Natalie

Natalie
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Natalie is the editor and content manager of Alamo City Moms. A proud Brit, she moved to Texas in late 2017 to be with her husband, a native San Antonian; she became a US Citizen in 2022. Their son was born in October 2020, and they are one and won! She spent the frivolous years of her early 20s pursuing a PhD in Renaissance history, living in Venice, Italy, and teaching. She pivoted into editing when she moved to the US, and joined the ACM team as a contributing writer in summer 2021. The rest, as they say, is history! Natalie lives on the north side of San Antonio with her husband, son, and their English cocker spaniel Oban. She loves searching out and sharing the best places to eat, drink coffee, and shop in San Antonio, and she’s never shy about sharing the highs - and lows - of motherhood. Favorite Restaurant: Tardifs Brasserie Favorite Landmark:World’s Largest Cowboy Boots Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Riverwalk Christmas Lights

Take a Bite Out of Summer: Dinosaur Fun in San Antonio

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Roar, stomp, and chomp your way through summer — thanks to all the dinosaur-themed fun going on in San Antonio in 2024! Junior paleontologists of all ages will enjoy seeing new exhibitions, exploring prehistoric...

Summer Hacks: Snack Edition

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Summer is here and many of us will find ourselves travelling. Whether by car or by plane, with temperatures as they are, no one can blame us for heading out of town for a...

The Ultimate Guide to Ice Cream in San Antonio

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As temperatures climb, it’s time to seek solace in the cool embrace of the freezer. The freezer in a shop serving ice cream, to be more precise! Whether you’re looking to cool down after...

Beat the Heat: The Best Splash Pads and Water Fun in San Antonio

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The end of the school year is just around the corner, and the weather knows it! Summer temperatures have arrived, and across San Antonio moms are looking for safe spots for their kids to...

Five Reasons to Join the SA Botanical Garden This Summer

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I’ll admit that I’d lived in San Antonio for five years before venturing to the city’s botanical garden for the first time, which I now know to be a real oversight. Located at 555 Funston...

Confessions of a Contact Napper

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A few days ago, I exchanged a few quick texts (and a couple of memes) with a friend who is in the thick of the baby stage. Her little boy isn’t a newborn anymore,...

If Taylor Swift Albums Were San Antonio Moms

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Her boyfriend may be a 2024 Super Bowl winner, but Taylor Swift is at the very top of her game.  Touring the world with her acclaimed Eras tour, lighting up TV screens on Disney+, and...

Two Sweet Bakes for The Easter Break

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Ever since I was sturdy enough to stand on a chair next to my grandmother in her kitchen, I’ve loved to bake. Learning to bake cakes is one of my most enduring and fondest...

What to Wear for Bluebonnet Photos

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Spring is here! And beside most of San Antonio’s highways, parkways, and pathways, bluebonnets have appeared. The state flower of Texas since 1901, the bluebonnet is so named for the distinct shape of its...

Made For Walking: Where to Buy Western Boots for All the Family in San...

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As the song goes “blame it all on my roots, I showed up in boots / and ruined your black tie affair” - well, here in San Antonio, we know that boots are welcome...

Bringing Back the ‘90s: Parenting Edition

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I consider myself to be incredibly lucky that I was born in 1989. Still (barely) an ‘80s babe, I experienced my childhood in the very best of all decades: the nineties. Growing up in the...

San Antonio’s Most Romantic Restaurants

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The season of love approaches, and whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with all you’ve got or think it’s a sorry excuse for an over-commercialized February holiday, you’ll find that the Alamo City always delivers on...

An Achievable Resolution? Look for Glimmers in 2024

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While I am by no means against the idea of making New Year’s resolutions, for the past few years - really, since I became a mother - I simply haven’t made any. At first, in...

What is True Adulthood? Losing Your Grandparents

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I recently turned 34, and this year experienced one of the defining moments of my adult life. I lost my final surviving grandparent. I know that, in many ways, I have been extremely fortunate...