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

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...

Six Local Businesses to Fill Your Kids’ Easter Baskets

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It’s hard to believe that spring will soon be upon us, and with it, warm weather, bluebonnets, and the the beginning of splash pad and pool season. It’s also the time to start thinking...

A Letter to Stay-at-Home Moms

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Dear Stay-at-Home Mom, I’m not sure when the shift occurred, whether it was in the lifetime of your mom or your grandma, but somewhere along the way, women stopped being “homemakers” and they started...

Nine Healthy San Antonio Eateries to Enjoy Beyond January

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After almost two years of COVID, there are very few of us who didn’t see 2022 as an opportunity to turn over a new leaf and make some healthier choices. Of course, a healthy...

The First Birthday Party Debate

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In these weird times, something as frivolous as a birthday party seems like an unnecessary source of worry. And yet, those of us raising babies, toddlers, and beyond also feel the weight of wanting...

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...