Jenny

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Jenny is a 40-something, married mother of two 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. 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, is a contributor at Dog Friendly San Antonio, and New Braunfels Monthly magazine, as well as assorted other publications. She also occasionally blogs about life as a sober mom at www.introvertsguidetosobriety.com.

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

Already Worried About Middle School? I Was Too: 7 Things That Pleasantly Surprised Me...

This month, my daughter is finishing the sixth grade—her first year of middle school. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn't scared out of my mind before this school year started. You’ve...

What Does a Mom’s “Sick Day” Look Like?

Maybe it’s an evolutionary side effect of being the ones who give birth to and nourish our offspring, but in case you haven’t noticed, women are tough. And fortunately for everyone else in the...

“Stop Smacking!” My Preteen Has Misophonia and It’s More Common Than You Think

My daughter started showing signs of extreme sensitivity to sounds when she was a preschooler. Like most kids her age, she hated loud, unexpected noises, but what affected her the most were small, everyday,...

5 Spots Near San Antonio to Snap Those Bluebonnet Photos

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that 2019 is shaping up to be a big one for Texas wildflowers. From the iconic bluebonnets to Indian paintbrushes, a wet fall laid the groundwork for strong...

From Mayhem to Magic: How to Make Your Mornings Run More Smoothly

My husband likes to say that I get more done before 7:00 A.M. than most people get done all day. Now, while the jury is still out on whether he’s being passive-aggressive when he...

Mrs. Johnson? Ms. Amy? Dylan’s Mom? What Are You Teaching Your Kids to Call...

Long before I had kids of my own, I knew that I wanted to raise my children to have good manners. Have I succeeded? Well, it depends on the day, but I’d say...mostly. But...

Our “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Santa Claus Policy

My daughter is about to turn 12 years old. She’s in the sixth grade—her first year in middle school. She’s involved in a lot of activities, has a great group of friends, and is...

Finding Your Tribe in the Most Unexpected Places

When we first moved to the San Antonio area, I desperately missed my old friends and craved a tribe of local ladies to call my own. I decided that the only thing to do...
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10 Kid-Friendly Wurstfest Survival Tips (From a New Braunfels Local)

It’s almost time for Wurstfest! If you’ve lived in Central Texas for any period of time, there’s a good chance you’ve either heard of New Braunfels’ famous “10-day salute to sausage” or, better yet,...