Natalie

Natalie
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Natalie comes from a long line of Texans and has been slowly working her way down I-35, with stops in Waco to earn a degree in public relations/journalism at Baylor, and in Austin for work. She and her husband Will plan on making San Antonio the last stop on the trans-Texas tour, especially after last year’s big event: welcoming the world’s most delightful daughter, Noelle, to their family right here in the Alamo City. Natalie enjoys using her marketing and PR brain to build her husband’s law practice; keep snacks on the table and craft beer in the fridge; and generate new ideas for ACMB and her own blog To Drink and Write.

The Intoxicating Freedom of Mom Friendship

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I’ve recently realized something about friendship. Grownup, mom-friend, real-life friendship isn't always about seeing each other and spending time together or doing enjoyable things together. That sounds ridiculous. That sounds like the exact opposite of...

Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants Around San Antonio

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What do my best friend, sister, and husband’s brother all have in common? Well, in addition to being super devoted to my kids, excellent gift givers, and all-around good family members, they…don’t eat meat....

Top 10 Playgrounds in San Antonio

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How do kids have so much energy?  While none of us tired, sleep-deprived parents may know the answer to this question, ACMB does have a solution for helping your young ones run off some of...

10 Great Pizza Options Around San Antonio

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TGIF has been replaced with TGIPN (thank goodness it’s pizza night). I’m always so happy when Friday rolls around. It’s not because it’s the end of the week. Nope—I’m a small business owner and put...

Five(ish) San Antonio Restaurants to Try Over Spring Break

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Spring Break. Sometimes it conjures up thoughts of the beach, or skiing, or museum gazing. But if you’re spending Spring Break in San Antonio, it probably conjures up thoughts of food, glorious food. (Please tell me...

When You Just Can’t Kondo

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So, I’m not getting rid of my books. Just kidding. I know the Kondo method is about more than the “only 30 books” online uproar, and honestly, I’m mostly reading eBooks these days anyway. Here’s the...

To You, When You’re Thinking About Giving Up Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Hey there, friend. Are you still eating oatmeal for breakfast every day and dutifully carrying around your yoga mat for those classes and responsibly holding back that juicy bit of gossip you picked up at...

How to Cook for the Modern Holidays

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Ah, the holidays are here.   Pass the cranberry sauce, please, but only if it’s sugar-free and produced from sustainably harvested cranberries.   And, only if it’s prepared with a special probiotic booster.   And, only if the sweetener used to...

Why I Take My Kid to Target Every Week

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Target. It’s the oft-derided and under-appreciated, even occasionally called basic, stereotypical mom spot.  Saying you love Target is falling prey to every generalization in the book. Seriously, you might as well pile your hair in a...

And Then There Were Two: How to Introduce an Older Sibling to a New...

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I pictured the moment in my head for, oh, approximately nine-and-a-half months. Once we knew our family was expecting a new baby, I went through a round of emotions, from excitement to anxiety to...

Babies need food. We know that. Now what?

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This face. This is the face of my daughter having her first experience with food. Carrots, to be exact. She was skeptical. Because I love her and want her to be able to serve on...

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

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It’s hotter than…well, it’s pretty dang hot out there. My husband says that summer sneaked up on us this year. After the rain and the surprisingly mild spring days, it seems like everyone is feeling...

Three Life Lessons I Learned When My Daughter Burned Herself

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Meal prepping and child juggling in tandem is never easy, and I learned that the hard way when I was on solo parenting duty and trying to prep dinner and entertain a two-year-old at...

Her Problems Are as Big as Mine: Dealing with Toddler Stress

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It was a rough morning around our house. We woke up too early after staying up too late at a birthday party. We cried over spilled milk. We had a potty training mishap. Well, those...