Summer in my house is full of ice cream runs, messy watermelon slices, staying up late, and the local summer reading program at the library. Last year, during the pandemic, we did manage to still participate, but in a...
“Write so others can understand without you explaining what it says.” I told my son this the other day. Even though he can correctly spell many words at 6-years-old, his handwriting is a challenge. Ever since he started pre-handwriting...
Summertime, and the livin' is easy—especially if you’re a teen who just got out of school for the summer. While most teens would love to spend their summer catching up on sleep, swimming, and hanging out with friends, there...
Getaways to the beach are year-round for our family due to the relatively mild temperatures, but once May comes along, trips to the cool water are a complete necessity. Before having kids, my husband and I would put on...
It is hard to believe, but it's been an entire year and we’re still doing distance learning. At the beginning we thought it would only last a few months, and still, here. We. Are.  We all know this was never...
Parece increíble, pero ya pasó todo un ciclo escolar y aún continuamos en clases virtuales. Cuando inició todo esto pensamos que solo duraría un par de meses, sin embargo, aquí seguimos.  Todos sabemos que esto nunca estuvo en los planes...
Amanda: Hi friends, Amanda, with Alamo City Moms here. We are with Courtney who's the owner of Crib and Kids. She's at her store right now. You can see behind her how many goodies she has in there. And we're...
I'm a big believer in boundaries. I think they are staples of a healthy and balanced life. I believe that having boundaries with your friends, your job, your coworkers, your neighbors and even your dog (my dog is not...
My mom always leaves my home better than she found it when she visits us. It’s her love language. Because she doesn’t live in the same city as me, she wants to do what she can to make my...
One thing I love about kids is their eagerness to befriend others. Whenever we visit the playground, I enjoy watching these cute, little humans accept each other immediately and wholeheartedly—it makes my heart happy. So imagine my surprise when...
A few years ago my mother gave me a book that was truly an eye-opener for my marriage. You probably have heard of it: The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. He explains that the way we show love to...
If you've been following my posts you know we moved into a new house in June 2020.  When looking for houses, my goals were more space, a place to work, and a place for visitors (haha, that's funny...visitors. in...
Dear Teachers, It’s hard to believe, but we are almost at the end of another school year. With the exception that kids must wear a mask every day, and parents are not permitted to enter school buildings, you have made...
The JCC Block and Dreeben School for Young Children, providing care and education for children ages 6 weeks-4 years old, is the only Jewish NAEYC-accredited program in San Antonio. Our purpose of education at the JCC’s Block and Dreeben...

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Mayor Ron Nirenberg said it best: the pandemic laid bare the inequities that existed in San Antonio and communities around the world. Volunteering as...