Last year, I survived my youngest child's very first parent/teacher conference, and I am grateful that my son's teacher handled me just like her classroom: truthfully, firmly, and kindly. We talked for a few moments about my son's interests,...
The month of August in Texas brings two things, blazing heat and the first day of the school year. My daughter seemingly forgot how to eat lunch at school last year. She dutifully threw out nearly every day...
It's almost here. The day I've been dreading for the past eight years is almost here. My baby is about to start kindergarten, and I'm going to be an empty nester. OK, the nest won't be completely empty, but...
As parents, we work hard to get our kids pumped up for back-to-school season. The first day comes, and we rejoice. But after the first few weeks, the excitement wears off and the challenges begin. It's normal. So how...
I want to preface this article by disclosing that my child has been to six preschools. Yes, six. Being that my daughter just turned three, I realize she’s averaging two schools per year. However, before you judge me, let...
En tan solo unas semanas, mi hijo mayor entrará al kínder y no puedo evitar sentir ansiedad, quisiera poder predecir lo que va a pasar, cómo se va a sentir, de qué manera voy a poder apoyarlo y tantas...
School is around the corner, and as much as I would rather continue to bask in the laziness of summer, I am starting to plan ahead. I have the supply list from my kids' schools, I’ve entered the school...
It’s that time of year again. School supplies line the seasonal aisles of grocery stores. Red apples, school buses, and pencil clip art adorn the penny saver flyers, and August announced its arrival before we even realized July had...
Ah, back to school. For many, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Backpacks are purchased; summer reading books are (almost?) complete; the aisles of every store in town are bursting with pencils, erasers, and stickers; and everyone...
August has many meanings for us moms here in South Texas. The back-to-school emails are slowly starting to roll in, and the worst of the heat really hasn’t hit us yet. Target seems to think that removing all evidence...
There are a lot of school districts in San Antonio, and each school district calendar is a little different. Maybe you saved that handout from meet-the-teacher night, or maybe you didn't. Either way, you can use these links to...
Teachers, counselors, librarians, principals, and social workers are back to work as school begins for the school year. We educators enjoy summer break. Our stress level lowers, and we enjoy time with our own children and families. But when...

Printable Lunch Box Notes

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There are a gazillion and one lunch box note printables out there (don't believe me? ask Pinterest!), but none that we felt are great for older kiddos. We craved some with a little less mushy-gushy and more fist bump/be...
'Twas the night before school and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, except for a louse. The backpacks were hung, by the house door with care, With no idea St. Nit soon would be there.   The children were nestled all...

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The Ultimate Guide to Pumpkin Spice in San Antonio

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After a long summer, it’s finally fall! The heady scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger mix with sweet pumpkin in the air, which...