Mom bloggers improving San Antonio’s image and the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Weekly Link Up for Sept. 2 – 8, 2013

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Y’all. I need to tell you something. And you’re not going to like it. Outside of San Antonio…outside of Texas…people are talking about our fair city. And what they’re saying isn’t always nice. Let that sink in. People. Trash-talking SA. I KNOW. It’s like they said my baby’s ugly. Not that I have a baby, […]

Almost-free fun in San Antonio

kids amusement park and indoor shopping center inspired by Latin street markets

Today I’m guest posting for Heidi over at Free Fun in Austin about the Top Five Free Things to do in San Antonio. If you’re joining San Antonio Mom Blogs from Free Fun in Austin, welcome! And hurry on down to San Antonio to visit us, y’all. Here on San Antonio Mom Blogs today, I’m […]

Pin Tested: Easy Banana Oat Muffins

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There’s always an abundance of over-ripe bananas at our house. I usually whip them up into banana chocolate chip bread but today I wanted something a little different. I found this pin which led to a recipe for banana oat muffins. What a perfect Sunday breakfast treat! The recipe was super easy: mix the dry stuff, mix the […]

Free art classes for kids at the Southwest School of Art

Saturday Morning Discovery, free art sessions for kids ages 5-17 at Southwest School of Art

I can’t remember who first told me about the Saturday Morning Discovery program at the Southwest School of Art (I think it was a fellow blogger. If it was you, remind me because I’m forever grateful!). I remember being surprised that free, month-long art sessions were offered in San Antonio and I’d never heard about […]

The Lice Whisperer

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Ladies and Gentleman, start your itch-ens! Last November we had our first up-close-and-personal (oh, so very personal) experience with lice. Blecchk Aaackk Blerrrgh! Just typing that makes my head itch and my skin crawl. Through the itchy, scratchy hysterical haze I did find a nontoxic, successful way to eradicate the little buggers from hair, heads, […]

Dear Dad

December 1999, nearly 2 years after my diagnosis

Your hug squeezed the breath out of me as tears slipped down your cheeks and onto my head, soaking my hair with your fears for my future. The surgeon had just told me, your 26-year-old daughter, that I had colorectal cancer. We’d caught it early, he said. I should feel lucky, he rattled off unapologetically. […]

Our San Antonio Summer To Do List

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Summer vacation begins in less than 24 hours! And while I’m excited to spend more time with my kids, the idea of keeping them entertained for weeks on end is a little daunting. So I’m creating a list of all things we can do together to encourage learning, inspire adventures, and have loads of fun. […]

Raising Kids Without Religion

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I’m republishing this post I wrote two years ago for BabyPotential.com (which is no longer online) because these issues and questions still come up in our household. I’d love to hear what you think: Can you / should you / how do you raise kids without religion? Our daughter’s been asking questions. And I don’t […]

Bird Bakery in Alamo Heights

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There are few things I adore as much as my family. Cupcakes are definitely on that short list. Yesterday my daughter and I dropped in to the new Bird Bakery, located on Broadway in Alamo Heights, and owned by actor Armie Hammer and his wife Elizabeth Chambers. The decor is country chic meets Alamo Heights hip. […]

The day I became officially OLD

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While surfing Facebook today I saw that tickets for a June 5 Austin show of Foster the People were going on sale at 10am. I nearly spilled my coffee from shrieking and jumping up and down. I haven’t  been passionate enough about a band to see them live since my last Jimmy Buffett show in ’04 […]