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.

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...

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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...