We both knew it could happen, but we hoped that it wouldn’t.  We had talked about it and tried to imagine plans for different scenarios. My husband had been placed on furlough already, people at his company were getting laid off...
Chances are, if you’ve learned nothing else from our recent time spent “social distancing” and quarantining over the past month, you can now probably classify yourself and your family members as introverts or extroverts with much precision.  For those who...

Enjoy The Baby Years

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During most of our early days as parents, we basically transcend from one day into the next like a slow moving hippo playing in the mud. The light is dark at the end of the tunnel, seasoned parents will...
There are tears, gasps of horror, and faces contorted in displeasure. Words that we have never heard before and voices that sound completely unlike our own. When things really go sideways, there are splashes of destruction all over the...

Holy Week at Home

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It’s no secret that we are all trying to navigate the unknown and foreign waters that are currently flooding over us.  We are abiding by the shelter in place acts, keeping our distance from others when we absolutely need...
Nobody was prepared for the coronavirus outbreak, but one good thing among all of the chaos is the amount of resources we can find online to keep the kids (and us!) busy and entertained. Moms and kids can get...
I’ve lived in my neighborhood for three years, and I have gotten closer to my neighbors in the past two weeks than ever before. Ironically, at a time that we’re all physically distancing ourselves, we’re coming together to support...
Birthday parties have always been a big deal in our family. I love planning them, buying and making themed decorations and party favors with my kids, and watching my child’s joy when she sees all of her friends and...
“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers We usually hear that quote and think of police, firefighters, EMTs and more. But in the midst of COVID-19, we can all be helpers. The situation...
In an ideal world, our children would grow up without having to split time between two parents, two households. Most of us didn’t venture into parenthood with that plan. But for those of us who’ve found ourselves there, it’s...
As some of us begin to “stay home, work safe” to keep ourselves healthy, we’ll undoubtedly be spending a lot more time indoors. And, while I’m extremely grateful for my job and the privilege to continue working from home,...

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...

Marriage in Quarantine

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As we navigate through these next few weeks, our new routines as a family are and will be constantly changing. We have gotten used to each other, REALLY used to each other. The space from one side of the...
So you peed on a stick and it’s positive for pregnancy. Now what?   Chances are if you’re reading this, you’ve already birthed a human or have a little human around you who calls you some variation of “mom.” And now...

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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...