A Covidversary

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This time last year I was ramping up to head to Mexico for my mom’s 60th birthday. Being one of four kids, trying to get us all in the same place at once is always a feat. We started...
If you looked inside my purse a few months ago, you would’ve found a baggie with a penny taped to a popsicle stick, a button hanging from some yarn, and a bunch of other strange objects. These were all...
When parents think of their teen’s phone use, they often imagine hitching a ride with Uber, ordering a pizza on Grubhub, or making videos on social media. But smartphones, social media, and convenience apps have made access to illegal...
As a caution, the author advises the reader that this piece contains potentially distressing material about body dysmorphia symptoms. “Well, you look great!” Those were the words of a very kind sales associate who was fitting me for some new bras....
This post is brought to you by Shafer Services Plus. Air purification…like you need one more thing to clean. You’re busy: kids, school, sports, socially-distanced birthdays, your own work, your side hustle…it’s a lot. At the same time, we know...
Trigger warning: this post will talk about pregnancy loss and pregnancy after loss. If you’re not in a place to read this right now, I send you so much love and encourage you to save it for a time...
After what was maybe the worst November and December of my work life from a mental health standpoint, I could not wait for the office to close for the holidays. Even though I was working remotely most of the...
I was chatting with a local mom when something she said stopped me in my tracks. “The number one risk factor of a young person developing a drug and alcohol issue is early exposure.” And that exposure starts inside the...
One of my favorite parts of my job as a doula and childbirth educator is helping parents make a birth plan. This is not for the reason you’d expect though! I like birth plans for the exercise. The process...
If you're like most San Antonians, you're planning to trade your tamales and margs for some salads and mineral water in January. In years past, this would have probably included a new gym membership (or actually going to the...

Take It Easy, Mamas

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My goal in 2019 was to give birth. I was due January 2nd, but we welcomed our baby into our arms on New Year's Eve! So I got to ring in the New Year with my resolution already accomplished.  That,...
What is one thing you do every day to improve or support your health? Mine is juicing! I juice because it tastes great and I adore doing it! I love knowing that I’m gifting my body all the electrolytes,...
I stopped drinking about ten years ago. Recently, I’ve had several people reach out to me who are newly sober, asking for advice on how to handle the holidays when you’re not drinking. Some of these people tried a...

A Pregnant Quarantine

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Pregnancy is a unique experience in and of itself. Your body goes through a myriad of changes, typically starting with some not-so-pleasant things such as morning sickness, headaches, breast soreness etc. Then you get to hear your baby’s heartbeat...

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Expert Q+A: Lisa Guerrero, Director at Barshop JCC’s Block and Dreeben...

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The JCC Block and Dreeben School for Young Children, providing care and education for children ages 6 weeks-4 years old, is the only Jewish...