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

Seven Parenting Tips From Bluey

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If you haven’t yet watched Bluey, the heartwarming Australian show for preschoolers (and their parents), then it’s likely you’ve been living under some kind of stone. Premiered in October 2018 and now into its...

San Antonio Experiences for Everyone on Your Christmas List

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When it comes to holiday shopping, it can be daunting enough to think of things to buy for your own kids—and that’s long before family members drop the inevitable, “What do they want for...

20 Questions with ACM Team Member Natalie Seale

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Hello! I’d like to say I’m still a new member of ACM, but it turns out it’s been well over a year since I joined as a contributor! Time sure does fly when you’re...

Where to Buy Your Holiday Pie

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With the holiday season just around the corner, most of us are turning our attention to two things: buying Christmas gifts and planning our Thanksgiving meal. Whether you’re hosting this year or are lucky...

A Sip of Fall: The Best Seasonal Drinks in San Antonio

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While it would be nice for the weather to chill out and finally cool down, as we wait for this miracle, those of us who love our fall flavors just won’t be denied! Sure,...

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Estate Planning

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I think it’s pretty safe to say that having children brings about a monumental change in the way we think about—and prepare for—the future. Though we don’t want to imagine our kids having to...

Navigating Mother’s Day Out

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Whether you’ve been a stay-at-home mom or you’ve been back to work with help from family members, sitters, or a regular nanny, reading this probably means that the time has come for you to...

Five Local Charcuterie Companies to Make Your Next Party Pop

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It’s perhaps unsurprising that the generation who took Lunchables to school has grown up to love a charcuterie board. But is there really anything better? Whether it’s a cozy date night for two at...

Hanging On To Who You Are: Life as an Expat

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The first weekend of June was a historic one in the United Kingdom: people came together to drink tea and eat sandwiches in the streets, they waved flags and marveled at spectacular flyovers, mixed...

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...

The Best Baby Boutiques in San Antonio

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There always seem to be lots of baby announcements in the spring, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably got a whole host of events to buy for in the coming months—birthdays, baby...

Closing The Gap: The Texas Diaper Bank

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As a first time parent, I will freely admit to being woefully underprepared when it came to diapering. Though I chose a brand (Pampers or Huggies? I think most first-time moms probably choose between...

10 Independent Bookstores in San Antonio

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While many of us pick up a book to keep us busy at the airport, or a vacation novel when we’re dashing/slowly ambling around Target, there’s really nothing like browsing at a good bookstore....

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...