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

Best Ways to Get Fit in San Antonio

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The New Year has arrived, and across the country, Americans are packing gyms and searching online for healthy recipes. San Antonians are not immune. Despite our reputation as an unhealthy city, a lot of...

Home for the Holidays: Raising Kids Without Other Family

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I grew up in a small town in Maryland. My grandparents lived five minutes away, and my aunts, uncles, and cousins lived in the next town over. Some of my fondest memories include being...

15 Reasons to Love “Fall” in San Antonio

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September 23 was the first day of fall. Immediately, Starbucks started selling pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween decorations went up, and friends across the country posted Facebook pictures of their kids bundled in sweaters and...

Add a Little Magic to Your Meal at the Magic Time Machine

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When my husband and I moved to San Antonio nine years ago, we didn't know many people and, therefore, didn't know of many things to do on the weekends. So one Friday night while...

In Defense of RBF

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Pop quiz! Do any of these apply to you? Has a stranger ever told you to smile? Do your kids ever ask you why you're mad when you are sitting peacefully? Has anyone ever said, "Wow, you're...

The 10 People You Meet at the Pool

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I can't imagine summer without the pool. I grew up as a swim team kid, became a lifeguard and a swim lessons instructor, and then gave birth to two water-loving girls. For me, summer...

San Antonio Date Night 2.0: Beyond Dinner and a Movie

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Let's pretend for a minute we live in a universe where babysitters are plentiful, and we go out with our significant other so often that we are bored. Even here in the real world,...

What I Learned After a Year of Kindergarten

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If we had a time machine and could travel back just one year ago, you'd find me wandering my house with a lump in my throat gazing lovingly at my eldest daughter. The thought...

What to Expect When Your Child Gets Tubes

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  A few months ago, my youngest daughter's pediatrician recommended that she see an ENT to determine whether her speech issues were being caused by her hearing. Several tests indicated she had pressure in her ears...

How Motherhood Changed Me

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My body has let me down a lot. As a child, rheumatoid arthritis and a lack of coordination left me unable to succeed at the sports I desperately wanted to play. As a teenager, my...

Birthday Party Drama: Parties for the School-Aged Crowd

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I fully confess that I love birthday parties. The cake, the themes, the decorations: they're all a blast to me. After several years of parenting and much trial and error, I felt like I...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Body Image

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When my oldest daughter was a few months old, she was lying in her infant bouncy chair while I got dressed one day. As I searched for clothes, my eyes inadvertently drew to an image...

Going Bare Down There: A First-Timer’s Guide to a Brazilian

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One winter day in 2003, my friend Chrissy and I sat outside Starbucks on our college campus. "Kristin," she said, "did you know that some women get Brazilian waxes? They pay someone to wax the...

How to Start Running in 2015

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Once upon a time there was a chubby little girl with arthritis growing up in Maryland. She wanted to be an athlete, but she was terrible at every sport she tried. She joined the field...