Maggie

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Although not a native Texan, Maggie has enjoyed getting to know the city of San Antonio with her husband, a native to San Antonio. If she were a bumper sticker type of person (which she vehemently is not) she might have one of those “I didn’t grow up in Texas, but I got here as soon a I could” stickers. Maggie enjoys staying home with her children and loves the daily calamity that is raising her son (born 2011) and daughter (born 2009) in Boerne. She would always chose outdoor activities over indoor, sweatpants over dresses, crafting over TV, and cupcakes over… anything. It feels like her life has been full of “learning experiences”, and Maggie loves to share about having a micro-preemie in the NICU, her experiences as an adoptee and a heart patient, and about her family’s experiences with adopting a child on her blog Mondays with Maggie. Life is an adventure and she’s thankful to have the perfect amount of OCD and ADHD to keep up (most days).

It Was All a Lie: 5 “Must Have” Baby Products I Hated

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When I registered for baby gifts I had no clue what I was doing. I am not what one might describe as a "researcher" and my choices had much more to do with popularity...

The Art of Art: Storing and Displaying Children’s Artwork

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Oh, the love-hate relationship I share with my children’s artwork. First of all, who doesn’t love a preschooler’s handprint??? There are those special paintings that just came together and are truly beautiful. There are...

Confessions of a Book Nerd

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Confession: I'm a Book Nerd. With a capital B and capital N. I embrace my dorkiness wholeheartedly and I am only slightly apologetic for not knowing with whom the latest Bachelor is making-out or...

Guide to a Less-Crowded Spring Break in San Antonio

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There is a certain level of panic involved as a parent when you are used to your child/children being in school - be it full-time or part-time - as Spring Break approaches. There is...

The Third Kid: Lessons Learned While Sleep Deprived

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I heard someone say recently that motherhood makes for the longest days but the shortest years. With a six-week-old, a 2 ½-year-old, and a 4 ½-going-on-12-year-old I am painfully acutely aware of the long...

Celebrating the New Year… at 8pm

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I haven't intentionally seen the other side of midnight since Justin Bieber went through puberty, alright, friends? I'm what you might call "a sleeper". I need a lot of sleep to be a functioning...

My Forever Family {National Adoption Month}

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One of the questions I get the most about being adopted is, "When did your parents tell you that you were adopted?" The answer is, I'm so thankful to report, "I've always known!" Being...

Chronicling Gratitude: A DIY Thankful Journal

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My mom, like many of us mamas, always had lofty ambitions for "holiday memories". One year she made asked us, right there next to the half-eaten plate of pumpkin pie, to write down...

Lessons Learned in Feeding My NICU Baby

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I was clueless about newborn care when I had my daughter. In my defense, I thought I had 15 more weeks to educate myself on such things as diapering, sleeping, and that hot topic...

Boerne ‘Patch: Making an Afternoon of It

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We started going to the Boerne Pumpkin Patch years before we moved here. The environment is relaxed, there's a great selection of pumpkins, it supports a church youth program, and it's right off Main...

Freedom Cup {Boerne}

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  I saw the cute house on the side of the road as sped drove my kids to school one morning, freshly painted red.  My interest piqued, I found myself headed down Old San Antonio...

I Can Do That! DIY Halloween Sign for the Non-Crafter

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Nothing shouts Holiday Spirit like lovingly (or painstakingly?) DIY-ed decorations, but not every mama was born with a glue gun in one hand and grosgrain ribbon in the other. Fear not, my non-crafty friends!...

You Don’t Look Like Me

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I’ll never forget my first cheer camp. We spent the night away from home for two nights and spent our days learning stunts, chants, and tumbling. Yes siree, life was good. Until it wasn’t. The camp...

New Kids on the Block: Our Move to Boerne

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I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, so my move to San Antonio felt very fish-out-of-water. Although I was far from a farm kid, San Antonio felt much like a bustling city...