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3 reasons to adopt a pet

3 Reasons to Adopt a Pet

Whenever I hear people talk about adopting animals to teach their children about responsibility or caring for others, to boost their immune systems, or to reward them for good behavior, I want to scream. None of those are good reasons to adopt a pet. Here are 3 GOOD reasons to adopt a pet.

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Let Them Join You. It's Worth It.

Let Them Join You

It takes more planning. More time. More setup and cleaning afterward. It takes attention and effort to teach them skills and techniques.

But it’s worth the extra effort.

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san antonio zoo

San Antonio Zoo with Kids- The Good and the Bad

What’s up with zoos? Are they fun educational places to learn about different animals and our world? Or are they depressing animal rights nightmares? Here’s the run-down on the rundown San Antonio, TX Zoo, and how our family trip went.

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Sea World With Kids – San Antonio, TX

I wasn’t sure how many shows we would get to see, or if they would be too long to hold the kids’ attention, but they were just the right length (even with us getting there early to find good seats just beyond the splash zone) and the kids loved them!

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Schertz, TX Playground

We discovered that there is a super-fun and relatively new playground in Schertz, just a few minutes from Randolph Air Force Base. We’ve been there

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Day to Day in San Antonio, TX

The library on base is our library. This kitchen is my kitchen, where I can nourish my family. We all sleep in the same bedroom here – our bedroom. There is now children’s art taped to our walls, and painted pumpkins decorate the end table. We’re finding local places we love to visit during the week, and having adventures on the weekends.

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San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA)

I grew up going to the Detroit Institute of Arts with my awesome Great Aunt Gilda pretty much every year, and other museums here and there, and always enjoyed them. So when I found the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) during my googling, I added it to our San Antonio bucket list.

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San Antonio, TX – Artpace Chalk It Up, Riverwalk, Rainforest Cafe

We went into San Antonio to visit the Riverwalk, and happened upon Artpace’s Chalk it Up event designed to bring visual art to the masses (and get families to participate in making it). We contributed regular sidewalk chalk doodles, but several larger groups had areas sectioned off that they were doing some hardcore art with. It was really cool to see so many people just having fun together, and to be a part of it.

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Making a Home

We’ve done crafts and cooking projects, met up with a group of moms for a play date (and will do that again for sure), we’ve put kids’ art on the walls (technically not allowed, but we didn’t nail holes or anything), and spend time cuddling, playing, reading, and singing together.

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