This thing called Motherhood

  It was exactly two weeks ago that I stood up on stage and read my story of motherhood. I wrote it four years ago on a Saturday night after I couldn't sleep. I was tossing and turning and these words kept racing in my mind. I finally decided to get up and do something with all my thoughts.  It was 3 am in the morning and I turned on my computer in my office and wrote the words down. My words came pouring out, all 1625 of them. It took about two hours to compose a story that life had written for me 7 years before. When my husband woke up, I shared it with him. With tears in his … [Read more...]

Listen to your Mother San Antonio

Listen to Your Mother! Does this sound like good advice? Well it is. And it’s also a brand new production making its way to San Antonio on April 23 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. I know all of this because I was convinced to audition a piece of work  that I had written by a friend who knew I would need a little nudging. I’m shy y’all. And when I did my reading, I had tears streaming down my face and I was a big, hot mess. There’s just something so vulnerable about telling your story of motherhood out loud. I had never done it before that moment. When I got back in … [Read more...]

Goldilocks and the Three Gyms

  I have been trying to decide what gym to join. Again. Do y'all remember Bally's? That was the first gym I ever joined in Dallas back in the  late 80's and early 90's. It was the one on Greenville Avenue. It was back when J. R. Ewing and big hair was in style, you know the good 'ol days! Sigh. I mean I can totally commit to marriage for over 21 years but to commit to workout facility is asking a lot. I broke up with my last gym because it was too far. It was one of those fancy gyms with all the amenities and a cafe. We even had the twin's birthday party there a couple of … [Read more...]

Swimming with Confidence

As a mom, I always worry about my kids and their safety. Besides making them aware of "stranger danger", the next thing on my list has been teaching them how to swim at a very early age. Lucky for us when we moved from the Dallas area to San Antonio, we chose a neighborhood with a swim team. Little did we know what a great choice it would be for our then 4 month old boy. As much as I was determined to teach him how to swim, he was determined to not learn! I tried private lessons over several summers and switching off with various family members in hopes that our head strong 4 year old … [Read more...]

Double Digits

Ten. One and a Zero. Diez. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and now 10. It went that fast. I will never forget looking up at the monitor in the doctor's office and seeing not one, but two bright heartbeats. And then hearing the news that there would two girls. I wanted you to be just alike. I dressed you up in matching clothes for years and years. I wanted everyone to treat you the same. Silly me. You are both so marvelous in your own special way. And exactly as God meant you to be. I marvel in the love that you share so effortlessly with your brother. I know that … [Read more...]

Sassy in San Antonio with Kaycie

We have week two of "Sassy in San Antonio." It's a little series on the blog that finds out what my girlfriend's favorite things are to do in town. This week, I asked Kaycie to share her thoughts on San Antonio. I first met her at playgroup when my son was about four or five and her daughters were about the same age.  I can't remember exactly but I knew the minute I met her that we would get along nicely! She's laid back and doesn't take things too seriously, and then there's that mutual love of wine! I thought it would be great to get her perspective on SA since she has moved … [Read more...]

Through Our Mother’s Eyes

Last Wednesday afternoon, I got a call from my brother John.  I had accidentally left my cell phone on vibrate from a meeting earlier in the day. He had already hung up by the time I answered it. I finished going through the kid’s backpacks and got them started on their homework before I called him back. When I heard the tone of his voice, I knew something was wrong. He calmly said, “Mom is gone.” I don’t remember my initial reaction but it was startling enough to send my children scampering in the den to find out why their mother was so upset. Although our Mom was 82 years old … [Read more...]

Motherhood Isn’t Always Black and White

Today is an extra special Mother’s Day. It is also our twin’s 7th Birthday. I never dreamed that I would ever be the mother of 3 children, especially twins. After experiencing the picture perfect pregnancy and delivery with our son; it was very hard accepting the realization that our son would be an only child. We finally decided that our family would consist of being just the 3 of us after suffering through numerous miscarriages. The stress was just too much. We had a very healthy and lively little boy and he would be just fine as an only child. Or so we thought. I soon went back to … [Read more...]

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