Jenny

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Jenny is a 40-something, married mother of two (Anna, 2007 and Jack, 2009), who migrated to the Hill Country after doing a 14 year stint in Houston. When Jenny isn’t walking her slightly neurotic (and completely beloved) rescued Weimaraner, she enjoys writing, making to-do lists, and folding laundry (and sarcasm). Jenny holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi, and completed graduate coursework in Guidance and Counseling. She is a freelance writer who writes a weekly pet column for a Houston newspaper, and is a contributor at Dog Friendly San Antonio, New Braunfels Monthly and San Antonio Woman, as well as assorted other publications. You can also find her on Instagram (introvertsguidetosobriety). Favorite Restaurant: Bohanan's Favorite Landmark: The Alamo (duh) Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Wurstfest (not technically SAT, but closer to Jenny's stomping grounds).
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A Love Letter To Our First Family Home on Closing Day

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  We moved from our old house in Houston to New Braunfels six years ago and I wrote this “love letter” to the house on our final days in Houston. Over the past seven years...

No “Quarantini” For Me: Life As a Sober Mom During the COVID-19 Crisis

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I see you there, on day (whatever this is) of quarantine/sheltering-in-place/staying home/social distancing/limiting interactions. You haven’t washed your hair in days (weeks?). Your kids are making you insane. Now that virtual learning is over,...

What a Global Pandemic Has Taught Me About Motherhood

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  May is the month to honor mothers; however, this May looks a little different. Over the past couple months, we have experienced a global pandemic, school closures, job loss, and quarantine measures. I think...

4 Tips for Raising Introverted Kids

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Chances are, if you’ve learned nothing else from our recent time spent “social distancing” and quarantining over the past month, you can now probably classify yourself and your family members as introverts or extroverts...
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Spring Break in New Braunfels: The Top 10 Best Kid Activities

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Spring Break is upon us! If you’ve dropped the ball on planning a big family vacation, or maybe you’re looking to stay close to home this year, New Braunfels is about 30 minutes away...

I’m That Lady

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It happened today. I was at the supermarket, replenishing and repairing the damage that my ravenous teenager and pre-teen did to my pantry and fridge over the weekend. Suddenly, I heard the gasps, squeals,...

I’m the Mom Who Doesn’t Drink and Here’s Why

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The reasons I don’t drink alcohol are more complicated than a quick five-item list, but perhaps not drinking is something you’ve considered for your own life. Or maybe, with the start of a fresh,...

Christmas Eve Cinnamon Rolls: My Favorite Way to “Love Thy Neighbor” During the Holidays

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December 24th is my absolute favorite day of the whole year.  I love everything about the day before Christmas. Beginning the moment my eyes fly open on Christmas Eve morning, I relish in the hustle...

Teaching Phone Etiquette to Your Kids: Four Universal Rules of the Phone

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In this age of texting, DM-ing, and whatever other methods there are of sending a message to someone I probably don’t know about, talking on the phone has fallen by the wayside. I grew...

5 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Your Kids’ Artwork (and Not Feel Guilty...

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From the time a toddler can hold a Crayon or sit still long enough to dip his chubby little hand in finger paint, kids are making art. Lots of art. Some of it is...

Seven Reasons Your Family Will Love San Antonio’s New Day of the Dead Festival...

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San Antonio has an exciting new distinction to boast! In its inaugural year, a new Day of the Dead San Antonio 2019 celebration is putting down roots here, and the buzz that this event...

Preparing for Preteen Hygiene: Five Tools to Have in Your Arsenal

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Remember that intoxicating scent of your infant’s head when they were first born? How about that blissful scent of a toddler fresh from the bath, all rubbed down with lotion and squeaky clean? Well,...

Fitness After Becoming a Mother

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I was skinny for all of my early life. In fact, people often called me “Skinny Jenny,” and I absolutely hated it. And, despite eating cake frosting by the tubs-full for breakfast in college,...

Let Them Be Animals

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From the age of one until about year 11, my daughter was a cat. She meowed, cleaned her face with her paws, and scampered around the house, chasing yarn and toy mice. I’d be...