Dear Mom of a NICU Preemie

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Dear Mom of a NICU Preemie, I don’t know you, and you don’t know me. I don’t know why your baby came into this world prematurely—whether it was due to pre-term labor, preeclampsia, multiple births, placental abruption, etc.—but I’ve been...
On June 22nd, 2010 a sweet lady slid a piece of paper across the desk to me and my husband. After days of testing we were finally going to have an official diagnosis. I didn't need it, I knew...
Ever since YouTube featured Jurassic World ads before the unboxing videos, my four-year-old has been obsessed with all things dinosaur. But we all know that dinosaurs are more than just a fad! Here's a list of places and ways to indulge your child's dino obsession: Local...
Back in April Papito’s preschool told us that he needs to be potty-trained by September, when he moves to the “big kids” class upstairs. So I leisurely started putting him on the potty now and then, decorated a jar...
As a lactation consultant, childbirth educator and doula, I rarely discussed how long I breastfed. Students and clients knew I’d passed American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization initial recommendations. Both recommend exclusive breastfeeding the first...
Summer is here! As San Antonio parents, we are always looking for great ways to keep our kids entertained during the dog days of summer. Alamo City Moms Blog has compiled a list of activities by age to keep...
Today, March 21st, we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! All over the world, those with and without an extra chromosome rejoice the presence of those individuals with three copies of the 21st chromosome. There are parades in the streets...
I was supposed to write about something fun. I had delegated August’s post to "Fun Things to Do in San Antonio with Your Girlfriends," and although you might find that easier to digest than what I’m about to write,...
While San Antonians enjoy the last remaining Christmas lights and begin New Year's resolutions, the Molak family struggles with the loss of their beloved 16-year-old son and brother, David. Four days into 2016, David took his own life after being...
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A Piercing Question

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My Puerto Rican mother said her parents pierced her ears before she left the hospital as a baby, but that wasn’t the case for me. And in a classic case of “he said, she said,” my mom insists that...
Silence was all around me as I swayed in the rocking chair with my sleeping four-month-old son. Fancy electrodes covered his tiny forehead, and squishy ear buds lay in his baby ears. Silence mixed with the hushed voices of...
As moms, we have an innate need to nourish our children as we see best fit. And when we can't, it really stinks. When my twins were born six weeks premature weighing four pounds and without the sucking reflex, I...
It is with immense gratitude that I profess my awe in all that you do. I know you went to college to become a general education teacher. You selected this profession despite the long hours with little pay. The...
I heard someone say recently that motherhood makes for the longest days but the shortest years. With a six-week-old, a 2 ½-year-old, and a 4 ½-going-on-12-year-old I am painfully acutely aware of the long days part of this proposed...

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Family-Friendly Fun at the Shops at Rivercenter (Besides LEGOLAND®)

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I recently visited the Shops at Rivercenter with my family. We went there to visit LEGOLAND®, but as we entered the mall, we were...