Del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre cada año, los hispanos en Estados Unidos tenemos 31 días para celebrar lo que somos: nuestras raíces, nuestra historia, nuestra cultura y nuestros aportes a este país. Además de reconocer a...
For the past couple of years, our son has mentioned wanting a cell phone. Many of his classmates (in grades 5–6) have a smartphone, so naturally, his interest continues to grow steadily. I have been staunchly against him having...
During our last conversation, we spoke in pieces of our life through the noise of our children yelping. We carried on while breaking up fights and calming tantrums. There was a moment of silence on your end, when you...
While perusing the greeting card aisles at the grocery store recently, I was struck by the small selection devoted to Grandparent's Day. Around Mother's Day and Father's Day, at least half an aisle is devoted to greeting cards showing...
Hey mama, slow down—and consider reading a book! If you’re like me, you long to read for leisure. Maybe you daydream about creating or joining a book club, screenshot the latest “must read” on your Instagram feed to save...
I am a generally positive person, a “glass half-full” kind of gal, so when I heard that September 13 is Positive Thinking Day, I knew this was a topic I could write easily about. I am part of a wonderful...
Hace unas semanas me encontré en Sam’s Club a una amiga que no veía hace casi 4 años, poco tiempo después de que naciera mi primer bebé. Al verla, me acerqué contenta a saludarla y ella, se alegra del...

Love Ya Like a Sister

I’ve always gotten along with my three sisters. Admittedly, there are childhood diary entries in purple crayon where I complain about how mean they are. For the most part, though, we’ve been a pretty happy bunch. From sports teams...
The other day someone made fun of my accent, and it really hurt my feelings. Well…kind of. Not really.  As I was doing my best to express myself in a language that is not my own, this person laughed at...
El otro día, alguien se burló de mí por la manera en la que hablo inglés, y la verdad es que me hizo sentir muy mal. Bueno, más o menos.  Estaba haciendo mi mejor esfuerzo por hablar inglés, y esta...
Texas isn't quite the Wild West it sometimes looks like in the movies. I mean, I never rode a horse to school, and I didn't own cowboy boots until I was an adult. But there are some things that...

Not a Mother’s Summer

Summertime has the ability to grant peace and rest for teachers, chaos and sometimes too much togetherness for stay-at-home moms, growth spurts for those babies heading into the toddler years, and enough eye rolls from the teenagers to last...
In just a few weeks, my oldest son will start Kindergarten, and I can’t avoid feeling anxious. I wonder what will happen, how he is going to feel, how I can support him, and so many other questions I...
When I moved to San Antonio two years ago, I didn’t know a soul. After nine years in Chicago raising babies, I was terrified to start all over again and leave behind an amazing mom tribe I had formed over...

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Make Holiday Shopping an Event: Fill Your Gift Lists at Local...

Tackling your holiday shopping with twinkling lights, music and fun, perhaps even with a drink in hand? Yes, please! If you want to actually...