Amanda

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

Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt – Free Printable

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So many things about Christmas have been changed this year (or are missing altogether) but one thing we're loving and our current favorite San Antonio holiday activity, is driving around to see all the...

2020 Reader Survey and Giveaway

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The ACM team is busy planning for 2021 and we'd love to hear from YOU. The information you share helps us create content that serves families like yours. As a thank you for completing...

Kids Giving to Kids: Three Ways to Start Family Philanthropy

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On the ever-growing list of things-to-teach-our-kids, philanthropy is definitely up there in the top handful. Philanthropy, in the Oxford Dictionary, is defined as "the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by...

Expert Q+A: Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Banking with Marion Welch

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Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Banking is the world's first cord blood bank, having given birth to the industry in 1989. Today, we have been entrusted to store the cord blood from the babies of more...

Halloween Cookie Monster Whoopie Pies

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Well, hello October! I'm so glad you're here - I feel like I can officially start celebrating all things fall-ish. Seeing as how it's still in the high 90's (Are we done? Will it...

Decisions, Decisions: Back to School in 2020

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When I hear the phrase “back to school”, I think of crowded aisles filled to the brim with shiny new supplies--the endless options of crayons, colored pencils, regular pencils, and pens that will never...

San Antonio Water Restrictions – What You Need to Know

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Even though we've had a pretty rainy year so far, when the Edward's Aquifer drops below a certain level, San Antonio heads into water restrictions to help conserve our precious water resources. As of...

TEA School Opening Guidelines for 2020-2021 – What Families Need to Know

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The Texas Education Agency has officially released its re-opening guidelines for schools across Texas for the 2020-2021 school year as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic. Moving forward under these guidelines, school districts, private schools,...

Father’s Day Printable (for Grandpa, Papa and Granddad, too!)

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Let the kids tell Dad he's the best in their own words! This simple, directed Father's Day Printable is the perfect activity or gift. We've added versions for Papa, Granddad and Grandpa, too!  Tap and...

School Calendars for Districts in the San Antonio Area, 2020-2021

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There are a lot of school districts in San Antonio, and each school district calendar is a little different. Many of these school calendars will continue to change as plans evolve for the 2020-2021...

2019-2020 Amazing Teacher Honorees

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San Antonio is home to some of the best public, charter, and private schools in the state (and country!) and part of what makes them so great is the abundance of dedicated, innovative, enthusiastic,...

Conversations at the Kitchen Table: Mother’s Day 2020

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It's almost Mother's Day - and this one will be one for the history books. No school made gifts, no big brunches or special meals at restaurants, and likely limited (if any) visits with...

Conversations at the Kitchen Table: Quarantine Isn’t Sexy

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It shouldn't be a surprise that being cooped up in your house for days on end isn't the ideal situation to encourage intimate feelings toward your partner. In this episode, we're discussing Erin's post...

Viva Fiesta (from Home)!

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Despite the Official Fiesta being postponed until this fall, my biological clock absolutely insists it's time to hang my Fiesta wreath and papel picado, to shower my family in confetti from cascarones, and to...