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Tween and Teen Time at the San Antonio Libraries

This Ain’t Your Toddler’s Storytime: Tween and Teen Time at San Antonio Libraries

It’s no secret that your local library has a wealth of resources for everyone, but it has a special place for families. Usually, however, we moms tend to think of library programs as geared toward only our younger kids. I know when my kids were infants there were cute, short storytimes with finger-play songs and […]

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The Teen Eye Roll: Sass or Self Expression?

Teen eye-rolling: the bane of every parent’s sanity, typical expressive device, or somewhere in between? Let’s discuss. According to a well-known dictionary, eye-rolling expresses exasperation, disbelief, or disapproval. So this means all of us parents of teens are just wrong, wrong, wrong…all of the time! I realize that eye rolls are associated with teen girls, […]

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Confessions of a Bad Daughter: I Argued With My Mother About My Child

I have a confession: My relationship with my mother is not all sunshine and roses. Shocking, right? Family relationships can be challenging. Adding children to the mix may complicate it even more. Many of us have parents of our own that are involved in our lives in some capacity. They may be regular visitors to your […]

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Unexpected Challenges

As a parent, you quickly figure out that your kids force you to face all kinds of unexpected challenges. After making it through weaning, potty training, second-grade homework battles (both my kiddos found that year hard, so in turn I did too), fifth-grade friendship dramas, and the first broken hearts, I thought I had it […]

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The Summer Before My Teenager Arrives

I think we all have some special summer memories. I certainly have my share of memories of summers as a kid. I remember occasional raspas (snow cones), watermelon with my abuelita, and those summer trips. Of course, there was also the Texas heat and arguments with my siblings. Now, as an adult and mom, my […]

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