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Making Sense: Glitches in Sensory Processing

“While most of us have occasional difficulties processing sensory information, for children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder, these difficulties are chronic, neurological, and they disrupt everyday life. Often, someone struggling with sensory challenges is categorized as having behavioral issues when they are simply reacting to a neurological sensory overload. These children and adults need […]

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Summer Reading Programs for San Antonio Kids (1)

Prevent the Summer Slide: Summer Reading Programs for San Antonio Kids

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” —Vera Nazarian. Studies show students can lose one month of grade-level equivalent skills during summer break. Kids want to enjoy classroom freedom, and parents don’t want their child’s academic skills to pay a price. What can you do? Here […]

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The Alarm of Anxiety

May is Mental Health Month, which includes National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week. Throughout the day, we will be sharing posts on anxiety. We’re coming out from hiding – shedding light on an all-too-often dark subject. I live in my head because the light is always on. It’s confusing and loud with dark cobweb corners. […]

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Zika Virus

Zika Update

Zika Update: Recently, a CDC statement confirmed a link between the Zika virus and the development of microcephaly in fetuses of pregnant women. I spoke again with our resident expert, Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPH, of the University of Texas Health Science Center. “There really is no change in the level of concern today than when […]

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domestic violence

Domestic Violence: No Boundaries

Like freckles, left-handedness, and curly hair, domestic violence knows no boundaries. It thrives in affluent homes, comfortable suburban cul-de-sacs, rural midwestern farms, high-rise apartments, and auspicious public housing. Every day, women of all ages, races, and social status are pummeled with words and fists and held captive with invisible shackles. Domestic violence afflicts working women, […]

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Davids Legacy

David’s Legacy: Stop Bullying Now

While San Antonians enjoy the last remaining Christmas lights and begin New Year’s resolutions, the Molak family struggles with the loss of their beloved 16-year-old son and brother, David. Four days into 2016, David took his own life after being bullied for several months. According to the Molaks, David was a typical 16-year-old: a good, “normal” […]

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Santa: The Big Reveal

Santa: The Big Reveal

“Once she learns the truth about Santa, she’s gonna be pissed.” This was my prediction for Sis, when she was three. In first grade, someone’s child decided to educate his classmates about the jolly bearded guy. Luckily, Sis’s good friend was Jewish and well-versed in keeping Santa on the down-low. Like Santa’s little superhero, she saved […]

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Giraffes at the San Antonio Zoo

Catch a Long Neck at the San Antonio Zoo!

As a mom, I tip my hat to giraffe mamas throughout the world—they carry their babies 15 months. Read that again: 15 MONTHS! To top it off, they do everything standing up: eat, sleep, give birth, and probably even make those babies, too! If you’re in San Antonio, stop by and witness the majestic beauty […]

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Breastfeeding needs more than a month.

Breastfeeding needs more than a month. So. Much. More.

It happened again last week: Another mom stopped breastfeeding. She had no implants, hadn’t had a breast reduction, and wasn’t taking any dangerous medications. She had no hormonal disorders or improperly treated thyroid ailments. She wasn’t addicted to drugs. Her son wasn’t weakened by a heart abnormality or other medical condition. He wasn’t premature or […]

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Attachment Parenting: Breaking through the Hullabaloo

Attachment Parenting: Breaking through the Hullaballoo

We live online surrounded by emotional words vying for our readership. Loosely brandished inflammatory headers get major feels, attention, and clicks. Inundated with blogs, vlogs, and video clips of everyone’s opinion on everything—from apples to oranges, painting to parenting—we fall victim to extreme headlines and articles that value quantity over quality. We’re pushed to divide: […]

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Summer Reading Programs in San Antonio

Booking it Through Summer! San Antonio’s Summer Reading Programs

“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install A lovely bookshelf on the wall.” —Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Wondering how to counteract the pull of television and video games this summer? Check out the summer reading programs in San Antonio. […]

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