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...

Celebrating Juneteenth

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I’ve wanted to celebrate Juneteenth for awhile. I didn’t grow up knowing much about the holiday, and it wasn’t something that we celebrated in my family. I’ve been to numerous Fourth of July celebrations, cookouts, etc., but I don’t...

Summertime Blues

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It’s summertime in San Antonio and I have the blues. Coronavirus is still prevalent. The germs are still at large. And, normal still seems so far out of reach. Logically, I understand that by taking precautions - like wearing a...
The summer road trip may look a little different this year and it may be on roads less traveled but near or far, I have compiled my tips on making the most of it. Since my family missed the...
My spiritual director recently described the difference between optimism and hope, as it relates to the season of the coronavirus. Optimism is what we see on Instagram. “It’s all going to be okay!” “Bake your sourdough bread!” Hope, as...
I see you there, on day (whatever this is) of quarantine/sheltering-in-place/staying home/social distancing/limiting interactions. You haven’t washed your hair in days (weeks?). Your kids are making you insane. Now that virtual learning is over, you have exactly zero activities...
There is never a right time to talk to your kids about racism, but when the latest Black victim of police brutality is front and center on the news, we must face it head-on. That’s a pretty big earful...
“I won’t yell tomorrow,” I say to myself, as I sit full of guilt after getting my kids to bed. Today was really hard. If I try to explain the reasons why today was really hard, my reasons sound...
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 my kids had never been happier–I hadn't realized how much they've missed people too. They...
As communities come together, celebrating life, love, and gratitude as one, acts of kindness are more important now than ever. Below is a random list of ideas that can be done while safely practicing social distancing and is for...
I remember the first diaper I ever changed on my daughter. It was the longest two minutes ever and I thought I might have damaged her for life. Not because anything bad happened, but because I started thinking about...
Y’all, can we just chat for a second about churros? I have lived in San Antonio for about 4 years now, and I only just discovered the culinary genius that is churros. Fried cinnamon sugar bread topped...
Learning at home during shelter in place has made all of the weeks run together, and a part of me is sad to see school coming to an end because it’s the only thing keeping any routine in our...

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Outdoor Fun in San Antonio: Parks, Trails, Day Trips & More

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As we near the end of summer and prepare for back to school and all things fall, let’s not forget to take a pause...

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