Kristin

Kristin
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Kristin moved to San Antonio from Baltimore in 2006. Although she had a brief 2 year stay in Fort Worth, the margaritas, breakfast tacos and the kind souls of our residents drew her back for good. She's a third grade teacher and group fitness instructor, and single mom to Molly (2009), Sadie (2011), Daisy (dog) and Charlie (cat). When she has free time, she's either training for a half marathon or on a patio somewhere with a Titos and soda. Favorite Restaurant: Sustenio Favorite Landmark: The Pearl Brewery Favorite San Antonio Tradition: The Elf Movie parties at Alamo Drafthouse

Take Care of Yourself and Celebrate National Unfriend Day

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Answer honestly–how often do the following things happen to you: You get a Facebook message from a girl you barely remember from high school asking if you'll buy essential oils or nail polish strips...

My Baby is Starting Middle School Because 2020 is a Dumpster Fire

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As if 2020 wasn't terrible enough, my baby is starting middle school this week. For reference, 6 years ago, I wrote a long-winded, overly emotional post half in tears about how she was starting...

What It’s Like to Teach in the Time of Covid

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It's 6:45 AM, and I've just dropped my own kids at their babysitter's house. I signed them both up to go back to in-person school, but they're in the last tier to go back...

The Best Label I Never Wanted

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I sipped my coffee slowly while absentmindedly scrolling through Facebook one rare lazy morning. Without much thought, I clicked on one of my favorite features: the "memories" tab. I scrolled past pictures of my...

September 4 is National Lazy Mom’s Day and I am Here for It

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Mother's Day is a holiday that we moms hold in such high regard: the day when we are finally given our due respect and honor as the HBIC of our esteemed homes. Except in...
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Teaching, Parenting, and Coronavirus

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It's all any parent can think about: what will we do this fall if schools reopen? Will schools reopen? If not, what will happen? How will we go back to work if the kids are...

Best Kid-Friendly Patios in San Antonio

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Restaurant restrictions are starting to lift here in the Alamo City and some families are beginning to venture out. While I respect that not everyone is ready to head out, I wanted to provide...

Staying Positive During Pandemic: Funny Shows and Social Media to Get You Through

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It's day who-knows-what of this quarantine, and we've all seen the posts imploring us to find a new hobby, bake bread from scratch, and solve a 5,000 piece puzzle to pass the time. Friend,...

Eight Types of Parents in Elementary School

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My youngest daughter is more than halfway done with Kindergarten now (how did that happen?!), which means that I've been through my share of school events. Combine that with the fact that I was...

Enough with the Theme Days: An Impassioned Plea from an Overwhelmed Mom

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We're halfway through the school year, which is my first year with both kids in school full-time. I'm lucky that they both love school, from the teachers to the classmates to the cafeteria. It's...

Girls’ Day Out: The Best San Antonio Mother/Daughter Dates

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I am a loud and proud girl mom. Two of the four bedrooms in our house are pink, and when my husband travels, we watch princess movies and give each other pedicures. I usually...

On Teachers, Parents, and Facebook

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A few days ago, I noticed the face of one of the teachers at my kids' school on the "people you may know" feature of Facebook. I noticed we had some mutual friends, so...

Skipping Preschool: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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Before children (B.C.), I was a teacher. I taught a Head Start preschool program for four-year-olds and loved it. I espoused the virtues of preschool—long-term benefits include everything from better marriages to higher salaries—to...

Adopting Miss Daisy: How One Family Fell in Love With a Mutt

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My husband and I are all kinds of people. We're sarcastic people; we're people who eat our steak medium rare; we're red wine people; we're RV people. What we are not is dog people....