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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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Considering I grew up in San Antonio and have lived here for most of my life, I am always amazed at the things I have yet to discover about our beautiful city. The San Antonio Botanical Garden is little gem that I can’t believe I waited so long to explore. We won a family membership […]

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My memories of the whole sitting-on-Santa’s-lap experience are exclusively from A Christmas Story. I don’t recall ever going to visit Santa or seeing a picture of me as a child with him. I could be wrong, but it’s not something we did as a tradition or made a big deal out of for sure. Gabriella […]

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I remember getting advent calendars filled with tiny chocolates as a kid. My sister and I would try our hardest to resist the temptation the best we could but the chocolate was usually long gone by Dec. 25. Somehow amidst the chocolate and excitement over the treats, the meaning of the advent calendar eluded us. “Advent” is […]

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