Thanksgiving break, holidays ahead, and you’re finally welcoming visitors again? There’s always something fabulous to see and enjoy in San Antonio—so much so that it can be overwhelming to remember all the options available when you’re ready to get...
School holidays—love them or loathe them, they come every fall & winter and remind us how much we love our kids’ teachers. If you’re looking ahead to Thanksgiving and Winter Break as well as Single Day School Holidays (ex:...
As the weather starts to change and we move into fall, we will see Pumpkin Spice Everything. So many of us wait for pumpkin spice lattes to hit our Starbucks menu and order up one to enjoy in the...
If you want some budget-friendly gift ideas, you may not need to look much further than your neighborhood grocery store. After a quick trip to H-E-B plus!, I found several ideas that may work for your last-minute shopping. (FYI,...
So many things about Christmas have been changed this year (or are missing altogether) but one thing we're loving and our current favorite San Antonio holiday activity, is driving around to see all the amazing displays of holiday lights. There...

Keeping Posadas Alive

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Holiday Parties in Mexico are called Posadas (Poh-Sa-das). This is a tradition that started in colonial Mexico and has carried on since then. They were originally held in the nine days or “novena” before Christmas Eve symbolizing the nine...
The crazy year/decade/century of 2020 has given us all pause. Even socially distanced, this year has proven how interconnected we really are—and the impact that we can have on others seems clearer now than ever before. And the community...

To Santa Or Not To Santa?

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Well, I don’t know about you, but Christmas snuck up on me this year! 2020 has felt simultaneously like the blink of an eye and a million years all rolled into one. A few weeks ago, I opened my...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Right? This year has been so wild. I feel like we just finished The Longest Spring Break Ever and now it’s December. DECEMBER, y’all. If anyone deserves a treat this December,...
The 4 Gift Rule. Maybe you've heard of it. It's where for Christmas (or Birthdays!) you decide to gift your children only 4 gifts. Those gifts are: Something They Want Something They Need Something to Wear Something to Read I...
My children feel like the only ones in the world to whom Santa does not send an “Elf on the Shelf.” They are eternally bitter about it. And I relish it. To any parents out there who feel obligated to...
If ever there was a year that needed a bit of extra sparkle, 2020 is it. The glow and twinkle of holiday lights seems to make everything brighter, cheerier, and festive. And even better: you can walk around and...
As we all know by now, 2020 is a year like no other. Beloved events and activities that have become family traditions will likely be very different this year, or cancelled altogether. We’ve done our best to update this...
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...

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The Life-Changing Practice of Secondhand Shopping

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Have you ever admired a friend or neighbor’s style, marveling at her expansive wardrobe and beautiful home decor? I certainly have while also wondering...