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...
Ready or not, the start of the 2020-2021 school year approaches quickly, and for many of us that means a return to distance learning. The COVID-19 pandemic brought us a school year none of us expected, and understandably our...
Next school year, our precious little angel will be a kindergartner. It's not our first kindergarten rodeo, but it is my first time feeling pressure to choose the perfect school for her. What's worse is that the expectation of what...
Even in the time of COVID, some things are inevitable and back to school shopping is one of them. Whether you're in the in-person camp, the distance learning camp or the homeschooling camp, supplies are a must. While we...
Spinderella, cut it up one time. Let's talk about (Texas) Sex (Ed), baby You may or may not remember what if anything you were taught in school about sex. I’m not talking about what we learned from friends or scribbles...
The Texas Education Agency has officially released its re-opening guidelines for schools across Texas for the 2020-2021 school year as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic. Moving forward under these guidelines, school districts, private schools, and public charter schools will...
There are a lot of school districts in San Antonio, and each school district calendar is a little different. Many of these school calendars will continue to change as plans evolve for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check the...
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As we all know by now, 2020 is a year like no other. Beloved events and activities that have become family traditions will likely...