Dear 2020 Moms, Do not give up.  I know it’s been a tough six months.  We’ve obviously been living in a time warp that made each month 500 days long, and now the school year is about to begin. You’ve been...
Ready or not, the start of the 2020-2021 school year approaches quickly, and for many of us that means a return to distance learning. The COVID-19 pandemic brought us a school year none of us expected, and understandably our...
Let’s get down to business: momming ain’t easy. No matter how much we love it, or our littles, it is a marathon that we run every day. Over and over again. And whenever we think we’ve seen it all...
So we had COVID-19. And it was rough. I would say that my husband and I did not have mild symptoms, but we were also never hospitalized. I think we land somewhere in that middle ground of mild to...
So. Over. It. It's the cry from moms and kiddos everywhere. We've stayed in, stayed isolated, and done our best to stay healthy. The bad news? There's no end in sight. We have to keep at it to stay safe. The...
  When I moved to San Antonio seven years ago, it was one of the biggest adventures I had ever embarked on—and one of the loneliest. I knew no one besides my husband—we moved here because of his job. In...

National Friendship Day

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Fifteen years ago, I met the love of my life and twelve years ago, I got to marry him. Truth is, though, that at the time, I already had three soul mates. Three people that held the core of...
At the end of the day I feel as if I have nothing left to give. In the middle of taxiing the kids around for their extracurricular activities, keeping a semi-clean house, grocery shopping, cooking and maintaining some semblance...
To preface this article, you should know I am not a glowing pregnant person. I don’t feel my best - I feel sick, large, and generally awful. So, as you can imagine, I do not enjoy shopping for maternity...
Who doesn’t love to celebrate a birthday? Since my children were about five years old, their birthday celebrations have usually been a family dinner on the actual date and then a birthday party of sorts for them on a...

Phone a Friend

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We have grown accustomed to seeing friends and family in a virtual manner. Birthdays and other celebrations take the form of car parades and summer travel plans are being altered to fit within the safety and comfort perimeters of...
All parents have experienced the cardboard box phenomenon. You carefully shop for the perfect birthday gift for your little one. Sure it’s a bit expensive, but the look of joy on your child’s face--priceless. Of course it’s also huge...
If I had to pick one thing that is saving my life right now, it would be my book club.  I realize book clubs are nothing new or revolutionary, but mine has one unique twist that sets it apart: it...
I arrived in San Antonio one summer day before my birthday in July 2012. I still remember looking down from the plane and my husband telling me, "See that? That's downtown." I saw tall buildings piled up and a...

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A Love Letter to The DoSeum

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This post is brought to you by The DoSeum. I have raised my three boys from infancy in the hallways of The DoSeum, and so...

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