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To the Mamas Zoning Out on Their Phones

I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably clenching and bracing yourself for a heaping helping of sanctimommy. Hear me out. I took my kids to martial arts today. They’re only seven, so I stay there while they take their 45-minute class. I guess I could say I “stay there and watch.” I hardly ever do. […]

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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 Two Words Mothers Need to Hear Most

What are the two words mothers need to hear most? Hint: not “I’m bored” or “not me.” There are a lot of words that describe the motherhood experience: Joyful. Stressful. Chaotic. Hilarious. Rewarding. Enlightening. Humbling. Messy. I’m sure you can think of more, but most people—at least most people who are moms—can agree that motherhood […]

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What’s wrong with being “that Pinterest mom”?

We’ve all heard of the Pinterest mom: The one who gets weirdly territorial about the cupcakes for the first-grade class party, who throws out words like “tablescape” and “dragée” while the rest of us just smile and nod and avoid eye contact. When I hear someone say “Pinterest mom” aloud there’s always that slightly dismissive […]

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Six Tricks to Improve Your Morning

It’s now officially fall. Yes, I know fall really doesn’t mean that much in San Antonio, unless you count sweating your way through one of the local pumpkin patches or trying to help your child pick out a Halloween costume he won’t absolutely roast in. Since we’re well into October, we’ve all (hopefully) settled into […]

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