Natalie

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Natalie is a proud Brit, but moved to Texas at the end of 2017 to be with her husband, a native San Antonian. Their son was born in late October 2020, so her entire experience of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum has been under the cloud of Covid-19. She spent the frivolous years of her early 20s pursuing a PhD in Renaissance history, living in Venice, Italy, and teaching students. She pivoted into editing when she moved to the US, but currently has her academic pursuits on hold while she focuses on her son. Despite being in San Antonio for a few years now, she still considers herself a newbie. She loves to find out more about the history and culture of the city, explore new places, and find local businesses to support. A fastidious researcher and lover of lists, she’s always excited to share her finds and experiences with others. Favorite Restaurant: Dough Favorite Landmark: World’s Largest Cowboy Boots Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Riverwalk Christmas Lights

11 Must-Haves for C-Section Moms

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Maybe you’re having a planned C-section because your baby is breech, for medical reasons, or just because you want to. Perhaps you’re a natural worrier with a vaginal birth plan but want to feel...

Five Tips for Surviving Christmas with a Newborn

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So you’ve just had a baby! Congratulations. I hope you’re doing OK and getting some (any?!) much-needed rest. You might be too sleep-deprived to have noticed it yet, but the holiday season is upon...

The Ultimate Guide to Pumpkin Spice in San Antonio

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After a long summer, it’s finally fall! The heady scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger mix with sweet pumpkin in the air, which just means one thing... Pumpkin spice season is upon us....

What is a Postpartum Doula and Do I Need One?

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I had an extremely medicalized, heavily monitored pregnancy and C-section, and because of that (and, you know, COVID) I never really considered the option of finding a doula to help support me at the...

The Six Best European Restaurants in San Antonio

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As a proud European (pre-Brexit, at least) in San Antonio, I’ve loved finding places where I can experience a real taste of home. After almost a year living in Italy in my 20s, Italian...

Help! My Baby Has a Tongue Tie

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As soon as he was born, my son seemed to absolutely love sticking out his tongue. He did it while he was sleeping, when he was awake and hungry, during tummy time... anytime he...