Celina is a “professional volunteer” serving on multiple nonprofit boards and advisory groups. In her former life she started a nonprofit, which she left last year in the most capable of hands where it continues to thrive. In another past life she was a host and reporter for Texas Public Radio. She’s a “native” Texan and life-long San Antonio Girl. She attended school in Chicago where all she did was talk about how great Texas is. Her husband, Luke, is her high school sweetheart and the most supportive spouse you’ll ever meet. They have two children whom words can’t currently describe, but keep reading and you’ll get a pretty good idea who they are becoming.

ACMB Cares: Landa Gardens Conservancy

Throughout 2019, Alamo City Moms Blog will be spotlighting local nonprofits as part of its ACMB Cares campaign. Our goal is to familiarize readers with nonprofit organizations that are making an impact in San...

ACMB Cares Spotlight: Rise Recovery

Throughout 2019, Alamo City Moms Blog will be spotlighting one local nonprofit each month as part of its ACMB Cares campaign. Our goal is to familiarize readers with nonprofit organizations that are making an...

#IMomSoHard: An Interview with the Moms, Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley

If you don’t know about the online sensation that is “IMomSoHard,” you have been missing out! Long-time friends Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley have a weekly online show where they sit in the playroom,...
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Precious Cargo: Re-designing Safety with Britax Car Seats

Alamo City Moms Blog is excited to partner with Britax to bring you information about the newest technologies in car seat safety, including the re-designed Britax Advocate and the brand-new Anti-Rebound Bar.  A few of our...

Menstruation: A Period Piece

"That time of the month," "Aunt Flo is visiting," "On the rag," "Riding the crimson wave"—everyone knows what I’m talking about, and yet there remains a bit of a taboo when it comes to...

Confessions of a Lapsed Catholic: Introducing Spirituality in a Secular World

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It’s been longer than I care to admit since my last confession. The thing that has been gnawing at me for some time is the lack of...

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

The current school year is half over, so that means we have to start preparing for…next school year, of course! Maybe it seems a bit premature, but the preview program for our local Kindergarten...
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The Modern Mom’s Toolbox: A List of Must-Have Items

I’m not especially crafty, or particularly handy, but over the years I’ve amassed what I consider to be the essentials for any (woman’s) toolbox. I don’t mean an LBD, a signature scent, or a...

Home, Sweet Home: 10 Ways to Make Moving Manageable for Your Family

Moving is the worst. There’s a reason it’s up there among life’s biggest stressors, right after the death of a loved one and divorce. OK, so I couldn’t find a reputable source to back...

The Rabbit Who Wanted to Go To Sleep: Does it Work?

As the last days of summer simmered behind us and the carefree days of a flexible bedtime faded, I had to start considering my options for making bedtime a reasonable affair. Don’t get me...

Big Girls Don’t Cry

I’m standing in the parking lot outside a beautiful day school that is walking distance from my desk at my new job, when I burst into tears. My poor husband stands there, flabbergasted, in...

A Flood of Feelings

The eye of the storm was clearly over our home last week. We could count the distance of the storm “one one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand, four…” miles away. Rain made muddy puddles in our...

Dipping in Our Toes: Our First Swim Lessons

I don’t precisely remember learning how to swim. I do remember my heavy-duty yellow flotation device and how easily my eldest brother was able to push down around the edges to submerge me against my...

Top Picks for a Family-Friendly Fiesta

The mountain laurels are in bloom, and the temperature is still weeks away from reaching triple digits. (I hope I didn't just jinx us.) It’s halfway between Spring Break and the beginning of summer,...