The world of slumber parties is becoming a familiar landscape in my parenting journey. As my oldest son approaches the age where these events become a hot topic, the question of whether to allow sleepovers or opt for sleepunders...

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...
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....
You can chalk this one up in the "things no one prepares you for" column: your Kindergartener comes home talking about the "gold coin" her bff received from the tooth fairy last night. Suddenly, extracting that first wiggly tooth...
Fall is officially here! As the seasons change, we enthusiastically welcome back so many beloved traditions and seasonal fun times! Food is often a big part of those seasonal festivities. For allergy friendly families, that means "Yay! More planning...

Boo Baskets

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If you’ve spent any time on Instagram or Tik Tok lately, you’ll know that 2023 is the year of the boo basket. But “What’s a boo basket?” I hear you say! Just another attempt to make me part with my...
Birthday parties. I don’t know about y’all, but it’s so easy to get carried away with something so simple these days. Between Pinterest, your neighbor’s friend’s sister on Instagram… well, everyone seems to go all out. Fancy custom cakes, bounce...
Recently, my husband was away for the week, so I decided to spend my evenings crossing off a few of the tasks that I had shelved because… well, we are in the thick of the terrible twos, and after...
My husband is not only extremely good-looking, he also has a sexy accent because he is from Greece. Our last name is hard to pronounce, and even harder to spell, so we often have to explain where he is...
I absolutely refuse to wear a swimsuit to the beach. The chafing. Ugh! The awkward tan lines. Ew! Constantly worrying about it shifting or being pulled down by a wayward child? It’s a hard pass from me! My family has finally...
Before we know it, May will be here and we’ll start receiving those beautiful graduation announcements in our mailbox! Smiling seniors donning their letter jacket or graduation gown, holding their college pendant or a treasured extracurricular item... Whether it’s...
Did anyone else struggle to get into the holiday spirit this year? While shopping at one of my favorite big box stores, as expected, the cashier asked me how I was doing. I would usually give a generic, "Fine, how...
The holidays are a stressful time of year, and they can be extra stressful for blended families trying to plan for pick-ups and drop-offs, attempting to maintain sacred traditions while creating new ones, and hoping to respect the emotions...

Halloween Candy Overload

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Now is your chance. Stop the cycle! Take the candy and RUN! But only to give it away or put it to good use. Don't be like some people I know who may or may not hide it in the...

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¿Qué Pasa San Antonio? is a weekly update on family friendly and focused events in the Greater San Antonio area, including Boerne, New Braunfels,...