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...
Listen, I really didn’t want one more thing to care about. I know that sounds hard-hearted. But this has been a season where everything that happens is of an incredibly urgent nature—the interconnectivity of COVID-19, racial justice, poverty, our...
Periods, menstruation, Aunt Flo, moon time, that-time-of-the-month…No matter what you call it, periods can be quite the hassle. They come when they want, and overstay their welcome, bringing with them moodiness, cramps, headaches, sore breasts, aching back, and everything...
In this episode, Natalie encourages those of us who find ourselves giving up on New Year's resolutions, Jenny tells us why 'quaratinis' just aren't for her, Lizzy lets us in on her journey through postpartum depression and from Maria...
Dr. Lauren Sadovsky is a General Pediatrician with Cevey Pediatrics who cares for children from birth until they graduate from high school, treating anything from a common cold to anxiety and depression. She has a particular interest in normal/abnormal...
“As long as the baby is healthy, that’s all that matters.” Many well-meaning people say this in response to moms sharing their traumatic childbirth experiences. Please don’t be this person. It devalues the mom’s experiences, and echoes the many ways...

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2022 Guide to Vacation Bible Schools in San Antonio

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A few years ago, one of my favorite songs played as I entered Lifeway Christan Store: "Yes to VBS." Vacation Bible School signs are...