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Category Archives: Kids & Parenting

I’ve been a work-outside-the-home mom, a part-time working mom, a work-at-home mom, a stay-at-home mom and several variations of those combined. Any way I choose to spend my days, parenting small children is hard work. It’s exhausting, yet so rewarding at the same time. Babies are wonderful, but besides the adorable smiles and snuggles, it’s […]

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As the days grow longer, the air loses its chill and the prospect of new life is evident in the budding blossoms popping up in fields and grass, we know that Spring is upon us. Among the birds chirping and sunny skies, my Spring brings with it a heavy cloud. The reminder of what was […]

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I have never been big on Valentine’s Day; it’s just not a “holiday” that holds much meaning for me. The wasted paper from pre-written Valentine’s cards, the flowers that will die in a short matter of time, the excess of sugary treats- no thank you! I’ve always been a bit of a Scrooge on this […]

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I’ve lived in San Antonio for most of my life and have never been to ride the Aquarena Springs glass-bottom boats in San Marcos, less than an hour drive from the city. I wish I would have gone as a kid because apparently they had submarines, an underwater theater with mermaids and a famous swimming pig. But […]

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Saturday, December 18, 2010. The day I found out I would be a mother. I spent the next 40 weeks and 1 day preparing for having a baby, researching the infinite amount of baby gear I’d need, decorating a beautiful nursery and envisioning our new life as a family of three. Pregnancy is such an exciting time, and I […]

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