Author Archive | Denisse

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Team Tritanium!

When my husband lost his legs in 2012, we became part of a community I never knew existed. Neither of us had any experience with prosthetics. I had never seen a prosthetic leg before, and little did I know they would become as normal to me as a spoon! The amputee community in San Antonio […]

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The End of a Season I Never Saw Coming

Life is full of seasons. I’m not talking about spring, summer, fall, and winter. I’m talking about the seasons in life. The ups that are sweet and full of joy, and the downs that are sour and downright sad. It’s no surprise I’ve been through many different seasons in the last 10 years. For the […]

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Mommies are always right

Mommies Are Always Right

“Mommies are always right,” I heard my five-year-old say from the back row of our minivan. He was talking to his older brother sitting next to him, and although I liked the sound of it, I wondered what that was about. “Mommy said I’d have a better day today, and I did.” Ah, now I […]

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I Am a San Antonio Mom: Mandy Majors

Mandy is the author of Talk: A Practical Approach to Cyberparenting and Open Communication. She was kind enough to answer our questions so we can get to know her better. Q: Tell us about your background and how you got to San Antonio. My husband and I have been married 17 years. We both grew […]

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Getting through hard times

Five Lessons to Get You Through Hard Times

Every January brings mixed emotions to my heart. Five years ago,  my dear husband became so ill he almost died. He had septic shock, a raging infection which caused all his body organs to fail. We found ourselves in an intensive care unit given no chance for his survival, all while our six-year-old, three-year-old, and […]

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Your child has a cell phone… Now what?

You’ve decided to let your child have a cell phone. He/she has shown you he/she can be responsible and trusted with it. Do you just hand it over? Nope. You need to establish open communication and set some ground rules. When you give your child a cell phone, you should not leave any topic unaddressed […]

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Should your child have a cell phone?

My kids love electronic devices. With Daddy being a software developer, our house has seen its share of devices, from iPhones to iPads to Macbooks, AppleTVs to digital cameras, scanners, printers, Wii game consoles—you name it. All three of my kids are very comfortable and proficient at using electronics, and yet, none of them has […]

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I Have Every Reason to Be Mad at God

I Have Every Reason to Be Mad at God

I have every reason to be mad at God. My husband, Ian, and I were married right out of college. Nine years later, we were living a picture perfect life. My dream of being a stay-at-home mom came true. Ian was working as a freelance software developer, a job we decided would keep him close […]

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The Myth of Perfection

My whole life I have striven to be perfect. To always get a perfect score on that science test in grade school. To have perfect attendance. To be on the Honor Roll. To avoid a single hair falling out of place in my ponytail. To have perfect handwriting—sometimes even if it required starting over. More […]

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Raising Givers

I’m teaching my kids to be givers. It’s no easy feat in this day and age of entitlement. Not long ago, one of my kids demanded a new gadget: “I want it. So-and-so has one, so why can’t I?” (Insert “I Want it Now” a la Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.) […]

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