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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Kids’ Fiesta Fashion for Every Budget

Fiesta is here! Mamas, it’s time to get out your embroidered tops and capris, your white jeans, your bohemian accessories, your brightly colored sundresses and your sandals. That takes care of YOUR Fiesta wardrobe, but your kids are growing a mile a minute, and more likely than not, last year’s Fiesta outfits aren’t going to […]

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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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Alamo City’s Amazing Mom Contest

Look, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a SUPER MOM!  They are all around us – moms that amaze us, inspire us, challenge us to better or show us how to be better versions of ourselves.  And because of this, we want to celebrate the moms in your life – just in time […]

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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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Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! {Giveaway}

Disney on Ice is bringing an all new show called “Let’s Celebrate” to San Antonio with performances April 9-13, 2014!  Do your children have a slight obsession with all things Disney like many of our kids do?  We are so excited that Disney on Ice is coming to San Antonio next week with eight performances […]

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Confessions of a Book Nerd

Confession: I’m a Book Nerd. With a capital B and capital N. I embrace my dorkiness wholeheartedly and I am only slightly apologetic for not knowing with whom the latest Bachelor is making-out or which idolatrous singer should definitely go home… Those shows are still on, right? But I digress. I don’t consider myself a […]

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