my favorite features: the "memories" tab. I scrolled past pictures of my...

September 4 is National Lazy Mom’s Day and I am Here for It

Mother's Day is a holiday that we moms hold in such high regard: the day when we are finally given our due respect and honor as the HBIC of our esteemed homes. Except in...
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Teaching, Parenting, and Coronavirus

It's all any parent can think about: what will we do this fall if schools reopen? Will schools reopen? If not, what will happen? How will we go back to work if the kids are...

Best Kid-Friendly Patios in San Antonio

Restaurant restrictions are starting to lift here in the Alamo City and some families are beginning to venture out. While I respect that not everyone is ready to head out, I wanted to provide...

Staying Positive During Pandemic: Funny Shows and Social Media to Get You Through

It's day who-knows-what of this quarantine, and we've all seen the posts imploring us to find a new hobby, bake bread from scratch, and solve a 5,000 piece puzzle to pass the time. Friend,...

Eight Types of Parents in Elementary School

My youngest daughter is more than halfway done with Kindergarten now (how did that happen?!), which means that I've been through my share of school events. Combine that with the fact that I was...

Enough with the Theme Days: An Impassioned Plea from an Overwhelmed Mom

We're halfway through the school year, which is my first year with both kids in school full-time. I'm lucky that they both love school, from the teachers to the classmates to the cafeteria. It's...

Girls’ Day Out: The Best San Antonio Mother/Daughter Dates

I am a loud and proud girl mom. Two of the four bedrooms in our house are pink, and when my husband travels, we watch princess movies and give each other pedicures. I usually...

On Teachers, Parents, and Facebook

A few days ago, I noticed the face of one of the teachers at my kids' school on the "people you may know" feature of Facebook. I noticed we had some mutual friends, so...

Skipping Preschool: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Before children (B.C.), I was a teacher. I taught a Head Start preschool program for four-year-olds and loved it. I espoused the virtues of preschool—long-term benefits include everything from better marriages to higher salaries—to...

Adopting Miss Daisy: How One Family Fell in Love With a Mutt

My husband and I are all kinds of people. We're sarcastic people; we're people who eat our steak medium rare; we're red wine people; we're RV people. What we are not is dog people....

When did Daphne get a boob job?: Promoting Positive Body Image in Children

Yesterday we were killing the very hot hours of the afternoon by watching a movie called Scooby Doo! Camp Scare when my husband audibly gasped. He had noticed some changes in the female lead...

Better than Olive Garden: A Guide to Finding Italian Food in San Antonio

It's been nine years since my husband and I moved to San Antonio. In that time, we've sampled tacos al pastor from La Gloria, enjoyed brisket from Rudy's, and drank our fair share of...

The Golden Age of Parenting

I potty-trained my youngest daughter three years ago. She's five now, but she's still in love with Mommy enough to hold my hand in HEB or give me unprompted hugs and kisses. I haven't...