As a remote-working parent who homeschooled for many years and is now finding herself being pulled back into home education thanks to the pandemic, I’m in a unique situation. I’m comfortable with both public education and homeschooling as options for...
A week ago if you had told me that school districts would begin to shut down amid the COVID-19 virus, I would have rolled my eyes at you. Here we are, 7 days later and my children’s spring break...
As a 40-something adult, if I got home from a long day at work and was told I now had to do two hours of homework before going immediately to bed, I’d tell you to GET OUT with a...

7 Steps to A Growth Mindset

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We enter this world knowing next to nothing about the world we live in—but we’re born with an innate desire and unlimited capacity to learn. Every day we form ideas, discover interests, and develop skills in response to our...
As a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, I covet the toys that make kids excited to work with me. I also know the simplicity of a toy can lead to engagement and reciprocation—what kids need most to develop communication skills. As...
Children today are suffering mentally more than any generation before them, with one in five experiencing anxiety or depression at some level. Their ability to cope with conflict, overcome struggles, and face trauma and adversity has been crippled by...
We may have started off strong in August and September, but let's face it: we're a little bit less ambitious about making sure our kids are on time for school now that the weather has turned colder. Things happen. Let's...

And the Award Goes to…

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A couple weeks ago, I received two half-page flyers in my daughters' backpacks informing me that each would be receiving an award for the first nine weeks' grading period and listing the dates and times that I, the parent,...
Being yourself can be one of the hardest things in the world, especially for kids. And when you’re ridiculed for simply being who you are, it’s even harder. It’s a situation many of us are all too familiar with, which...
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,...
For many parents, being told they should join their school’s PTA, or even just hearing the word “PTA” out loud, causes a visceral fear reaction, easily detected by twitches, scrunched faces, and head-shaking. In the not-so-distant past, that was...
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...
Hello, homeschooling mamas! I, too, am one of you! I began homeschooling my daughter last year (continued prayers are welcome). Little by little I've been discovering "Homeschool Day" gems around the city, and it left me wondering what else I...
Sitting up, crawling, walking, talking, and Kindergarten—these are easily some of the biggest milestones we reach together with our babies. Unlike the milestones that happen on their own schedule, Kindergarten comes whether or not you and your kiddo are...

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Have a Tunnel of Fun at SEA LIFE San Antonio Aquarium

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While LEGO lovers sing “Everything is Awesome!," it’s time for lovers of all things aquatic to shout “Everything is JAW-SOME!” because SEA LIFE San...