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We have grown accustomed to seeing friends and family in a virtual manner. Birthdays and other celebrations take the form of car parades and summer travel plans are being altered to fit within the safety and comfort perimeters of...
All parents have experienced the cardboard box phenomenon. You carefully shop for the perfect birthday gift for your little one. Sure it’s a bit expensive, but the look of joy on your child’s face--priceless. Of course it’s also huge...
If I had to pick one thing that is saving my life right now, it would be my book club.  I realize book clubs are nothing new or revolutionary, but mine has one unique twist that sets it apart: it...
I arrived in San Antonio one summer day before my birthday in July 2012. I still remember looking down from the plane and my husband telling me, "See that? That's downtown." I saw tall buildings piled up and a...
En todos mis años como mamá, una de las cosas que menos he disfrutado es ayudar a mis hijos a la hora de dormir. Lo he hecho tantas veces que ya es en automático. Es una carga más al...
In all my years as a mom, bedtime has always been sort of a burden. It is one of those mundane activities that you do over and over again until you go in auto-pilot mode.  Sure, things have changed. My...
San Antonio has a population of 1.53 million people, 6.18%, or approximately 94,700, of which are Black or African American. To find this data, I used this source which is actually focused on COVID-19 research but has a vast amount of...
It's all any parent can think about: what will we do this fall if schools reopen? Will schools reopen? If not, what will happen? How will we go back to work if the kids are home all fall? How will...
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...
  We moved from our old house in Houston to New Braunfels six years ago and I wrote this “love letter” to the house on our final days in Houston. Over the past seven years in our new house we’ve...
Quarantine hasn’t been easy for most of us; we have had to balance social distancing and at the same time, distance learning, work, and household chores. We have had to ‘multiply’ our time and strength, to overcome this situation,...
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how we as parents can talk to our young children, specifically, about racial injustice. I wrote the piece a few days before riots began heavily erupting across the country in response to...
As we come out of isolation, there are hero interim-teachers, aka parents, the world over, who have done everything in their hands to keep their children entertained in the confinements of their home. During the first few weeks of quarantine,...
On June 26, 1997, the first Harry Potter book quietly hit bookshelves in the UK with only 500 copies printed. Despite its small beginnings, the series took off and our ordinary muggle world hasn’t been the same since. The...

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So. Over. It. It's the cry from moms and kiddos everywhere. We've stayed in, stayed isolated, and done our best to stay healthy. The bad...

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