Earlier this year I stumbled upon an article in Literary Mama so engrossing that it provoked a strange theory I’m still contemplating. The article, written by author Beth Winegarner, is titled "Birth Meridian" and dives into the author's curious obsession...
Reality check: we’re halfway through the summer. Phew! And by this point we’re all tired of answering the infamous “can I have another snack?” question. Seriously, though, how do these tiny humans eat. so. darn. much? While I can’t...
When I was around 13, my mother went on a mini-vacation without us. At the time, I recalled that being the first time she had ever done something like that for herself. I could not believe she had waited...
Alamo City Moms Blog is excited to partner with Art of Green™ to bring you information about their amazing green cleaning products. This is a sponsored post. You may have missed the memo or failed to notice the blazing...
At times you may question whether you can sustain it: the unknown, the fear, the constant adrenaline that courses through tired veins as you accept you have a medically fragile child, one who needs constant medication to survive. My child...
“That baby has a headphone! He is so high-tech with his bluetooth!”  My two-year-old is high-tech, but not because he wears a bluetooth. He has a cochlear implant. If you're nodding your head in feigned understanding but really thinking, WTH...
ACMB is partnering with Baptist Emergency Hospital to share information about their pediatric ER. This is a sponsored post.   An allergic reaction. Labored breathing. High fever. Unexplained lethargy. The list of terrifying symptoms that require an ER visit for a sick child is not...
A mom with alone time? That’s the beginning of a joke, right? Sort of like, "Three goats walk into a bar…" Seriously, a mom with alone time—time devoted to just herself—sounds like a unicorn or Big Foot: rumored to exist,...
Let me guess, you hear “self-care” and think, I can’t even go to the bathroom by myself. When do I have time for that?! Or, Sure, after I juggle carpool, practice, homework, dinner, laundry and the stack of work...
A few jobs ago, I worked with a young woman with whom I eventually became friends. We talked a bit before and after meetings, and occasionally by phone when something at work came up. Every now and then we...
My daughter started showing signs of extreme sensitivity to sounds when she was a preschooler. Like most kids her age, she hated loud, unexpected noises, but what affected her the most were small, everyday, innocuous noises. She’d lose her...

A Mom’s Spa Day

There is nothing I like better than a day at the spa. Opportunities for a little me time are few and far between. My mother-in-law usually gives me a gift certificate for spa services so I know I can...
In the early days and weeks after having a new baby, there are lots of warnings about postpartum depression. Online quizzes, concerned inquiries from your OB-GYN, and lots and lots of internet articles. Noticeably missing from that lineup is...
Nearly a year ago, a friend sent me the link to a 21-day meditation course. It was free, easily accessible via an app on my phone, and not very time consuming, so I signed up. I’ve always enjoyed the...

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Alamo City Moms TASTE: Barbecue Tips from Three Generations of Davila’s...

Not all barbecue is created equal, especially not in Texas, where barbecue is almost a religion. So when a barbecue spot in Seguin draws...