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 two daughters - Nikoletta (2017) and Eleni (2019). 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, dyslexia therapist, and school principal. She is also the CEO and Founder of The LD Expert, a nationwide company that brings the best tutoring and dyslexia intervention to schools and families through virtual instruction. Favorite Restaurant: Jets Pizza Favorite Landmark: Marriage Island Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Cascarones

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:...

Where to “Gogh” for Your Next Date Night

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Do you ever struggle to come up with a fun date idea? My husband and I love food, but going to dinner just gets old because it feels like our go-to date night idea....

Travel Tips for Flying with Children

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In a couple of weeks, we will be boarding a plane for our first time flying as a family of five. I am no stranger to traveling with my children, and I can even...

Simple Solution to Better Sleep for the Whole Family—Sleepout Curtain Review

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This post is brought to you by Sleepout, Inc. but the review/opinions are that of our ACM team member. Sleep—it's so important and yet it can be so elusive! Moms need it, babies need it,...

All About Swimming Lessons in San Antonio

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Summer is officially right around the corner, but the temperatures in San Antonio say it is already here. One of the most popular ways to beat the heat is to head to the pool...

Mother’s Day How-To for Dads

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Hi, dads of the world, how's it going? Just throwing this out there... Mother's Day is coming up. I know it is probably not on your radar yet, but that's what I am here...

My Next Get-Away: Methodist Postpartum Wing

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My bag is packed, I am 37 weeks tomorrow, and I am really hoping for some encouraging news the next time my OB examines my cervix. I am done, mamas. This is baby #3,...

Eight Reasons to Love Living in Stone Oak

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Nearly 10 years ago, my now-husband and I decided to move to San Antonio without ever having visited Texas. Our situation was unique in that we had to go wherever he found a job...

Opinion: Kidney Stones are Worse than Labor

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Childbirth is painful. Breathing through those contractions is not always easy, and there was definitely a point when I looked at my husband and said something along the lines of, "I have never felt...

Are Party Favors a Necessity or a Nuisance?

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We attended a birthday party last weekend, and I cringed as the contents of the piñata fell to the ground and my child scrambled to collect all kinds of sugary prizes I rarely allow...

A Mom’s New Year’s Resolution: Expecting Less of Ourselves

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"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind?" The opening lyrics of the iconic New Year's song got me thinking... Should we leave the past in the past and never think about it?...

Playground Politics: Social Skills for Elementary School

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Has your child ever come home with tears in their eyes and a story about a complicated situation that took place on the playground? Have you ever wondered what on earth is the best...