6 Sweet Birthday Party Ideas for Your Little Sweetheart

Planning your child’s birthday party can be stressful. It’s not easy to come up with the perfect place that will dazzle your child and her guests without breaking the bank. Plus, there’s the added pressure of finding a venue that’s unique, personal, and “Pinteresting.” As the mom of a little girl, I admit that my […]

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What You Need to Know About Mommy Foodie Fair

Two weeks from today is our very first Mommy Foodie Fair! You may remember our Moms Night Out last fall that gave us a chance to mix and mingle with other San Antonio mamas.  We’ve mixed it up a little this time and have partnered with our very own City Moms Blog Network and Dishcrawl […]

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Overcoming infertility: Becoming her mommy

Becoming a mom doesn’t happen the same way for everyone.  For some it’s an accidental blessing.  Others make a plan that just works.  Still others plan and hope and dream and pray….and wait…and wait…and wait. The calendar tells us this week is Infertility Awareness Week…. like we need a special week to be reminded of […]

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Talking About the Easter Bunny

*Spoiler Alert: This post may contain references to various theories about the true identity of the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, etc… A couple of years ago I was teaching a Sunday School class to a group of six-year olds. It was nowhere near Easter, but one of the girls proudly declared to the rest of […]

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Book: Alamo Story and Battleground Tour by Dean Kirkpatrick

The Alamo is special (even if you weren’t born in San Antonio)

When it’s time for a homeschool history lesson, and you live in San Antonio, what do you do? Visit the Alamo, of course! My son, F.T., and I visited the Alamo last month, and it got me thinking about the significance of the Alamo for everyone in San Antonio—even me, and I wasn’t born here. It’s Fiesta […]

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April: Month of the Military Child

You don’t have to go very far to realize that San Antonio is a military town.  Whether you’re visiting the Riverwalk or attending a Spurs game, you’ll probably run into a basic trainee or two (or two thousand).  With six military installations in the Alamo City alone, you’re bound to have a lot of military families. To recognize […]

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Fostering a Love of Reading

I began buying books for my first baby before I even had him. I had read somewhere that one of the keys to having children who love to read is to surround them with books. I bought books that I remembered loving as a child, I bought books that I read about in parenting magazines, I […]

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spring themed random acts of kindness

Spring Time Random Acts of Kindness

Random acts of kindness are a wonderful way to brighten someones day – and sometimes it seems that after the winter holiday season passes the enthusiasm for RAKs (as random, or planned, as they may be) dies down. Vivi is learning to give (and loving it) and I want to nurture that. We’ve “Egged” our […]

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Easy Access: Dressing for Nursing

Once I was finally able to juggle the car seat, stroller, and packing a diaper bag to get out of the house with my newborn for more than an hour at a time, I came across a new challenge: what do I wear?  Not only am I between sizes (maternity clothes too big, regular clothes […]

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Confessions of a Consignment Sale Junkie

Ok – I admit it. I have a problem. I absolutely, positively cannot stand the thought of paying full retail price. For anything. I am a Maxxinista, a Recessionista, a Cheapo-ista. It just pains me to no end to have to pay full price for an item when I know full well that somewhere out […]

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“Girls Will Be”: There is more than one way to be a girl

What do you when your daughter is not aspiring to be Princess Elsa?  Gasp.  What do you do when your daughter loathes is not a fan of  pink?  What do you when your daughter last wore a dress almost two years ago to her father’s wedding (and even then only to placate yours truly, her soon […]

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Port Aransas: A Visitor’s Guide

It was a tradition in our family growing up: Every summer, we loaded up the Suburban in the heat of July and made the two-and-a-half-hour trek to Port Aransas for our in-state summer vacay. Thirty years later, though sans the Suburban, things haven’t changed all that much. My family and I try to visit Port […]

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