Dawn

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An Army brat who came to Texas for college and ultimately managed to make the Lone Star State her permanent home, Dawn became a mom “AMA” (advanced maternal age), giving her the opportunity to use a stroller vs. a walker as she navigates the world of motherhood. Her growing up way too fast native Texan loves all things Star Wars, Legos, dinosaurs and keeping his parents on their toes. When she’s not busy parenting the original strong-willed child, Dawn runs Tale to Tell Communications, a San Antonio-based PR and marketing agency. An award-winning writer, Dawn also contributes to San Antonio Woman, Rio Magazine and Texas Lifestyle Magazine. She and her family enjoy exploring all that San Antonio has to offer, going on adventures and playing tourist together as much as possible. Favorite Restaurant: Clementine Favorite Landmark: The beauty of the River Walk, especially La Villita Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Celebrating anything and everything with color, music and food

Excuse Me, But Where Has Our Civility Gone?

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I was raised with the idea that you are always polite, you mind your manners, you treat others as you’d want them to treat you, and there are some things you just don’t do—unless...

Lassoing Some Fun at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

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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...

A Love Letter to My Tribe

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A big chunk of February is covered in hearts, cupids, and ooey-gooey mushy love stuff. Since this is a month to declare your love, I want to give a big hug, smooch, and shout-out...

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

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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...

Slithering Fun: Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo

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Admit it: every time you drive by the Snake Farm on I-35, scary images run through your head, you then shudder and give thanks that you haven’t been there. That was definitely me until my...

Singing, Acting, and Dancing to Earn College Scholarships

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Whether or not we admit it, every mom does it: we all wonder what our littles will be when they turn into "bigs." And then we wonder how we'll pay for it. My first...

Knowing When to Keep Sick Ones Home

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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...

Gifting Memories This Holiday Season

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As I build my Christmas list and work to check things off, a thought keeps coming to mind: “These are just things.” While I know my little has a long list of things he’d love...

Scholastic Warehouse Sales: Building Your Little’s Library On the Cheap

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We’re all friends here, so I’m going to let you into my "Chamber of Secrets " Don't worry—I’m not talking about something out of Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m talking about the nickname for...

It’s OK to Say No: Missing Out on FOMO*

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*FOMO: Fear of Missing Out, a condition often brought on by social media. I don’t know about you, but many weeks—well, let’s be honest, all weeks—are a juggernaut of school, work, activities, appointments, errands, commitments,...

Please See My Child’s Light

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As I kiss and hug him goodbye and linger to see that his school day starts well, every cell in my body wills him to have a good day. The mommy voice in my...

It’s OK to Slow Down

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It was one of those days: deadlines looming, texts pinging my phone, emails piling up, a million must-dos around the house, and that little voice in the back of my head whispering, “Don’t forget...

Sharks, Dinos, and Cars, Oh My!: Embracing Your Child’s Obsessions

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At a recent doctor’s appointment, we sat playing with dinosaurs in the exam room while waiting to be seen. The doctor walked in on a passionate discussion over who would emerge victorious in the...

Spring Into Nature at The Meadows Center

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If you know the name Aquarena Springs or Ralph the Swimming Pig, you’ve been around the Austin-San Antonio area for a while and remember the billboard and ads that used to tout Ralph’s water...