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Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Hidden Figures

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Hidden Figures

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. At the beginning of the new year we made a rare outing as a family to watch a movie. Usually Rodney and I see movies together […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: the Social Host Ordinance

Mayor and Mom: Ivy Taylor on San Antonio Mom Blogs

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. At last week’s City Council meeting, I had a rude awakening. A whole new area of dangers for my child was opened to me. The City […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: holiday meals

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Hidden Figures

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. With the holidays quickly approaching I have been looking forward to spending quality time with family. Most of us have celebrations that center around special meals […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: parenting a pre-teen

Mayor and Mom: Ivy Taylor on San Antonio Mom Blogs

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. “Morgan, are you wearing make up?” This is the question I found myself asking my 12-year-old a couple of weeks ago while we were standing in […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: family changes and transitions

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Hidden Figures

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Shortly after I married a native Texan, I said goodbye to my parents following a holiday in North Carolina. I remember being suddenly overcome with emotion […]

Mayor and Mom: a review of The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey (featured speaker at The DoSeum’s Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon)

Mayor Ivy Taylor reviews The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey, featured speaker at The DoSeum's Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. In her August column for San Antonio Mom Blogs, Mayor Ivy Taylor reviews parenting book, The Gift of Failure, by author Jessica Lahey, featured speaker at […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: summer camps

Mayor Ivy Taylor discusses summer camp options for San Antonio kids and parents

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. During a recent City Council meeting, I looked down at my watch and noted that we are well into the month of May. I went home […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: an interview with San Antonio’s new Poet Laureate

Mayor Ivy Taylor interviews San Antonio's new Poet Laureate, Jenny Browne

With Fiesta 2016 coming to a close, San Antonians still have other reasons to celebrate. One of them is that we have a new Poet Laureate, and I am so excited to introduce my fellow San Antonio Mom Blogs readers to her. Jenny Browne is San Antonio’s 2016-2018 Poet Laureate. I’ve had the pleasure of […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: talking with our tweens about dating

Welcome San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to San Antonio Mom Blogs!

Last week Morgan had one of those moments where she wanted to confide in me. She told me that she liked a little boy at school and that she had confessed that to him. I asked her what was his response and she said that he said, “I am flattered.” This was my opportunity to […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: parks and play

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Hidden Figures

I attended a landscape design conference in Houston this week and learned all about Houston’s key parks and landscape design accomplishments. One of the presenters gave a short but compelling talk accompanied by startling images about children becoming increasingly disconnected with the outdoors and traditional play. I know many of you recall growing up and […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: talking with our children about guns

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Hidden Figures

Earlier this week, I had a much ruder awakening than my usual alarm clock. At 5:30 a.m., the dog started barking frantically and I heard Morgan’s footsteps running down the hall to our bedroom. “Mommy, Daddy, somebody is jumping over the fence into our backyard,” Morgan said. Rodney and I both bolted out of bed and […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: talking with our children about race relations

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Hidden Figures

With our national celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18th and Black History month coming up in February, now is a great time to talk to our children about race relations and our country’s history. I have always been candid in talking with my 12-year-old daughter, Morgan, about these issues but I […]

Welcome Mayor Ivy Taylor to San Antonio Mom Blogs!

Welcome San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to San Antonio Mom Blogs!

San Antonio Mom Blogs is excited to welcome Mayor Ivy Taylor! We’re rounding out 2015 by interviewing San Antonio’s mayor and introducing her new, monthly feature here which debuts in January, 2016. We’re proud to provide a nonpartisan venue for Mayor Taylor to share resources for, and news and topics pertinent to, San Antonio families. A mom […]