Ode to Joe’s

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The other night while we were celebrating getting out of the house as mothers, our conversation over Torchy’s cherry limeades turned to the topic of grocery shopping. One mom was trying to get across the street to Trader Joe’s...
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare and it happened to my friend in April of this year. Her 14-year-old daughter walked off the campus of her middle school with two other students and vanished. A frantic search ensued, spanning almost...
We are all aware that the world our children live in is very different than the world we lived in when we were little. Looking back as few as ten years ago, I am amazed at how much things...
As you travel around this summer, you might want to think about including some bookish stops along your path. There are some unique, wonderful independent bookstores and libraries (think air-conditioned!) and some fun literary landmarks (think free) everywhere. I...
In an American culture that encourages/blesses perfection, how do we raise successful and well-rounded kids without sacrificing our lives and the family’s happiness?  Before we had kids, my husband and I always joked that we really hoped we would raise...
Mayor Ron Nirenberg said it best: the pandemic laid bare the inequities that existed in San Antonio and communities around the world. Volunteering as a family—and showing your children how they can make a difference—is more important now than...
One thing I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older is that making friends is so much harder now! Life after kids makes it harder to get everyone on the same schedule, and playdates where I try to connect with mom...
School is out, and with the increase in vaccinations and lifting of mask mandates, many of us are heading to restaurants for the first time in a while! If you are in the Leon Springs area and looking for...
This post is brought to you by Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of San Antonio. As I enter my 31st year of teaching in Catholic Schools, I think about the question parents ask most: “How do I talk to my kids about...
Can I let you in on a secret? San Antonio is the top tourist destination in Texas. OK, so that’s not really a secret. Our fabulous city has great museums, fun activities, and cool things to explore. Of course...
Now that we're easing back into some summer travel, we're pulling some posts from the archives about traveling with kids - the good, the bad, and the cringey! Whether you're braving the airport and need some tips on traveling...
Even though the first official day of summer was June 20th, the Texas heat reared its ugly head much earlier. Even after living in San Antonio for over ten years, this New Mexican mama still can’t handle the heat....
I love San Antonio because it feels just like home. Everywhere you look there's a homey sort of feeling that makes you want to sit down and stay awhile. To be honest, I cannot say the same for every...
I have three weather apps on my phone, and yet there are still summer days when the plan for entertaining my kids gets rained out (bless my little type-A heart). Sometimes this is a great excuse to explore the...

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Volunteering As A Family In San Antonio

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Mayor Ron Nirenberg said it best: the pandemic laid bare the inequities that existed in San Antonio and communities around the world. Volunteering as...