As part of Alamo City Mom's blog partnership with Brain Balance Achievement Centers- San Antonio, I had the opportunity to sit down with a mother who has first hand experience with the Brain Balance program.  This post is the...
I am not a quick decision maker.  Before making any major decisions (“major” defined by me as anything from buying a new TV to switching makeup or shampoo brands), I research product info and reviews from multiple sources for...
The best laid plans of mice and mothers often go awry.  I came to appreciate this age-old truth last summer, when I took my then two-year old daughter and newborn son to the circus. The tale I spin is soaked in hubris,...
It was one of those days.  Both kids woke up cranky, my husband was out of town, naps were too short, someone was pushed into the corner of the wall, milk was spilled at dinner, tears were shed, Mommy...
I spend time being grateful. I meditate and scroll through loved ones my family and I are fortunate to have in our lives, but it’s been ages since I have experienced real gratitude, the kind that makes you shake...

Tips for Naming Your Baby

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Having just given birth to my sixth baby, and second daughter, a month ago, picking baby names is a topic that's still fresh in my mind. I thought I'd share a few of the things that I've learned over...
The breastfeeding learning curve is steep.  A new mother must learn to read her baby's hunger cues and her body's own signals.  Both mother and baby must figure out the shared mechanics.  All of this is set against a backdrop of little sleep,...
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to take a trip to the beach with a group of good friends.  Amidst many laughs, the topic of motherhood came up and one mom said, “Those first two weeks after...
When people see my kiddo eat, they always get surprised. Why? He is not a typical preschooler with his appetite. He doesn't like fries, mashed potatoes, or macaroni.  Instead, he has a taste for foods like teriyaki and broccoli. ...
If you have a toddler son (or nephew, or grandson) you can appreciate the fact that these little mini-cavemen require a LOT of energy. Because I had a girl first, I was unable to truly grasp the vast chasm...
Follow Alamo City Moms Blog with Bloglovin I thought I had seen it all. After two babies, seventeen months apart, I thought I had seen every baby product ever made. I was confident that if I hadn’t heard about it then...
Last week Alamo City Moms Blog had the opportunity to celebrate the Grand Opening of San Antonio's Brain Balance Achievement Center. This new resource, brought here by local momtrenpreneur Amanda Petter, is part of a network of centers designed...
Looking for more about great parks in San Antonio? Check out our updated guide! The Best Parks in San Antonio Hardberger:  it's the crown jewel of the San Antonio park system.  So much to do!  Such natural beauty!  If San Antonio...
The first time I traveled with Jack was when he was six weeks old.  In my sleep deprived state of mind, I booked a ticket for the two of us to visit my family in New Orleans. I then...

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Your Guide to the Best Holiday Light Displays in San Antonio...

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If ever there was a year that needed a bit of extra sparkle, 2020 is it. The glow and twinkle of holiday lights seems...