Spouses & Family Activities

Amy Clements
2020 TBA  Spouse President


The TBA Spouse Board thanks all who participated in the TBA 2020 Virtual Convention. We had a great time participating in our virtual activities.

We explored the art of Mandala painting in a group lesson by using supplies found around the house for this fun and easy project. We enjoyed learning about the importance of self-care and why it’s a gift we should all give to ourselves. And the kids had fun with a Facebook photo challenge – even the grown-ups joined in for this event.

Front L to R – Jenna Yee, Karen Little, Cayce Brumley
Back L to R – Priscilla Brashear, Jackie Sandoval, Dena Morrison, Amy Clements, Ruth Allen


Be sure to check back with us in 2021 to register for next year’s convention.  The Spouses Board looks forward to planning exciting events for next July.





San Antonio educator and artist, Bonnie Saucedo, joined us again this year to introduce  the art of mandala painting. Often used for meditation, stress relief, or relaxation, mandalas are as unique as they are beautiful. During this session, we explored our creative sides and learned a new technique.

OUR PRESENTER: Bonita “Bonnie” Saucedo  is a local artist and teacher. Born and raised in San Antonio, Bonnie attended St. Mary’s University earning degrees in English Language Arts and Communications Studies. Following her schooling, she spent several years living abroad in Japan, in the high-altitude desert of New Mexico, and in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Bonnie resettled in San Antonio in 2012. She now teaches English and Art History for Northside ISD and practices painting and sketching in her free time.

Supply List
Use the list below to gather up everything in advance.

1. 4” x 4” black canvas panel.  (White will also work, or you can paint the canvas black in advance, just be sure it has time to dry before the session starts.) You can always choose a 4”-5” flat, smooth rock instead.

2. Dotting tools – make your own dotting tools from supplies you already have at home! Watch the Dotting Tutorial
Or purchase from:

3. Acrylic Paints-five colors of your choice

4. Newspaper or waxed paper to protect the work surface

5. Damp paper towels



Now more than ever in this time of social distancing, we’re being called upon to wear many hats: spouse, parent, caregiver, home-school teacher, and even first-time hair stylist! It’s all too easy to put the focus on others and forget about our own needs. And that’s why it’s so important to remember to fill your own cup, so that you’ll be better able to give to others.

In this session, empowerment coach, Nancy McElreath, explained the difference between internal and external self-care. We learned about the three pillars of connection – mental, physical, and spiritual – then participated in a short self-care meditation. We came away with actionable methods to work on our own self-care to Fill Our Cup.

OUR PRESENTER: Nancy McElreath is an empowerment coach based in San Antonio, Texas. Her passion is helping people go from feeling stuck and tired, to feeling free and inspired. She takes her clients through a journey of self-discovery where the key to living your dream life starts on the inside. Nancy also teaches Pilates and uses the power of movement in her coaching programs. She loves nature walks, iced coffee and cuddles with her dog, Gigi.




Each day during the conference, we posted a photo challenge on our Facebook page. We enjoyed many creative photos.



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