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...
“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...

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San Antonio Shines Bright with Holiday Lights (2022 Edition)

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Some of my fondest memories of the holiday season throughout the years include some kind of takeout (Taco Bell cinnamon churros when I was...

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