Fidget toys are fun for everyone, and for children with special needs they can be part of an effective learning strategy. As you may remember, my son, F.T., is on the autism spectrum, and we have lots of fidget...
This month, my daughter is finishing the sixth grade—her first year of middle school. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn't scared out of my mind before this school year started. You’ve surely heard all of the...
ACMB is happy to partner with Yummy Organics to share information with our readers. This is a sponsored post.   Your baby’s nutrition started in the womb with your bountiful diet of fruits and vegetables. Now it’s time to move...
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!" at me (at least until...

The Talk

The Talk. Yes, that talk. No matter what you call it—explaining the facts of life (no, not the '80s TV show), the birds and the bees, the matter of things, how babies are made, your marital duty, and any number of...

How to Talk to Teenagers

I have an exceptionally sweet and responsible 14-year-old son. Thankfully, I don’t have to nag him and use my "mommy voice" frequently. Unfortunately, he uses his teenage voice almost as infrequently as I use my mommy voice. My 12-year-old...
It’s almost spring, and in addition to the pollen, love is in the air. As mountain laurels beckon, some kids are nose-deep in Snapchatting their affection.   I admit to cringing inside when my sixth-grade daughter asked if it was...
Our brains have a lovely way of blocking out the most difficult parts of pregnancy, childbirth, and/or the terrible twos. It's funny how easy it is to look back at the past with rose-colored glasses.   With six years between my...
"Cross your legs." "Don't raise your voice." "Behave like a lady." We tend to teach young ladies that proper etiquette requires that they not take up more space, attention, or energy than others around them. Are we effectively telling girls to be...

Breastfriends, Assemble!

In my previous post, I outlined the benefits for babies who receive breast milk as much as possible. Today I want to talk about breastfeeding in how it relates to us mamas. Thinking about breastfeeding but feel unsure? Need some...

A Fortnite Primer

These actual words might have been said in my house recently: “I dropped in outside of Greasy and popped a chest…the loot was good. There were bogies fighting over by the Durr Burger that I waited out... Then I...
October is National Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness Month. If you don't know what Sensory Processing Disorder (or SPD) is, don't feel bad. I didn't either when my pediatrician first mentioned it. According to my best friend and most trusted advisor WebMD, sensory...

Twelve-and-a-Half

In six short months, you will step across the threshold from childhood to young adulthood. I will, no doubt, shed some tears over that crossing. But I’m not in a hurry. Until then, you are still 12 1/2 years...
Alamo City Moms Blog is partnering with Texas WIC to bring you information about their web site, breastmilkcounts.com, and additional resources to help moms along their breastfeeding journey.  Preparing yourself for all the things you need after you have...

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I’ve been a San Antonio resident for more than 20 years and a Southside resident for a decade. Growing up on the Northwest side,...