Disclaimer: Drownings can occur with experienced swimmers; please find a teaching method of swimming that fits your family. This is the experience of the writer and cannot substitute for your own research and/or experiences. No two children are the...
I'm pretty much an open book. My friends tell me that I spit "mad truth." I'm pretty sure that means I'm not shy with my opinions or assessments of a situation; I don't hold back, and I'm reasonably accurate....

Mama’s Hierarchy of Needs

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If there’s one thing that mamahood never is, it’s boring. OK, that’s a bit of a stretch when you’re reading the same bedtime book for the umpteenth time. But life as a mama certainly always turns on a dime....
I have a lot of kids. They absolutely push me to my limit some days. A few months ago I experienced a series of days that felt like a deep, dark pit. My patience was gone; I was sleep-deprived;...
At 33, I was comfortably settled in my career, relishing the fulfilment that came from doing a job I was really passionate about. I had worked hard to get to where I was, making my way forward with determination...
Ah... the calm that comes when the holidays are over. The decorations are put away until next year, the kids are back in school, and you're ready to make a fresh start. There are promises of healthy eating and...

When Joy Is Not a Choice

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For almost four weeks now, my Facebook feed has been filled with friends reflecting on their hopes for the year to come. Some hope to be more present with their families and enjoy the little moments. Most posts are...
We are excited to have partnered with our advertising sponsor Medifast Texas to bring you information about losing weight. A few weeks ago, I shared the beginning of my journey to lose my baby-weight by using the Medifast 5 and 1 program....
I want something really, really badly. I think about it every morning when I wake up and every night before I go to sleep. It’s different from when I wanted a baby so badly my heart and soul ached. That...
A round-up of ACM’s Community & Conversation Recommendations As parents, it seems there’s always something or someone to worry about. I worry about a lot of little things all the time, but when something serious needs attention, I find...

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...
“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...
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...
It’s a rough go these days, embracing this "love your body" campaign. If I’m being really honest with you, I don’t totally love mine most of the time right now. Yep, I said it. I recently read an article...

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¿Qué Pasa San Antonio?

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¿Qué Pasa San Antonio? is a weekly update on family friendly and focused events in the Greater San Antonio area, including Boerne, New Braunfels,...