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When Life Hands You Lemons

When Life Hands You Lemons

A friend of mine received some bad news recently and, like we all do, needed to vent. Social media was the easiest platform. She admitted she was venting and went on to share what was weighing her down. And then the cheer chorus began: “Aww, it’ll be OK,” “You’re an awesome mom and you’ll get […]

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Buddy getting some love from "mom" Tiffany. He so associates her with the mom/food role that he starts to drool as soon as he hears her voice!

I Am a San Antonio Mom: Tiffany Soechting, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Motherhood is never easy: the work is unending and, frankly, kids can be beasts. But can you imagine being mom to actual beasts? Or 500 of them? We’re talking real animals, not just when kids behave so badly it seems like they are animals. Tiffany Soechting, Marketing Director at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and mother of […]

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The Waves of Motherhood

We snuck away for a weekend on the coast last month, and as we were walking along the beach, my son asked why I like the beach so much. I couldn’t put my answer into words. There’s something about sand and waves that always calm my soul. The endlessness of the horizon, the sound of […]

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Getting Wild At the New Witte

A huge gasp, followed by a shout of “AWESOME!” That’s what you can expect to hear time and time again when you visit the “new” Witte Museum. At least that was my six-year-old’s reaction, followed by, “This is amazing!!” A dinosaur connoisseur/aficionado/freak, his jaw dropped when we walked into the Witte’s new front entrance to […]

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Let’s Make a Deal: Unsubscribing from Email Clutter

In my single, no-one-to-worry-about-but-me days, I could shop like a pro. Matter of fact, I like to think I raised it to an art form. I had a terrific paycheck and, oh baby, could I spend it! I was also practical and always looked for the best deal. Fast forward a few years, and as […]

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Selfish Resolutions for the New Year

It’s that time again. A new year is before us, and we think of all the terrific things we want to accomplish: get organized, lose weight, exercise more…resolutions we spout in January and then beat ourselves up about when we’ve abandoned them or are far from our goals later in the year. But this year, […]

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Giving Presence and Presents

Ah, the joys of Christmas shopping. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all of the crazy shopping days from Thanksgiving to Christmas put a big dent in my holiday joy. I love giving just the right gift, and a good deal is always fun. But I’m tired of it. Even with selective gift-giving, the toy hoard […]

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One Mom’s View of Advanced Maternal Age

When I found out I was pregnant, one of my oldest friends—and I mean that as longest, not old, so we don’t get confused—told me I was considered “Advanced Maternal Age.” She learned this herself when she got pregnant at 36 and was informed that AMA, as it was noted on my medical chart, is […]

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