A collaboration with the South Texas Poison Center, UT Health San Antonio Summer is officially here and with everyone hanging out at home more, we could all use a good refresher on how to keep our kiddos safe from common...
My spiritual director recently described the difference between optimism and hope, as it relates to the season of the coronavirus. Optimism is what we see on Instagram. “It’s all going to be okay!” “Bake your sourdough bread!” Hope, as...
I see you there, on day (whatever this is) of quarantine/sheltering-in-place/staying home/social distancing/limiting interactions. You haven’t washed your hair in days (weeks?). Your kids are making you insane. Now that virtual learning is over, you have exactly zero activities...
The clock reads 4:00 A.M. and I finish nursing my newborn. I place him in his crib and he falls asleep quickly. I snuggle back under the covers, eager to sleep when my brain randomly pulls out a memory...
Developmental delays. Loss of motor function. Feeding tubes. I wondered if the infectious disease specialist noticed my jaw dropping more and more as he spoke. Thank God he wasn’t naming the prognosis for my son, who was born with...
Motherhood. It's exhausting. It's overwhelming. It is the best thing to ever happen to you, but it can also be a thief if you let it. Motherhood gives you perfect tiny humans who grow up to be bigger perfect...
Childhood - a word that conjures up feelings of carefree play and whimsical make-believe, not typically uncertainty and anxiety. But in reality, feeling anxious is a real part of kids' day-to-day lives just as it is our own. In...
Quarantine is a lot of things, but sexy isn’t one of them. It doesn’t matter if you’re home alone, empty nesters, or home with a flock of children flailing about, sex just may not be on the brain right...
Social distancing. It’s a term I’d never even heard of until last week. Now it’s the phrase that’s supposed to dictate how we live our lives, at least for right now. I’ve read the articles and watched the visual...
How has COVID-19 affected you? Two weeks ago most of us would have shrugged our shoulders in response. By now, however, you’ve probably waited in a mile-long grocery store line, researched how to homeschool your children, and locked down...
Sorry friend, no easy button here. But whether your kids are home for summer, school holiday, or an unexpectedly lengthened spring break we've got some simple and practical ideas for staying organized while everyone is stuck at home together. Think...
This is a weird, strange time we’re parenting through right now. While we are busy trying to grasp onto whatever routine we can, we all need to know that it’s going to be hard to find right now. With...
Not that you need any excuse at all to belt Selena tunes, but now it’s in the name of health and good hygiene. I recently came across an article out of Atlanta that provided the lyrics to good handwashing...
  All moms are runners. Maybe not at first, but once your baby grows into a toddler you have no choice. Whether it's through Target aisles, down driveways, between church pews, you’re going to be chasing that little stinker everywhere....

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