High School marching band: you either totally get it or you don’t get it at all.  Sure, you’ve probably seen the band perform its halftime show at your local football games, but there’s so much more to band than meets...
Has your child ever come home with tears in their eyes and a story about a complicated situation that took place on the playground? Have you ever wondered what on earth is the best advice to give them? Playground politics...

Sleep Training Big Kids

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No one told me I would still be trying to solve my children’s sleeping issues long after they leave the crib. My kids are in elementary and middle school and sleep issues still pop up from time to time....
As a birth doula, I have talked with so many expectant parents about their wishes for their birth experience. You'd be surprised how many people plan to "just wing it." Many of them have even brought up their birth...
Childrearing practices run the gamut when it comes to commanding respect from little ones. In order to comply with our elders’ wishes, many of us were raised on the allure of special treats, fear of punishment, and “Because I...
I had an extremely medicalized, heavily monitored pregnancy and C-section, and because of that (and, you know, COVID) I never really considered the option of finding a doula to help support me at the end of my pregnancy. I...
“Grandparents should be called niceparents!” my son announced proudly from the kitchen at his grandparents’ house.  "Niceparents?" I asked. “Yes! Because they are so nice!” The reason that prompted his newfound realization was that Grandma had simply agreed to cut him yet...
As soon as he was born, my son seemed to absolutely love sticking out his tongue. He did it while he was sleeping, when he was awake and hungry, during tummy time... anytime he felt like it, and it...
When we say we're here for all moms—we mean it. We don't, in the slightest, just mean 'perfect' moms, in ideal marriages, with sparkly lives. We mean the moms who get STDs from their partners, who feel incomplete without...
“Write so others can understand without you explaining what it says.” I told my son this the other day. Even though he can correctly spell many words at 6-years-old, his handwriting is a challenge. Ever since he started pre-handwriting...

Escritura Para Niños

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“Escribe para que quien lea pueda entender” - le dije el otro día a mi hijo en primer grado. A sus 6 años y aunque puede deletrear correctamente muchas de las palabras que están a su nivel, aún enfrenta...
Summertime, and the livin' is easy—especially if you’re a teen who just got out of school for the summer. While most teens would love to spend their summer catching up on sleep, swimming, and hanging out with friends, there...
Amanda: Hi friends, Amanda, with Alamo City Moms here. We are with Courtney who's the owner of Crib and Kids. She's at her store right now. You can see behind her how many goodies she has in there. And we're...
One thing I love about kids is their eagerness to befriend others. Whenever we visit the playground, I enjoy watching these cute, little humans accept each other immediately and wholeheartedly—it makes my heart happy. So imagine my surprise when...

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¿Qué Pasa San Antonio?

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¿Qué Pasa San Antonio? is a weekly update on family friendly and focused events in the Greater San Antonio area, including Boerne, New Braunfels,...