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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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San Antonio on My Mind

San Antonio, you’ve been on my mind. It started a few weeks ago when I came across a San Antonio bracelet. I don’t consider myself a huge San Antonio cheerleader, but something pushed me to get it. Don’t get me wrong—I like San Antonio. It’s been our home for eight years now and it will […]

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Head North for New Adventures in New Braunfels

Fall, schmall. We live in Texas, so rather than crisp air and colorful leaves crunching beneath our feet, fall means the weather is still warm, meaning outdoor adventures are still possible, though sometimes it’s still so muggy that air-conditioned activities are calling your name. Good news: New Braunfels offers both indoor and outdoor family-friendly activities […]

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