366 Goals

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I was picking up my kids from school and saw a marquee for a restaurant that said “New Years Goals: 366 Margaritas” It took me a couple days passing the sign for it to sink in…. Oh yeah! It’s a...
My daughter is a proud Scout. To be clear, she is a Scout in Scouts BSA (you probably know it as Boy Scouts of America). Yes, you read it right - my daughter. When she was in 1st grade,...

One Big Party

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I have twin boys. They just celebrated their 8th birthday, with a guest list that could quite literally rival a wedding. That may sound absolutely insane to every other parent - and it is! - but somehow we make it...
Dear fellow moms and dads who've found themselves lost in the tangled jungle of parenting styles – Grab your machetes and join me on a quest for sanity! It's a wild world out here in the land of gentle parenting...
While I am by no means against the idea of making New Year’s resolutions, for the past few years - really, since I became a mother - I simply haven’t made any. At first, in the thick of the fourth...
New Year’s Eve gets a lot of attention for ringing in the new year. For families with young kids, staying up until midnight is not always an option! Thankfully, there are lots of local and family friendly New Year’s...

Facing Fears

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We’ve spent a lot of time in our house discussing fears. My kids have inherited anxiety from a long line of anxious people… sometimes it is the little things, but we have some biggies too. One of my boys struggles...
Looking for a gift that’s not on every store shelf - a gift that is sure to please? There’s a surefire way to score: shop museum stores. Museum stores stock unique finds that tie into their collections and exhibitions....
I recently turned 34, and this year experienced one of the defining moments of my adult life. I lost my final surviving grandparent. I know that, in many ways, I have been extremely fortunate to know my grandparents into...
This holiday season, I may be embracing all the festive vibes, but when it comes to decking the halls, I'm feeling a bit indifferent. The mental checklist of climbing into the attic, unboxing decorations, sorting through them, and transforming...
It’s official: the holidays have burst onto the scene. If you’re wondering how best to enjoy the holidays in San Antonio, add these sure-fire events and activities to sprinkle more fun into your season. And if have family and friends...
Whether you start celebrating Christmas early or “late”, there’s no denying that the holidays are in full swing. Cool, cloudy days, a peppermint latte, the River Walk draped in lights; it’s such an enchanting and beautiful time of year....
Challenging, depressing, difficult, disappointing, hard, stressful, a struggle, and unpleasant… these are a few of my favorite things *queue the music* that fall into my favorite phrase of “less than magical.” The holidays can be hard for some people. If...
At 2 years old, my oldest’s concept of money education contained three things: 1) mommy goes to work, 2) work brings money, and 3) money brings toys. It set the foundation of her understanding of the importance of money,...

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Alamo City-Area Library Summer Reading Programs

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Summer is upon us, and the name of the game is, "Keep the Kids Occupied." Many schools send home summer reading tasks but reading...