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Moms Support Local Nonprofits for the Big Give San Antonio

Every year, the Big Give San Antonio rallies community members to support local nonprofit organizations. For 24 hours—from midnight on Thursday, March 22 to midnight on Friday, March 23, 2018—organizers will track online donations and report on which nonprofits are raising the most money. For more information about how that works, check the FAQ. Many organizations hold events […]

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The Lucky Few: On March 21st, We Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Today, March 21st, we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! All over the world, those with and without an extra chromosome rejoice the presence of those individuals with three copies of the 21st chromosome. There are parades in the streets and high fives a plenty. Pregnant women wait anxiously for their chromosomal blood test results, grasping […]

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Be Dramatic! Introducing Kids to Theater

We moms aren’t usually looking to add more drama to our lives, but comedy and music? Yes, please! So why not add some theater to your activity list? Yes, I’m talking taking kids to a theater that doesn’t include a cartoon running on a big movie screen. I hear you: kids are too noisy; they […]

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Raising Readers

My children are pod people. Do I date myself when I use that reference? Body Snatchers was a really bad movie released in 1993. It’s the third remake based on a book called The Body Snatchers, written in 1955. Basically, it’s about an alien race that aims to take over our planet by creating exact replicas of us, except […]

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When Seasons End

We had 11 years. It was a good run. Really good. Eleven years of putting out cookies, writing letters, standing in line for photos and staying up late in order to set out the special gifts as a surprise. But this past Christmas was our last one where Santa Claus was still a thing. Earlier […]

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If This Toy Box Could Talk

I am always looking for ways to create more usable space throughout my house. Even though we have ample storage and closet space, I constantly aim to make the most of certain spots, especially the kids’ rooms. My most recent purge/reorganization episode arose when we transitioned our three-year-old from a toddler bed to a full […]

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Top Seven Places in San Antonio for Children with Disabilities to Have a Blast

  First of all (stands up tall on kitchen chair), EVERY PLACE in San Antonio should be inclusive for families and children with special needs. In my experience, I have found that our city is an inclusive mecca: less stares, more holding the door open, and just an overall willingness to be accepting. We are […]

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I Was Never a Girl Scout

A few hours left of an island vacation, I got one of those text messages that makes your heart beat faster and trumps five days of drinking rum punch. My mom wrote to let my sisters and I know that my dad was at the hospital getting a CT scan. He had slipped on the […]

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