I’ve been a San Antonio resident for more than 20 years and a Southside resident for a decade. Growing up on the Northwest side, Downtown was a world away to my family, let alone the Southside. I moved to...
It feels like our family life is a series of life hacks: time-saving tricks that make the impossible seem doable again. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if these life hacks stopped working. Which balls would be dropped? Which...
From September 15th to October 15th each year, Hispanics in the U.S. have 31 days to celebrate who we are: our roots, history, culture, and contributions to this country. Besides recognizing all of those outstanding citizens, Hispanic Heritage Month...
Del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre cada año, los hispanos en Estados Unidos tenemos 31 días para celebrar lo que somos: nuestras raíces, nuestra historia, nuestra cultura y nuestros aportes a este país. Además de reconocer a...
For the past couple of years, our son has mentioned wanting a cell phone. Many of his classmates (in grades 5–6) have a smartphone, so naturally, his interest continues to grow steadily. I have been staunchly against him having...
I'm what you might call an "avid reader." I have been for as long as I can remember. I've probably spent more nights reading than partying into the wee hours. I remember, as a kid, reading anything I could...
During our last conversation, we spoke in pieces of our life through the noise of our children yelping. We carried on while breaking up fights and calming tantrums. There was a moment of silence on your end, when you...
While perusing the greeting card aisles at the grocery store recently, I was struck by the small selection devoted to Grandparent's Day. Around Mother's Day and Father's Day, at least half an aisle is devoted to greeting cards showing...
Not all barbecue is created equal, especially not in Texas, where barbecue is almost a religion. So when a barbecue spot in Seguin draws national attention and its talented pitmaster appears on The Food Network on the regular, you...
Hey mama, slow down—and consider reading a book! If you’re like me, you long to read for leisure. Maybe you daydream about creating or joining a book club, screenshot the latest “must read” on your Instagram feed to save...
I am a generally positive person, a “glass half-full” kind of gal, so when I heard that September 13 is Positive Thinking Day, I knew this was a topic I could write easily about. I am part of a wonderful...
A few weeks ago, I ran into a friend at Sam’s Club whom I hadn’t seen in more than four years, when my first baby was born. When I saw her, I happily approached her to say hi, and...
Hace unas semanas me encontré en Sam’s Club a una amiga que no veía hace casi 4 años, poco tiempo después de que naciera mi primer bebé. Al verla, me acerqué contenta a saludarla y ella, se alegra del...
School's back in session, and everyone is trying to find their groove again. I know I am! This month we'll ease into the fall festival season that always packs October and even November with events up and down the...

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I’ve been a San Antonio resident for more than 20 years and a Southside resident for a decade. Growing up on the Northwest side,...