Schedule Away

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One of my favorite childhood breaks from school was the now infamous Blizzard of ’93. Being from the Northeast, school cancellations were typical when extremely low temperatures or feet upon feet of snow blanketed our world. I still remember...
As a librarian, I am always talking up the services that our libraries provide and that makes them community centers. Now, as their physical doors are temporarily closed, it’s time to explore their virtual resources more. Reading is a...
Sorry friend, no easy button here. But whether your kids are home for summer, school holiday, or an unexpectedly lengthened spring break we've got some simple and practical ideas for staying organized while everyone is stuck at home together. Think...
A week ago if you had told me that school districts would begin to shut down amid the COVID-19 virus, I would have rolled my eyes at you. Here we are, 7 days later and my children’s spring break...
How many digits of Pi can you recite? I can do a whopping three: 3.14. Luckily, that’s all we need to celebrate Pi Day every March 14th. I’m clearly not a math whiz, but I do welcome any excuse...

Do You Even Lent?

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Growing up in a Roman Catholic church in northern New Mexico the question was never if I was observing Lent but rather what was I giving up? Year after year the 40-day span began, post-Fat Tuesday gumbo eating, which...
Every January my family goes through what I like to call a “toy cleanse.” We do this annually after the holidays and sometimes after my kids’ birthdays. There’s no science behind it: after they are gifted tons of new...
Durante los últimos días de diciembre, en mi casa tenemos una “limpia de juguetes”. Hacemos esto cada año después de Navidad y algunas veces después de los cumpleaños de mis hijos. No tiene mucha ciencia: después de que los...

Pie Crust Parenting

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If there was an award given for being the last person to put one’s house back in order post-Christmas, I would win it. I am the one who un-decks my halls, places the stockings back in their containers with...
This blog post is sponsored by Messenger Kids. All opinions and experiences using the platform are the author's.  Like it or not, San Antonio mamas, our children are part of the digital age. It’s at once exciting and terrifying. They...
December 24th is my absolute favorite day of the whole year.  I love everything about the day before Christmas. Beginning the moment my eyes fly open on Christmas Eve morning, I relish in the hustle and bustle of finishing up...

Dreidel Treats for Hanukkah

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Hanukkah (or Chanukah) is the Festival of Lights, taking place over eight days somewhere between late November and late December in our modern calendar. The lighting of the menorah each night is meant to remember and honor the story...
We have a lot unique things in San Antonio. So many that a San Antonio newcomer created a the San Antonio A-Z Guide . With that, here are some definitions, Urban Dictionary-style, to help San Antonio moms communicate. Did we miss...
As mothers, we all want the best for our kids. With the holidays soon approaching, many of us will focus on picking the perfect gifts for our kids, family members, coworkers, teachers, neighbors...you get the picture. Gift-giving can get...

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A San Antonio Love Letter

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Guys. It's happening. Things are opening back up. I feel the tension dissipating on trips to H-E-B. We went to the park today and...