Our household has hit a big milestone: My daughter recently turned two years old. Yes, we are still alive. However, pretty much anyone who asks my daughter's age immediately gives their head that all-knowing shake and says, "oh...the terrible twos," with...
In motherhood, we form bonds that are unique to this stage in life and unlike those previously made. This common thread of motherhood connects us to the women surrounding us, and friendships take on a whole new meaning. Perhaps...
Most of the time, parenting a child with special needs is similar to parenting a neuro-typical child. We have peaks and valleys, but I’ve noticed they are often higher and sometimes lower than those of my child’s peers. I...
Like any good Texas girl, I was obsessed with horses and my red Roper cowboy boots when I was growing up. I didn’t realize “cowgirl” was probably not a realistic career option for a city girl like me until...
When parents think of their teen’s phone use, they often imagine hitching a ride with Uber, ordering a pizza on Grubhub, or making videos on social media. But smartphones, social media, and convenience apps have made access to illegal...
As a lactation consultant, childbirth educator and doula, I rarely discussed how long I breastfed. Students and clients knew I’d passed American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization initial recommendations. Both recommend exclusive breastfeeding the first...
My teen hurt my feelings this week...again. Kids do that all of the time, and the grownup thing to do is to let it slide, right?! But she lied to me...again. WHY?! I went into my child’s closet to grab...
When we say we're here for all moms—we mean it. We don't, in the slightest, just mean 'perfect' moms, in ideal marriages, with sparkly lives. We mean the moms who get STDs from their partners, who feel incomplete without...
“Do not try. Do.”—Yoda It started when she was about three years old. Our beautiful girl had trouble with words. I didn’t catch it as soon as my husband did because I stayed home with her all day, and she...
Hoy me levanté sabiendo que es el último día en que llevaré a mi hijo a la guardería, una escuela que lo ha visto crecer desde que era un bebé de 11 semanas de nacido y a donde he...

Dear Mom of a NICU Preemie

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Dear Mom of a NICU Preemie, I don’t know you, and you don’t know me. I don’t know why your baby came into this world prematurely—whether it was due to pre-term labor, preeclampsia, multiple births, placental abruption, etc.—but I’ve been...
I remember when I was trying to potty train my oldest son. That child had the ability to turn our playroom into a poop crime scene of Law and Order: SVU levels. I was pregnant with the triplets at the...
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...
Alamo City Moms Blog is excited to have Brighton Center as a partner and bring you information on their wonderful resources, classes, and fundraisers for children with special needs. Parents of a child with special needs will do anything they can to...

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¿Qué Pasa San Antonio? is a weekly update on family friendly and focused events in the Greater San Antonio area, including Boerne, New Braunfels,...