Whether you're strolling down the River Walk, enjoying Fiesta, or visiting Mi Tierra or some other Mexican restaurant, it's hard not to encounter mariachi music in San Antonio. While Mexico is the birthplace of this unique music genre, the...
La música de mariachi es otra vez ‘cool’: sus orígenes, su importancia y sus raíces para San Antonio Ir al Paseo del Río, asistir a los eventos de Fiesta San Antonio, visitar Mi Tierra o algún restaurante mexicano, muchas veces...
Maybe it’s an evolutionary side effect of being the ones who give birth to and nourish our offspring, but in case you haven’t noticed, women are tough. And fortunately for everyone else in the house, we don’t get sick....
Snowballing. Spiraling. Treading water, while barely keeping my head up. Running, without a chance to catch my breath.  That is how many of my days as a mother feel. If I stop for only a moment, I'll be overrun by...
Spring is in the air (along with pollen, unfortunately), eggs are in the incubators in my son’s preschool class, my daughter is gearing up for a recital, and the wildflowers that paint the Texas hillsides and highways are more...
There are times when I reach the end of my day and don’t know when I lost control of it all. When did it slip away from me? At what point in my day did the wave come up...
I have three kids. Two of them (not to name names, but the first two) were fairly easy small people to raise. I swear to you, they never had tantrums. They never screamed "NO!" at me (at least until...

Buc-ee Is My BFF

Is it a gas station? A convenience store? A restaurant? It’s hard to label exactly what Buc-ee’s is, but I can tell you that I’m unapologetically obsessed with it. Why, you ask? Let’s indulge in an imaginary road trip...
My father came from a family of Mexican Catholics; my mother, from a family of New York Jews. I grew up Unitarian Universalist with a knowledge that my religious legacy was as muddied as my genetic one. I have...
Three of my four kids' birthdays fall within 30 days of each other, during August and September (aka: back-to-school season). When they were younger I could get away with combining birthday celebrations without much fuss. But as they grew...
You can tell by her smile and the way she raises one eyebrow that there are things I passed down to her. You can tell by the way she expressively talks with her hands and laughs with her mouth wide...

Move Along, Tooth Fairy

 Dear Tooth Fairy, I apologize for not writing sooner. Don't worry, teeth are dropping left and right around here. We are all brushing and flossing, too. All is well. But here's the thing: We don't do, well, you, in our...
My daughter has made a friend. A smart, kind, and funny little friend from school started to pop up in conversation, and after I was assured she wasn’t imaginary, I celebrated knowing how much my girl needed this. I...
When my oldest was turning two, I planned an epic birthday party for him. It was a “Balloon-a-Palooza.” We blew up hundreds, stringing them with fishing line and hanging them throughout every room to make it look as though...

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Alamo City Moms TASTE: Barbecue Tips from Three Generations of Davila’s...

Not all barbecue is created equal, especially not in Texas, where barbecue is almost a religion. So when a barbecue spot in Seguin draws...