A few years ago my mother gave me a book that was truly an eye-opener for my marriage. You probably have heard of it: The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. He explains that the way we show love to...
If you've been following my posts you know we moved into a new house in June 2020.  When looking for houses, my goals were more space, a place to work, and a place for visitors (haha, that's funny...visitors. in...
Dear Teachers, It’s hard to believe, but we are almost at the end of another school year. With the exception that kids must wear a mask every day, and parents are not permitted to enter school buildings, you have made...
The JCC Block and Dreeben School for Young Children, providing care and education for children ages 6 weeks-4 years old, is the only Jewish NAEYC-accredited program in San Antonio. Our purpose of education at the JCC’s Block and Dreeben...
Now that we’re more than a year into pandemic life and COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief! This has been quite the year. I had the opportunity to interview Ayo Avworo,...
I took out a sander and just went for it. I just wanted to get the thing done. How hard could it be? “It’s just a table and I am more than capable,” I said to myself. I’ve had my kitchen table...
Sweet, and salted, and gooey, oh my! From homemade in Mom’s kitchen to special-ordered from a local baker, cookies are always the answer to a better mood—at least in our house! I have two rowdy boys that can go from...

Dear Scale: It Is Over

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For as long as I can remember, I have been in a toxic relationship with my scale. For the better part of my “adulthood” I have measured more than a number on its digital display, admittedly way more than...
Community gardens are all around the San Antonio area. They are a great place to enjoy some nature but also to learn about gardening and provide community interaction. Usually these gardens are started by a local organization or committee...
Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond to enrich the lives and experiences of his or her students? Nominate fantastic educators for our annual Amazing Teacher recognition! We’re looking for the best of the best in San...
  Garner State Park has been on my bucket list since moving to San Antonio. We finally went camping there with our kids over Spring Break and it did not disappoint! With beautiful scenery, tons of activities, and a lodging...
Listen, I really didn’t want one more thing to care about. I know that sounds hard-hearted. But this has been a season where everything that happens is of an incredibly urgent nature—the interconnectivity of COVID-19, racial justice, poverty, our...
Periods, menstruation, Aunt Flo, moon time, that-time-of-the-month…No matter what you call it, periods can be quite the hassle. They come when they want, and overstay their welcome, bringing with them moodiness, cramps, headaches, sore breasts, aching back, and everything...
Grief. I know it well. We are old friends, Grief and I. We first got acquainted in 2015: the year we lost my sweet cousin Taylor and my sister-in-law Rita within a month of each other. Grief introduced itself...

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Expert Q+A: Lisa Guerrero, Director at Barshop JCC’s Block and Dreeben...

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The JCC Block and Dreeben School for Young Children, providing care and education for children ages 6 weeks-4 years old, is the only Jewish...