Nikki

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If You Want to Take Better Care of Yourself, Start with Five Push-Ups.

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At the end of the day I feel as if I have nothing left to give. In the middle of taxiing the kids around for their extracurricular activities, keeping a semi-clean house, grocery shopping,...

Teacher Appreciation 2020: Ideas To Show Your Appreciation During a Pandemic

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As a previous elementary and middle school principal, I can tell you first-hand just how hard your children’s teachers work to make sure that all children that enter their classrooms are not...

School is Cancelled: Free Educational Resources that Help Launch Learning at Home

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A week ago if you had told me that school districts would begin to shut down amid the COVID-19 virus, I would have rolled my eyes at you. Here we are, 7 days later...

5 Locally Owned Party and Event Spaces in San Antonio

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With spring upon us, many of us are in ‘full-steam-ahead mode’ in planning upcoming celebratory events. Whether it’s a wedding, baby shower, bat mitzvah, quinceañera, or high school graduation, planning can be stressful and...

Pregnant and 45

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I am the product of a mother who gave birth at 15. Being just a child herself, she didn’t have much background knowledge to pass down to me the essentials of what makes us...

Spooky San Antonio Story

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If you’re Hispanic, then you can empathize with the childhood trauma I faced of being scared into submission with threats hurled by my grandmother of how El Cucuy would come and whisk me away...

On Grief and Living

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Grief is an emotion shared by every single person on the planet, transcending all cultures, languages, religions, and even time. As humans, we are all bound in commonality by the destruction grief leaves in...

What Ending Breastfeeding Taught Me About “Last Times”

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I was supposed to write about something fun. I had delegated August’s post to "Fun Things to Do in San Antonio with Your Girlfriends," and although you might find that easier to digest than...

10 San Antonio Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

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In my 40s, I have become somewhat complacent about lots of things: where I eat, where I get my coffee, my beauty regimen, where I shop for my clothes, where I go for outings...

An Interview with Miss Texas USA, Alayah Benavidez

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Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a beauty pageant? How about what it is like through the lens of a contestant? Maybe you think you know all about pageants...