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

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...

ACM’s Amazing Teacher 2020-2021

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

Just One More Bite: Season 2 – Episode 3

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In this episode, Natalie encourages those of us who find ourselves giving up on New Year's resolutions, Jenny tells us why 'quaratinis' just aren't for her, Lizzy lets us in on her journey through...

Expert Q+A: Dr. Lauren Sadovsky of Cevey Pediatrics

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Dr. Lauren Sadovsky is a General Pediatrician with Cevey Pediatrics who cares for children from birth until they graduate from high school, treating anything from a common cold to anxiety and depression. She has...

Bunny Biscuits for Easter Brunch

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If you're new around here, I'm Amanda, and 2021 is my year of "extra". Decorations for all the events, heart-shaped bacon for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day pizza party, Easter Bunny blow up currently...

Neighborhood Egg Hunt

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We might be inching closer to 'back to normal' but this is one pandemic-inspired activity we hope sticks around! How many eggs will you find in your neighborhood? Join Alamo City Moms and families...

Expert Q+A: Rachel West with Rooted Birth Doula Collective

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This is a transcript version of a live Q&A we did during our Bloom 2020 event. Stay tuned for more news about our upcoming Bloom 2021 event. The interview has been edited for clarity. ACM...