Erin

Erin
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Erin is a born and raised San Antonio native. She is a proud graduate of Southwestern University, St.Mary's University and Texas Tech University. After graduate school, she married the love of her life and moved back to to town to be near both sides of their families. Together, they are attempting to raise three crazy humans (7, 5 and 2) who make life fun, happy and hard. Erin is a marriage and family therapist, sales coordinator for ACM, and a professional coffee drinker. She is a lover of all things involving food, music, sarcasm and wine. And love. There must be lots of love.

Breaking Up (with Mom Friends) Is Hard to Do

The whole “it’s not you, it’s me” is annoying. As women, mothers, and spouses, we're used to the idea of doing anything we can to avoid hurting others' feelings (which, in general, is a...

The Mama’s Tale of a Kid-less Vacation

You’re basically living the lyrics straight out of Alanis’s "Ironic," I think to myself. This is a vacation you’ve waited for, counted down for months, weeks, and then finally, days. And yet, here you...

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Whether you’re a new mom, a seasoned mom on round two (or three, or four...), or a mom-to-be, you'll find yourself in good company at Alamo City Moms Blog Bloom. From amazing giveaways and...

Re: The Kid Who Makes Me Feel Like a Failure

I have three kids. Two of them (not to name names, but the first two) were fairly easy small people to raise. I swear to you, they never had tantrums. They never screamed "NO!"...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Their Emotions

Imagine you’re staring your biggest, scariest nightmare right in the face. You know you feel like crying, you might even get angry, and you definitely don’t want to feel it. Your body reacts with...

Target Might Actually Be Heaven

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and saw a post that got me thinking. You know, in a philosophical, what’s-the-meaning-of-life kind of way. Are you ready? You might want to sit down...

The Day I Started Taking My (Mom) Life Less Seriously

There is so much about life that doesn’t make sense. Mom life? Even less sense. For 37 years I have worked to establish myself as an individual, fighting for independence from the time I...

An Open Letter to the Flaky Mom

I’m opening up a can of worms. I’ve tried to keep it shut, but I can’t. I’m a mom and I’m a busy one. I’m pulled in a million directions every single day, just like...
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Consequence and Confidence Jars: Helping My Kids Make Better Behavioral Choices

It was one long summer in our household, y’all. I know I’m not the only one who is slightly relieved that school has started. Even those of you who put sad face emojis on...

I Threw My Kid’s Toy Out the Window

I did. I truly did. I could lie and say I was at the end of my rope, but really it was just a normal Tuesday. A few errands, a late lunch, a Target run...

Taking the Hassle Out of Home-Selling: My Experience with Perch

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What Happens When it’s Over?

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Give Me Five More Minutes

“Give me five more minutes,” I yelled. I felt exhausted from all the packing we had done and was ready to get on the road. My bestie was helping me move six hours north...

Sorry, Kids—Just Tell Your Therapist One Day

Every morning is a new day in a mom’s world. The wrongs of the prior day are always washed anew with the breaking of the dawn (and sometimes pre-dawn, for those of us with...