Tackling your holiday shopping with twinkling lights, music and fun, perhaps even with a drink in hand? Yes, please! If you want to actually enjoy your shopping excursions and land unique gifts this year, add shopping holiday events to...
Keeping secrets isn't any fun—unless the secret has to do with our Favorite Things 2019! We've been working since August to curate a truly special group of favorites—and (almost*) every single one of them is made in or from...
You’re sipping a morning coffee and asking yourself, Should I grab the kids and go somewhere today? Or should we stay in? Our family usually answers, “Go somewhere!” San Antonio has tons of fun things for families to do....
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With the holidays in our line of sight and the endless list of things to do on our brains, it’s not uncommon to overlook a few details now and then. My great aunt used to say the guests “will...
November 3, 2020: this is a date you need to cement into your brain. This is the date of the 2020 presidential election.  I am sure you are reading this and thinking, Ugh! Another article about politics. I am sick...
From the time a toddler can hold a Crayon or sit still long enough to dip his chubby little hand in finger paint, kids are making art. Lots of art. Some of it is truly wonderful, and—if we’ll allow...
My kids potty-trained fairly easily. We don't have horror stories of poop-smeared walls or puddles on the floor. Of course, we had our share of emergency outfit changes (or three) and "MOM! I have to potty!" just as we...
Alamo City Moms is excited to partner with Alamo Plastic Surgery to bring readers information on cosmetic surgery options. This is a sponsored post. To be truthful, in my 20s I thought cosmetic surgery existed only for very vain...
"Leisure shopping" is a thing of my past. In my current, stay-at-home-mom situation, online shopping has saved me too many times to count. I've purchased furniture to underwear to gifts on Amazon. A few items stand out above the rest...
Growing up, becoming a lunch lady wasn’t one of my life goals. Not that I have anything against lunch ladies, lunch men, or anyone who dedicates themselves to school food service. Honestly, anyone who chooses a career in any...
The holiday draft has begun, where everyone in our family is pulling out their best moves trying to get first pick and score the most amount of time spent with us. And I’m not talking just two, typical nuclear...

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My husband likes to tell a story of when he was a child and his mom bought him lady shoes. Just like my four boys, as a kid he spent most days outside, tearing it up in the streets: riding...
These days are full of work, running my kids around, and cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. Sound familiar? Ever feel like escaping the mundane? Ever want reassurance that you're not a bad mom? Ever feel mad at yourself for mentally...
I have a very close relationship with both of my children. Their dad always tells me, “It is obvious that our children adore you.” Despite this realization, I cannot help but feel some deficiency as a mother.  I’m not an...

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Tackling your holiday shopping with twinkling lights, music and fun, perhaps even with a drink in hand? Yes, please! If you want to actually...