Author Archive | Katie

Baseball with Daddy

The Second Place Parent

When our daughter was two years old and very talkative, I was bound and determined to teach her to say, “I love you.” We bought cute books, practiced baby sign language, even had an Elmo video that talked all about saying it. I thought it was going to be this adorable and heartwarming milestone that […]

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Adventures Abound at Natural Bridge Caverns

Thank you to our partners at Natural Bridge Caverns for sponsoring this post and allowing us to have a day full of adventure to check out all of their great activities! For more information, go check out naturalbridgecaverns.com. I remember visiting Natural Bridge Caverns shortly after I first moved to San Antonio over 10 years […]

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ask and you shall receive

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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Call Me, Maybe (Not)

As much as we wish we could, we can only shield our children from what the rest of the world is up to for so long.  When you suddenly have teenagers in your home (even though you could swear that you just changed their diapers like five minutes ago), it takes some strategic planning to […]

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I Don’t Love it All and You Can’t Make Me

There is no return policy when it comes to your children, no going back once you have crossed over into motherhood. And even on the days when I wish with all my might for just a few hours of clearheadedness like the days before those babies, it ain’t gonna happen. Sometimes there are things that I just have […]

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You are not alone and you are enough.

To the Mama Starting Over

At this moment, I know quite a few mamas who are starting new chapters in their lives. Some of the previous chapters didn’t end so well. Some of their stories were not going at all the way they had hoped. But nevertheless, they pressed on. They woke up each morning with determination to show themselves […]

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Getting Past

Getting Past My “Tiara Syndrome”

As often as people confuse me for that “other” Kate, I do not fancy myself a princess. I wasn’t even a particularly girly girl, with no ballgowns for dress-up time or tons of Disney darlings scattered all over my room. I have been a working woman since I was about 17 years old, and yet […]

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Bridging

Bridging the Political Divide

DISCLAIMER: This is not a political post. You don’t need to worry about differing opinions or heated discussions or hashing things out in the comments. Because this is a “how to deal” post. The online world has more than enough conflict and nastiness, and we moms certainly don’t need more of that. But it is […]

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The Teacher

The Power of A Teacher’s Words

As we’ve headed back to school in 2017, I have found myself once again grateful for teachers. If you are like me and had a few weeks of uninterrupted time with all your children during the holidays, you may be feeling equally in awe that these selfless warriors manage to not only wrangle and protect our […]

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May Your House Always Be…

A blessing from my house to yours…   May your house always be big enough for extra friends and family to gather in. May it be big enough to safeguard the things and memories that you hold dearest from your loved ones. May it be big enough for your family to have hobbies to share […]

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Letting Go So You Can Grow

My children and I recently checked out this book from the San Antonio Library, called Little Tree. It has beautiful illustrations of a tree that is happily growing in a forest but somehow chooses not to let go of its dead leaves when it encounters its first real winter. The little tree sees all the […]

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