Within days, my perspective on immigration was changed with a visit from a river to a harbor. About this time last year, I flew to New York City with my mom and my four-year-old to babysit my nephew for a week....
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...
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...

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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...
It's all any parent can think about: what will we do this fall if schools reopen? Will schools reopen? If not, what will happen? How will we go back to work if the kids are home all fall? How will...
Spinderella, cut it up one time. Let's talk about (Texas) Sex (Ed), baby You may or may not remember what if anything you were taught in school about sex. I’m not talking about what we learned from friends or scribbles...
Quarantine hasn’t been easy for most of us; we have had to balance social distancing and at the same time, distance learning, work, and household chores. We have had to ‘multiply’ our time and strength, to overcome this situation,...
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,...
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 messed up. As a mom, and a human, I do that on very rare occasions. If I had to guess, I’d say once every blue moon or so.  While I have mastered this shelter in place ordeal with almost...
The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder to enjoy some of the best things San Antonio has to offer. I can get take out from my favorite restaurant, El Mirasol, but I can’t enjoy it with my friends over...
When the COVID-19 crisis first hit San Antonio and the food and supply hoarding was at its peak, I remember the sinking feeling I got as I opened my refrigerator and looked at my kitchen counters and saw our...
When I had my daughter at the end of January, I knew that my world would be rocked forever. I felt like I had just gotten into a good groove parenting my 5-year-old son, and I finally thought, “Okay,...

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During this time of social distancing, many of us have adopted new hobbies or gone back to something that we haven’t done in a...