Amanda

Amanda
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Glitter shaker, party maker and photo taker - Amanda is a mom to Vivi and wife to Francois. She's passionate about crafting, entertaining and photography.
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Seven Reasons Why San Antonio Moms Love Costco and You Need a Costco Membership

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I could write an ode to all the ways I love Costco - and I'm not alone. It's a topic of conversation that seems to elicit an immediate reaction in just about anyone who's...
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Messenger Kids: Providing a Fun and Safer Environment

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This blog post is sponsored by Messenger Kids. All opinions and experiences using the platform are the author's.  Like it or not, San Antonio mamas, our children are part of the digital age. It’s at...

Round Up for Ronald McDonald House Charities

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'Tis the season for making merry but also for taking stock of all the good things in our lives. I am reminded of how fortunate I am that, among other things, we have a...

Spiced Gobbler: A Festive Thanksgiving Cocktail

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It's finally cooling off—HOORAY! Cooler weather brings with it a signature color palette, special holidays, and tastes that feel right only when there is a bite in the air. Fall simply calls for apples,...

Saddle Up and See Santa

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Join Alamo City Moms for a one-of-a-kind Santa experience just north of San Antonio in Boerne at Enchanted Springs Ranch a private venue open just for us! We'll have hot chocolate, activities, a face...

Alamo City Moms Favorite Things: 2019 Edition

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Keeping secrets isn't any fun—unless the secret has to do with our Favorite Things 2019! We've been working since August to curate a truly special group of favorites—and (almost*) every single one of them...

Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps in San Antonio

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School holidays—love them or loathe them, they come every winter and remind us how much we love our kids’ teachers. If you’re looking ahead to Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks and thinking, I’ve got to find...

DIY Constellation/Galaxy and Unicorn Pumpkins

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Perfect for a literary pumpkin patch, a special activity with the kids or to indulge your own crafty needs, these painted pumpkins re all the cute with none of the pumpkin guts or carving. Supplies: ...

Kitchen Counter Crafts: DIY Plaster of Paris Ghosts

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This post is brought to you in partnership with Witte Remodeling Co. Does crafting at the kitchen counter with your kids sound like fun, or do you get itchy just thinking about it? Events Team...

Getting Ready for Kindergarten with La Petite Academy

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Sitting up, crawling, walking, talking, and Kindergarten—these are easily some of the biggest milestones we reach together with our babies. Unlike the milestones that happen on their own schedule, Kindergarten comes whether or not...

Alamo City Moms TASTE: Recipes from Mom

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A certain smell. A prize-winning (or at least often requested) recipe. Her inclusion of an ingredient that other people would never consider. Maybe the fact that she managed to burn frozen dinners. For many...

Alamo City’s Amazing Teacher 2019

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Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond to help the lives of his or her students? Nominate fantastic educators for our fifth annual Amazing Teacher Contest! We're looking for the best of the...

Alamo City Moms TASTE: “Mumosas” for a Mother’s Day Brunch with Friends

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I adore my husband and daughter, I really do, and they do a great job of making me feel like an awesome mom year-round. But you know who celebrates motherhood the BEST? My mom...

Learning About Our Potential Leaders: Meet the Mayoral Candidates of San Antonio

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Early voting in the San Antonio mayoral election begins today, Monday, April 22, and runs through Tuesday, April 30. All polling locations are closed this Friday, April 26, in honor of the Battle of...