‘Resiliency.’ Hace poco, escuché esa palabra en inglés y para ser honesta, no sabía lo que significaba y jamás había escuchado la palabra ‘resiliencia’ en español, pero aprendí su significado sin traducirla. Una y otra vez, cuando he hablado...
Resiliency. I’m a Spanish speaking person and to be honest, I didn’t know the meaning of this word until recently and had never heard ‘resiliencia’ in Spanish, since this is a word that is not commonly used in conversations,...
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As if 2020 wasn't terrible enough, my baby is starting middle school this week. For reference, 6 years ago, I wrote a long-winded, overly emotional post half in tears about how she was starting kindergarten. For more reference, kindergarten...
It's 6:45 AM, and I've just dropped my own kids at their babysitter's house. I signed them both up to go back to in-person school, but they're in the last tier to go back and I returned to my...
This post is a paid partnership between Alamo City Moms and Alamo Colleges District. The text and images were provided by Alamo Colleges District.  College can seem like a daunting task but for Janice Castillo, she was determined to create...

Peeling Back the Layers

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I’m a mom of two young boys, which means our family’s television time typically revolves around all things cars and dinosaurs. My eldest son has been all about Disney’s Cars – 1 and 3 only (2 is not up...
This school year faces some challenges for many of us. My first grader is in a dual-language program and I realize and value the fact that many American families have decided to put their kids in similar programs. We...
We've all heard that it takes a village to raise a child. This has definitely rung true with my son. I know I couldn’t confidently handle his journey with hearing loss without the support and guidance of his audiologist,...

Lunches During Virtual School

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As a mom who is always nutrition conscious first, I’m counting my blessings with being able to ensure my kids are eating great during their school day–at least while they are still home and in virtual school for the...
This pandemic has been going on for longer than anyone expected, and it made the world switch to a whole new reality of virtual everything.  We’ve all done it––Zoom meetings, virtual happy hours, and FaceTime family game night. We’ve been...
For many of us the school year started remotely, pushing kids' screen time through the roof. Like many adults know, sitting at a desk looking at a computer or tablet all day can be tedious and tiresome for even...
State and local protocols to begin the 2020-21 school year with distance learning is a reality for most, if not all, families of school-aged children. This necessary method of virtual instruction may be particularly difficult for students with special...
When I hear the phrase “back to school”, I think of crowded aisles filled to the brim with shiny new supplies--the endless options of crayons, colored pencils, regular pencils, and pens that will never fit inside those sequin-swathed pencil...

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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...