Amanda

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A fifth-generation San Antonionian - who happened to spend her formative years in Austin - Amanda loves the SAT from the confetti in her hair to the bluebonnets under her feet. Never one to miss a reason to host a party or decorate for a theme, Amanda revels in the 'mas Fiesta' attitude of the city. She's mom to Vivi (2012) aka #HurricaneVivi, Mac (2020) and wife to Francois, whom she met at Texas A&M (FTAC '05). She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a Doctorate in Making it Up As She Goes - which means she's a sometimes-fun-mom. You can find her on Instagram . She loves confetti, croissants, and a cold Ranch Water. Favorite Restaurant: Piatti's Favorite Landmark: Johnson Street footbridge in King William Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Fiesta Medals

Favorite Things 2022

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Our Favorite Things Party is a highlight of being on the ACM team—think Oprah, but all local, small, San Antonio businesses! Hotel Estancia del Norte hosted a fabulous event, complete with Don Strange specialty...

Summer of Play – Splash and Learn

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Summer is for a lot of things but we think that the best parts of summer are the playing and the learning that comes through that play. Be it a new skill tried at...

Alamo City’s Amazing Teachers 2022

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We can see it in the not so distant future - the end of the line. And you better bet our amazing teachers, even though they love to teach, are sprinting towards it, too!...

How to Support Your STAAR Test Taker (And Get FREE Breakfast from McDonald’s)

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From dreaded pop-quizzes to Friday spelling tests and major midterms to STAAR (or TAKS, or TAAS, or ITBS depending on your age!)—testing is stressful and can take a physical and mental toll on students...

Making it Up As I Go: Ugly Crying, Being Kind, Saying Thank You and...

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Thank you to The DoSeum for being a sponsor of this podcast! The DoSeum’s newest holiday exhibit The DoSeum Express: Tiny Trains and Trolleys is open from November 6 – January 2, 2021. Ugly Crying,...

Expert Q+A: Mandi Wheeler, Administrative Director of Women’s Services at North Central Baptist Hospital

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Amanda: Hi, I am here with Mandi Wheeler, who's the Administrative Director of Women's Services at North Central Baptist Hospital. And she is joining us on our Expert Q and A series for Bloom 2021...

Making It Up As I Go: Summer Travel with Kids

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This post and episode are brought to you by Palenque Grill. Palenque Grill at La Cantera now has an app!  With pickup and curbside now available, you can get your favorite dishes to-go, and...

Making It Up As I Go: Summer Truths

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This post and episode are brought to you by Palenque Grill. Palenque Grill at La Cantera now has an app!  With pickup and curbside now available, you can get your favorite dishes to-go, and...

Making It Up As I Go: Expert Q+A with Essence Chiropractic and Wellness

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Dr. Shabnam Ashtiani is the owner and treating chiropractor at Essence Chiropractic & Wellness located near 1604 and 281. Dr. Ashtiani has been in San Antonio since middle school so she claims SA as...

Making It Up As I Go: Hard Lessons

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When we say we're here for all moms—we mean it. We don't, in the slightest, just mean 'perfect' moms, in ideal marriages, with sparkly lives. We mean the moms who get STDs from their...

2021 Open Call for New Contributors

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Are you an Alamo City Mom who enjoys writing? Are you interested in connecting with other moms and rediscovering your love for creative writing? ACM Open Call for Writers Applications open May 23 and close at 10:00...

Amazing Teacher 2021: The Nominees

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What an, dare I say it, AMAZING group of educators we had nominated during the search for the ACM 2021 Amazing Teacher. SO much so, we're going to honor 10... YES TEN! Amazing Teachers....

Expert Q+A: Must Have Baby Gear with Courtney Santillano of Crib and Kids

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Amanda: Hi friends, Amanda, with Alamo City Moms here. We are with Courtney who's the owner of Crib and Kids. She's at her store right now. You can see behind her how many goodies she...
Alamo City Moms Amanda and Lisa Guerrero on screen from JCC Block and Dreeben School

Expert Q+A: Lisa Guerrero, Director at Barshop JCC’s Block and Dreeben School for Young...

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The JCC Block and Dreeben School for Young Children, providing care and education for children ages 6 weeks-4 years old, is the only Jewish NAEYC-accredited program in San Antonio. Our purpose of education at...