It’s 2020. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, social distancing has become something we accept, because at least it’s some sort of human interaction and if you’re friends are anything like mine, EVERYONE is pregnant. Between now...

The Death of a Pet

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Our cat, Tino, passed away in October. His was a slow, gradual decline and he was in his late teens when his health finally failed him, so his death didn’t come as a surprise to any of us. But...
I was adamant that I was NOT going to breastfeed. It took way too much work and I was not cool with flashing my boobs to feed my kid. Formula also seemed super simple, so that was that. (Spoiler...
  When I moved to San Antonio seven years ago, it was one of the biggest adventures I had ever embarked on—and one of the loneliest. I knew no one besides my husband—we moved here because of his job. In...
All parents have experienced the cardboard box phenomenon. You carefully shop for the perfect birthday gift for your little one. Sure it’s a bit expensive, but the look of joy on your child’s face--priceless. Of course it’s also huge...
In all my years as a mom, bedtime has always been sort of a burden. It is one of those mundane activities that you do over and over again until you go in auto-pilot mode.  Sure, things have changed. My...
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how we as parents can talk to our young children, specifically, about racial injustice. I wrote the piece a few days before riots began heavily erupting across the country in response to...
Developmental delays. Loss of motor function. Feeding tubes. I wondered if the infectious disease specialist noticed my jaw dropping more and more as he spoke. Thank God he wasn’t naming the prognosis for my son, who was born with...
I remember the first diaper I ever changed on my daughter. It was the longest two minutes ever and I thought I might have damaged her for life. Not because anything bad happened, but because I started thinking about...
My sixteen year old son had just scheduled his driving test to get that powerful milestone of teenagers everywhere: his license. He had just gotten hired at his first job and worked one week. He had been...
When I had my daughter at the end of January, I knew that my world would be rocked forever. I felt like I had just gotten into a good groove parenting my 5-year-old son, and I finally thought, “Okay,...

Enjoy The Baby Years

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During most of our early days as parents, we basically transcend from one day into the next like a slow moving hippo playing in the mud. The light is dark at the end of the tunnel, seasoned parents will...

I’m That Lady

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It happened today. I was at the supermarket, replenishing and repairing the damage that my ravenous teenager and pre-teen did to my pantry and fridge over the weekend. Suddenly, I heard the gasps, squeals, and coos from across the...
The costumes, the huge stadiums, the intimate songwriting sessions, the adorable cats....There are a lot of exciting reasons to watch the new documentary on Netflix that followed Taylor Swift through her last two tumultuous albums and world tours. (Major...

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A Love Letter to The DoSeum

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This post is brought to you by The DoSeum. I have raised my three boys from infancy in the hallways of The DoSeum, and so...

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