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Summer Doesn’t Have to Be A Bummer

Our partners at Love to Swim and Tumble School offer a wonderful “No Bummer Summer Camp” for kids to stay active all summer long. Today they’re sharing one mom’s perspective on why her kiddos will attend. For some of us, summer is a time of relaxation, exploration, and vacations. We celebrate time with friends and family […]

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When Your Kids Want to Join Social Media

I am a card-carrying member of the Meanest Mom in the World club. I had the honor of being inducted into this prestigious group when my twin sons were in the 5th grade. To what did I owe such recognition? My sons didn’t have a phone. Well, to be fair—and to tell it in their […]

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Does sex ed for your kids leave you stumped? Check out this approach.

Sex Ed: Why I’ll Tell My Kids Anything

I’m pretty much an open book. My friends tell me that I spit “mad truth.” I’m pretty sure that means I’m not shy with my opinions or assessments of a situation; I don’t hold back, and I’m reasonably accurate. That philosophy, good or bad, pervades my parenting style. It even crosses over into my approach […]

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Enough is Enough: Moms Demand Action

The other night, when my husband came home from running out to get a new air conditioning filter, he found me crying as I wiped down the kitchen counter tops after dinner. I was listening to a national conference call led by Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, […]

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The Day My Son Went Missing

The Day My Son Went Missing

It was a perfect day. After a year of anticipating our visit, our family was finally at Disney Land. We couldn’t have been happier. The weather was wonderful. Our three kids, ages eight, five, and three, had done surprisingly well with all the activity. We’d filled the day with rides, exploring the park, and the […]

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Babysitter Etiquette 101

Babysitter Etiquette 101: Advice from Time Out Sitters

We are thrilled to have partnered with our advertising sponsor Time Out Sitters, which is owned by two local moms. This babysitting service works with a number of families in San Antonio to provide top-notch babysitting services. We recently asked them to share their expertise about babysitter etiquette and how Time Out Sitters works. About the owners […]

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A Flood of Feelings

The eye of the storm was clearly over our home last week. We could count the distance of the storm “one one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand, four…” miles away. Rain made muddy puddles in our backyard, but there was no water approaching our threshold. Our tallest palm tree (over 20 feet) suffered the loss of its […]

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Inappropriate, you say? I call it edgy!

Unboxers: Your Child’s 12 Favorite YouTube Friends

Hieeeeee, and welcome to the terrible world of the internet, where your child’s friends are all 30 years old and live on YouTube! Wait, was that too alarmist?  If it makes you feel better, at least three of your child’s YouTube friends are other children. But, your child’s adult friends are weirding me out just a skosh, like […]

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Pro Martial Arts :: A Unique and Fun Experience for Kids

As parents to five children, my husband and I try to foster their individual interests and allow them all to participate in activities that are unique to each of them. They play soccer, volleyball, and gymnastics, and one is in cooking school. It never dawned on me to have them try martial arts. I never […]

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