Stacey

Stacey
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Before she had kids, Stacey would have described herself as an alternative rock lover, bibliophile, foodie and adventure seeker. She started her career working as a DJ at radio stations, then as a news reporter and somehow ended up in advertising and marketing. But now, she identifies as all of those things but in addition, she is a mom. Stacey has two boys (4 and 7) and her eldest is high-functioning Autistic. She is sensitive and aware of the challenges and opportunities moms with special needs kids have. Plus, she has two nieces (when she needs girl time) and a big old Golden Retriever named Bolt. Stacey's currently working part-time at an ad agency.

Where to Board Your Pet for the Holidays

It's almost that time of year. The holidays are approaching. I know most of us are just trying to survive this week. However, if you plan on traveling over the holidays, you need to...

Candid Quotes from San Antonio Parents

Sometimes when times parenting gets tough, you need a little inspiration from others who are going through the same thing. Here are some thoughts from well-known San Antonio area parents to give you a...

10 Ways to Keep Up the Back-to-School Buzz

As parents, we work hard to get our kids pumped up for back-to-school season. The first day comes, and we rejoice. But after the first few weeks, the excitement wears off and the challenges...

Favorite Family-friendly Eats in San Antonio

With the closing of some major players, like MoMak's Backyard Malts and Burgers (sniff, sniff), I've been looking for some new places to grab a good bite to eat and hang with the family....

I Caved to Disney FOMO: Tips for Planning Your Disney Vacay

I should start this post with a caveat: I am not a theme park person. I associate them with crowds, expenses, lines, motion sickness, and bad food. The thought of going to Disney World...

Fiesta® 101, Kids’ Edition: Tips for Family Fun

It's April, and that means it is the greatest time of year in San Antonio: Fiesta®!   This year, Fiesta events take place April 18–28 as Fiesta celebrates its 128th birthday. The cool thing is that...

Free and Cheap Activities for a Fun Spring Break in San Antonio

It would be great if I had an unlimited budget, to whisk the family away to Disney for Spring Break or even spend each day visiting San Antonio's amazing theme parks. But if you...

11 Ways to Maximize the Season

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San Antonio’s 15 Most Instagrammable Holiday Spots

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Six Ways to Shake Up Thanksgiving Day

  Thanksgiving, in theory, sounds great. The thought of getting together with family and friends to break bread gives me all the warm feelings. But—reality check—in my world, it never plays out like that. Someone is...

9 Ways for ALL Parents to Help Kids with Sensory Sensitivity

October is National Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness Month. If you don't know what Sensory Processing Disorder (or SPD) is, don't feel bad. I didn't either when my pediatrician first mentioned it. According to my best friend and...

Eight Family-Friendly Things to Do in San Antonio This Fall

Ahhh, fall has arrived. Who am I kidding? I'll be in shorts till November. But alas, there are pumpkin patches to visit, hayrides to enjoy, and pumpkin spice/maple bacon everything to savor. Here are...