Texans and San Antonians alike are known for their love and dedication to H-E-B stores, but sometimes a mama's just gotta find something more authentic—or specialty foods that are hard to find in mainstream stores. We asked San Antonio...
Childbirth is painful. Breathing through those contractions is not always easy, and there was definitely a point when I looked at my husband and said something along the lines of, "I have never felt pain like this in my...
As we roll into February, many of us are finally emerging from the haze of years of parenting through COVID. It's been years of Netlfix binges, working on Zoom, and unlimited snacking, and if you're anything like me, you...

The Anti-Resolution

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New Year's resolutions are hard. Every year I seem to begin January 1st with great ambition. I set my goals, I make my lists, I purchase all the healthy foods, and I mark THIS year as “my year” to...
A few years ago, I had an epiphany. Faced with a new year and feeling the pressure to come up with some lofty and nebulous goals, I decided to first sit down and list everything I had accomplished the...
This post is brought to you by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio. As children and families start new school-year routines, now is a perfect time to reflect and refresh your family's healthy habits, and the YMCA is here to...
It was a Tuesday afternoon and I was sitting in one of many professional development meetings the week before school started. I cleared my throat for the 8 millionth time and attempted to suppress a cough. "Don't cough or...
This post is brought to you by Baptist Health System. A high-risk pregnancy is a condition when the mother, the baby, or both are at a higher risk of developing health problems during pregnancy or delivery. This suggests that extra...
The best opener I could imagine for a piece like this is Mike Tirico’s “it deserves discussion,” where he says what we have all been thinking for a while now. If your 2020 experience did not bring up mental...
Any other mamas out there feeling as stressed as I am?  We’ve all been navigating family life in a pandemic for a year and a half, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Maybe some of you have accepted the...
When we say we're here for all moms—we mean it. We don't, in the slightest, just mean 'perfect' moms, in ideal marriages, with sparkly lives. We mean the moms who get STDs from their partners, who feel incomplete without...
I'm a big believer in boundaries. I think they are staples of a healthy and balanced life. I believe that having boundaries with your friends, your job, your coworkers, your neighbors and even your dog (my dog is not...
Now that we’re more than a year into pandemic life and COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief! This has been quite the year. I had the opportunity to interview Ayo Avworo,...

Dear Scale: It Is Over

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For as long as I can remember, I have been in a toxic relationship with my scale. For the better part of my “adulthood” I have measured more than a number on its digital display, admittedly way more than...

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This article was provided in partnership with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio. At the YMCA, all sports staff, including coaches and volunteers, share a...