Stephanie

Stephanie
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A grateful San Antonio transplant that fled the midwestern winters at the first opportunity. Driven by her core values, faith, family, and knowledge, Stephanie and her husband are passionately raising their three daughters - Nikoletta (2017), Eleni (2019) and Emmelia (2022). With a husband from Greece, travel is a big part of their family life along with their Greek Orthodox identity. Stephanie has a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and is a licensed teacher, school principal, and dyslexia therapist. She is also the CEO and Founder of The LD Expert, a nationwide company that brings the best academic tutoring and dyslexia intervention to schools and families through virtual instruction. Favorite Restaurant: Jets Pizza Favorite Landmark: Marriage Island Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Cascarones

Best Day Trips Near San Antonio: Fun with the Kids in Marble Falls

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Buckle up, fellow parents! If you’ve ever wanted to get out of town for the day, but weren't sure where to go that would be accommodating to kids, you’re in luck. Just a stone's...

Building Executive Functioning Skills in Your Child: A Fun and Simple Guide for Moms

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As moms, we're always on a mission to help our kids grow and succeed. One area that's absolutely key to their success is executive functioning skills – you know, those fancy skills that help...

The Best Questions for Parent-Teacher Coneferences

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Welcome to one of my favorite times of the year: the season of Parent-Teacher Conferences. I just love hearing the insights my kids teachers have to offer, and their perceptions about all things related...

Navigating the Wild Wilderness of Well-Meaning Parenting Hashtags

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Dear fellow moms and dads who've found themselves lost in the tangled jungle of parenting styles – Grab your machetes and join me on a quest for sanity! It's a wild world out here in...

A San Antonio Mom’s Deep Dive into RootEd: A Grassroots Organization Promoting Neighborhood Public...

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There are a LOT of anecdotes out there about public schools. Some good, some not so good. As a former teacher and dyslexia therapist, and current educational advocate, I completely understand the frustration that...

You and Your Family Should Book Your Next Vacation in Crete – Here’s Why

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My husband is not only extremely good-looking, he also has a sexy accent because he is from Greece. Our last name is hard to pronounce, and even harder to spell, so we often have...

A Guide to Raising Kids in San Antonio When Family Doesn’t Live Nearby

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Being a parent is hard work, and it can be even harder when you don't have family nearby to help you. As a mom who has experienced this firsthand, I know just how challenging...

Truth Bomb: Mothering Three Kids is a Lot Harder Than Mothering Two

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We are incredibly blessed to have brought our third daughter into the world last year on April 7. She is a complete delight—the most smiley baby you have ever met! "Lightbulb" and "Happy Feet"...

A Guide to Selecting a San Antonio-Area School for Your Child

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San Antonio has a LOT to offer in terms of education, and I think every mother would agree that their child's education is one of their top priorities. One of the most common requests...

New and Essential Books for Children Learning to Read

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This summer was an exciting one. It was the summer before my oldest daughter started kindergarten. As a dyslexia therapist, reading is obviously a huge passion of mine. I was so...

After School Activities or Tutoring—Which Should be a Priority?

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I think it is pretty safe to assume that most of us are thrilled that the world is back open, and our routines and lives no longer revolve around staying away from others. This...

Dyslexia Awareness Month—Dyslexia Explained

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October is Dyslexia Awareness month. As a Dyslexia Therapist, I live and breathe all things reading, spelling, and phonics related. I also spend a lot of time talking to parents about what dyslexia is,...

Making the Case to Join Your School’s PTA

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This fall was an exciting one for us! My oldest daughter started kindergarten. As a teacher myself, I knew she would thrive, but I was also worried about the big transition from a small...

20 Questions with ACM Team Member Stephanie Tsapakis

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The Alamo City Moms team is made up of all kinds of women, with all kinds of experiences and knowledge and life lived. Get to know them through our "20 Questions" series. Today, meet Stephanie:...