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When Baby-Led Weaning Doesn't Work

When Baby-Led Weaning Doesn’t Work

Every now and then then I wistfully reflect on my breastfeeding experience with my two sons, now ages seven and five. Recently, my memories of lullabies and rocking chairs came to a screeching halt when I thought about one breastfeeding issue that most women don’t give much thought to: weaning. When my seven-year-old was first […]

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Finding Great San Antonio Donuts

If you’ve been distracted by our recent breakfast taco rivalry (and truce) with Austin, you might have missed something really important: Donuts are having a moment right now. (Need more proof? Check out the winter cover of San Antonio Current‘s Flavor Issue.) Who doesn’t love a good donut? Even fitness fanatics find donuts to be […]

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Battling Adult Acne

Adult acne is a cruel joke. The term itself implies that it’s different than just plain “acne.” For some reason I thought if I made it through my teen years unscathed, I would be in the clear. I was wrong. I’m not even sure why it started happening. It wasn’t triggered by pregnancy or postpartum […]

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Dino Fever! All Things Dinosaur In & Around San Antonio

Ever since YouTube featured Jurassic World ads before the unboxing videos, my four-year-old has been obsessed with all things dinosaur. But we all know that dinosaurs are more than just a fad! Here’s a list of places and ways to indulge your child’s dino obsession: Local Attractions Discover the Dinosaurs (Freeman Expo Hall, 3201 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas 78219 | […]

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Life Lessons from the Kitchen Sink

I don’t use the dishwasher. I grew up without one, and so did my husband, so we wash all of our dishes by hand. We’re weird. We have a dishwasher, but only because we feel like we need to have one for resale value and also to appear normal. As much as I loathe dishwashing, it […]

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Top 12 San Antonio Raspa Spots (Paletas too!)

The Alamo. The Spurs. Big Red and barbacoa. Fiesta. There are some things that are just puro San Antonio, and raspas are no exception. With summer right around the corner, make sure you hit some of San Antonio’s most popular raspa spots! Don’t know much about raspas? I’ve got some Raspa 101 for you. While I am NOT a San Antonio native, […]

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WTH Parenting Moments

There are plenty of WTH parenting moments, like “WTH is all this pee doing on the floor?” or, “WTH did you do with my keys!?” But lately, I’ve been having a lot of WTH parenting moments in regard to gender roles. I’m going to drop the “F” word here. Stay with me for a second—it’s […]

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How to Survive Fiesta if You Hate Crowds

Can you participate in Fiesta if you hate crowds? It doesn’t even seem possible. But I’m here to tell you: it is! I’ve lived in San Antonio for seven years and just went to my first official Fiesta event last year. This year, I’ve made more of an effort to participate, but the thought of […]

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Top 15 San Antonio Coffee Shops

We moms take our caffeine very seriously. Lucky for us, San Antonio has a very robust coffee scene. These places may not replace your ol’ reliable drive-thru coffee shop (and especially not the Target Starbucks), but if you’re going to get out of the car, you might as well support local businesses and get a cup of […]

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Makeup for Mom: Splurges, Staples, and Steals

I love makeup. When it comes to beauty products, the only thing I love more than makeup is finding good, cheap makeup. I love trying new trends, but the most popular makeup looks right now are on the complete opposite ends of the spectrum: The “I woke up like this” trend, and the full-blown “highlight-and-contour, perfectly painted eyebrows” […]

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