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Buddy hanging out with a taller friend.

Go On Safari in San Antonio: Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Happy Texas Giraffe Day! No idea how to celebrate? Our giraffe-lovin’ neighbors at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch have a few tall ideas. The ranch, covering more than 450 acres, is home to more than 500 animals representing more than 45 species of native, exotic and endangered wildlife from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, and […]

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True Confessions-

True Confessions: Fiesta Isn’t My Thing

Hi, my name is Dawn, and I’m just not into Fiesta. I heard those collective gasps. There isn’t a support group for people who aren’t into Fiesta? No “Fiesta Ambivalence Anonymous,” otherwise known as “I Live in San Antonio, But I Don’t Do Fiesta”? I’m willing to be the founding member. You’re still gasping for […]

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The Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

We took a family trip for Easter weekend to explore and do nothing Easter-related. Sound odd? Last Easter was the start of dark days for us, a horrendous weekend that left us on shaky ground for months. I was determined we would recover and find a way to mark how far we’d come. Every parenting […]

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San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Lassoing Some Fun at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Let’s rodeo, San Antonio! Sounds fun, but not sure where to start, especially with little ones in tow? Don’t worry—the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo has something for everyone, it’s not difficult to navigate, and you’ll have a good time. Like the commercials say, the rodeo is more than an eight-second ride. We’ve been […]

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fine motor skills

Free (or Almost Free) Activities to Build Fine Motor Skills!

Looking for something new or different to entertain and engage your littles? Why not add some free—or almost free—activities that are fun and can help your kids develop their fine motor skills? That’s anything that helps those fingers and muscles learn. If you can do activities that are fun, they’ll have no idea that what […]

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Knowing When to Keep Sick Kids

Knowing When to Keep Sick Ones Home

It’s that time of year. Mother Nature is bipolar, giving us temperatures ranging from blazing to freezing in a matter of hours. Everyone is trapped indoors, coughing. Sniffles begin, and germs go wild. No matter how many times you say, “Please cover your mouth when you cough/sneeze,” or, “Please don’t wipe your nose with your […]

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