“Are YOU doing okay…?” I remember this conversation like it was yesterday. I was at my oldest daughter’s three-month well-check, and I was very much NOT okay. My daughter’s pediatrician asked how things were going, almost with a slight laugh,...
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...
Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Banking is the world's first cord blood bank, having given birth to the industry in 1989. Today, we have been entrusted to store the cord blood from the babies of more than 500,000 parents from 87...
At 36, as a “healthy-ish” wife, mom, and runner, I never thought I’d be diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, but that’s exactly what happened to me. I would imagine most women don’t think they will ever...
For the longest time, I was convinced that I hated flowers. With a passion. Truth is, I never learned how to care for them, so they inevitably died every time I received them. I would tell anyone listening--”Please don’t...
*Disclaimer  This is my personal experience, and this is not intended to be taken as medical advice or to assume that your experience would be exactly the same. If you have concerns for your health, please seek professional medical attention.  In...

Lunches During Virtual School

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As a mom who is always nutrition conscious first, I’m counting my blessings with being able to ensure my kids are eating great during their school day–at least while they are still home and in virtual school for the...
I was adamant that I was NOT going to breastfeed. It took way too much work and I was not cool with flashing my boobs to feed my kid. Formula also seemed super simple, so that was that. (Spoiler...
So we had COVID-19. And it was rough. I would say that my husband and I did not have mild symptoms, but we were also never hospitalized. I think we land somewhere in that middle ground of mild to...
  When I moved to San Antonio seven years ago, it was one of the biggest adventures I had ever embarked on—and one of the loneliest. I knew no one besides my husband—we moved here because of his job. In...
At the end of the day I feel as if I have nothing left to give. In the middle of taxiing the kids around for their extracurricular activities, keeping a semi-clean house, grocery shopping, cooking and maintaining some semblance...
As an avid hiker my hope is that my kids will develop a similar love for the outdoors, but let’s be honest––hiking is, well… walking. A whole lot of walking. While in its simplest form, hiking is really just...
Spinderella, cut it up one time. Let's talk about (Texas) Sex (Ed), baby You may or may not remember what if anything you were taught in school about sex. I’m not talking about what we learned from friends or scribbles...
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...

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15 Places to Eat Near 281 and 1604

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It's an age-old quandary and quite possibly one of the most asked questions ever... "Where should we eat?". If you're near the 1604 and...