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Band Moms Rock: How My Working Mom Made It Work

Recently I heard some of my friends talking about chaperoning elementary school field trips. My kid isn’t to that age yet, so it’s interesting to hear other moms talk about their experiences. Some love it. Some go because they can. And some were never able to go because of work. My parents divorced when I […]

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Teal’s the Deal for NOCC

Teal. It had never been a color I’d given a lot of thought to. I mean, it’s pretty, and I had always associated it with mermaids, but to add it to my wardrobe and my hair? Six years ago, I would have said, “You must be joking.” But six years ago, I didn’t know my […]

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Free Summer Coloring Page

  Here we are, right in the middle of summer. The days are long and so very hot here in San Antonio. I am always on the lookout for a fun and easy indoor activity to escape the heat. Grab your Crayons and markers, and print out this fun, free summer coloring sheet! Don’t forget […]

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The Tides of Motherhood

“Never turn your back on the ocean.” It’s a phrase my dad uttered every summer as we raced towards the Maryland shores that we waited eight long hours in the car to visit. While those words still ring in my head today (and even leave my lips every now and then), I find it fitting […]

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Flipping ASK and You Shall Receive

This scenario seems to be playing out almost every single day at my house: Small boy, at the top of his lungs: “Mom! I can’t get my shoe on!” “Mom! I can’t reach my shirt!” “Mom! I dropped my snack!” “Mom! My jacket is stuck!” “Mom! I need to go outside and I can’t open […]

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Not Everyone Loves Texas

I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could. Ever heard anyone say that? Sure, you have. Great weather, low cost of living, no state taxes…it’s no mystery why people who weren’t born here want to live here.  My parents decided to move from West Virginia to San Antonio before […]

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The Elephant in the Birth Room

When you hear the news that your friend/sibling/child is pregnant, there’s a swell of emotions that crests in an explosion of joy, love, and sometimes a watery substance from your eyes. You might picture yourself holding a tiny baby, swaddled in a blanket wearing a hat; or imagine future birthday parties; or think about your […]

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To My Firstborn: Thank You

My oldest turns five in a few short days. Normally I am the calm and composed one. I don’t cry at sentimental things that would be perfectly normal for anyone else to shed a tear over, but the thought of my daughter turning five is killing me. What is it about this milestone birthday? Why […]

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Diversity in Advertising: Count Us In

There’s so much I can share about the journey of having a daughter with Down syndrome: The surprise post-natal diagnosis, the joy we found in a sea of fears that first year, and ultimately how it’s not the biggest deal most days. Some super quick, down, and dirty background on me: I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist […]

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