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

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....

When did Daphne get a boob job?: Promoting Positive Body Image in Children

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Yesterday we were killing the very hot hours of the afternoon by watching a movie called Scooby Doo! Camp Scare when my husband audibly gasped. He had noticed some changes in the female lead...

Better than Olive Garden: A Guide to Finding Italian Food in San Antonio

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It's been nine years since my husband and I moved to San Antonio. In that time, we've sampled tacos al pastor from La Gloria, enjoyed brisket from Rudy's, and drank our fair share of...

The Golden Age of Parenting

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I potty-trained my youngest daughter three years ago. She's five now, but she's still in love with Mommy enough to hold my hand in HEB or give me unprompted hugs and kisses. I haven't...

It’s the End of the School Year and We’re All Too Tired to Care

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Author's note: This post pays homage to, but in no means attempts to replicate the greatness of, Worst End of School Year Mom Ever by Jen Hatmaker. Jen, if you're reading this, please move...

Flying with Kids Through the Ages

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One of the (very, very) few benefits of having a traveling spouse is the ability to take advantage of the frequent flier miles that he accrues through the years. My family has done our...

Ketchup is a Vegetable: How I Learned to Parent My Own Way

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I sat on a bench at our local playground, waving briefly at my five-year-old as I pulled out my iPhone to browse Instagram. Between "likes," I noticed a mom across the playground from me....

Parents: Stop Posting Pictures of Your Sick Kids on Facebook

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When I was young, I was a pretty sick kid. I had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Kawasaki's disease, and chronic strep throat that led to a tonsillectomy. I remember the sick days well: my mom...

San Antonio Moms Heading to the Olympic Trials

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The U.S. Olympic marathon trials take place today, Saturday, February 13, and two local moms will be there representing San Antonio. Andrea Duke and Anita Quirino-Perez are both moms of two, and both ran under the...

Snuggle Up with Your Kids and Watch TV, Guilt-Free!

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When my eldest daughter was born, I scoffed at the idea of introducing my kids to television. I devoured every AAP study about the harms of showing TV shows to children, and swore to...