We are right in the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week, and if you're anything like me, you just realized that you haven't gotten anything for your kids' teachers (whoops). As an educator myself, the irony of this is not...
Have you been to the grocery store lately? Pumped gas in your car and watched the pennies jump? Our dollar isn't what it used to be. But the hungry mouths who sit at our dinner table are still as hungry, and our...
As I watched all three of our little monsters play hide and seek—in all its various versions— completely by themselves, I realized things are changing. We did it. We survived babies. We graduated into having three kids. Real, elementary...
If I had to describe my family’s relationship with Mother Nature in one word, it’d be outdoorsy-ish. We’ve gone camping without any children being eaten by wild animals or being left in caves (a success in my book). Let's...
The Army isn't something I would've expected for my son straight out of high school. He had mused about military school at one point, but that idea eventually faded and I thought he'd settle on something else. His junior...
Looking to add some fun San Antonio events to your spring calendar? The weather is perfect and this season is filled with great options for families to enjoy and explore San Antonio together, so get out and go. Have...

What is Ramadan?

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In my very first class as a law student, I arrived early so I could grab my favorite seat.  Halfway back in the lecture hall, halfway down the row. Right in the middle. I have been so very thankful...
Last week, I was finally able to attend my youngest daughter's choir concert. It had already been a long day—I'd gotten up at 4:30 a.m. to work out, shuffled both kids to school, worked all day, and picked up...
Hi, dads of the world, how's it going? Just throwing this out there... Mother's Day is coming up. I know it is probably not on your radar yet, but that's what I am here for! If the mother of...
I’ve lived in San Antonio since the summer of 2012. Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to have family and friends come to visit us. We usually show them around, however, after a couple of visits they...
My bag is packed, I am 37 weeks tomorrow, and I am really hoping for some encouraging news the next time my OB examines my cervix. I am done, mamas. This is baby #3, pregnancy #5, and I am...
Yosemite National Park has been on my travel wish list for years, but we wanted to wait until our girls were old enough to hike long distances without complaining. (Okay, I’ll settle for “hike long distances.”) During the early...
Spring has sprung in South Texas, and the Easter events have hit the calendar. Check out the San Antonio and surrounding area egg hunts, Bunny sightings, and a splash of cascarones! If chasing down the trail of jelly beans...
Easter is here, and as the mother of two teens, I’m here to tell you that there is not much that I miss about celebrating Easter with two little ones. The super early Easter morning egg hiding, keeping my...

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2022 Guide to Vacation Bible Schools in San Antonio

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A few years ago, one of my favorite songs played as I entered Lifeway Christan Store: "Yes to VBS." Vacation Bible School signs are...