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
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...

Super Lucky to Know You Printable Card

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As Valentine's Day fades into memory and Easter is still a month or so away (depending on the year!) it is fun to have a March holiday to look forward to. St. Patrick's Day...

Topknot Tuesday Book Club – March 2021

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Welcome to the ACM book club! For more information on what we're reading and how this works, click/tap here. Book of the Month: The Idea of You by Robinne Lee Review "Lee starts the story off with...

Our Favorite Things in San Antonio 2021

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Better than raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens and definitely better than warm woolen mittens (sorry, Bernie) - it's our 2021 Favorite Things lineup! We're excited to share the small and San Antonio...

Just One More Bite: In Celebration (or Not) of Valentine’s Day

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Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine's Day comes around once a year. The expectations, the build up, the disappointment, and the joy, sentiment, and fun - all wrapped up into one pink...

Just One More Bite: Kid-Friendly Activities to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

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In her post from April of 2020, Lauren walks us through some activities to help kids deal with stress and introduce mindfulness. Little did we know that almost a year later, we'd still need...

Social Distance Friendly Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day is one of my FAVORITE holidays to celebrate. Not only is it inundated with my favorite color (give me all the pink!) but it's a dedicated day to show my friends and...

Five Easy (Pandemic Friendly) Valentine Dates

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Pandemic baby jokes aside - Valentine's Day might be the most challenging holiday to celebrate while social distancing or limiting your out-of-the-house activities. While many couples choose to stay in for Valentine's Day no...