Remember those days of dressing up the family in (temperature inappropriate) outfits, consisting of coordinating shades of orange and brown corduroy and flannel, then carefully planning around nap times and feedings to visit the local pumpkin patch in the...
Tween years can be a construction zone with the need for reduced speed, maneuvering cones, twists, turns, and bumpy roads. Sometimes the lane narrows and you have take things one at a time. My first tween, my son, was...
My sixteen year old son had just scheduled his driving test to get that powerful milestone of teenagers everywhere: his license. He had just gotten hired at his first job and worked one week. He had been enjoying his...
The costumes, the huge stadiums, the intimate songwriting sessions, the adorable cats....There are a lot of exciting reasons to watch the new documentary on Netflix that followed Taylor Swift through her last two tumultuous albums and world tours. (Major...

Is Your Teen MediaWise?

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We are 10 months away from what will certainly be a contentious election, and candidates are spending millions of dollars every week to catch our attention and tempt us to engage on social media. Many people find themselves reading...
Children today are suffering mentally more than any generation before them, with one in five experiencing anxiety or depression at some level. Their ability to cope with conflict, overcome struggles, and face trauma and adversity has been crippled by...
The current trend is colorful hair. Hues of blue, green, purple, and so many others appear on heads all around us. Go to the grocery store or your local coffee shop and you will see various colors. From the...
Are you "woke"? I wish I were, but my teenager certainly doesn’t think so. Most of the time I’m trying to keep up with what he and his friends are talking about, listening to, or interested in. Sometimes I...
Remember that intoxicating scent of your infant’s head when they were first born? How about that blissful scent of a toddler fresh from the bath, all rubbed down with lotion and squeaky clean? Well, believe it or not, the...
Alamo City Moms is happy to partner with CAST Schools. This is a sponsored post.   Connecting students to international travel opportunities, industry mentors, paid internships, industry certifications, and real-world problem solving, CAST Schools are reinventing the high school model...
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...

The Talk

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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

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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...

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Expert Q+A: Dr. Lauren Sadovsky of Cevey Pediatrics

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Dr. Lauren Sadovsky is a General Pediatrician with Cevey Pediatrics who cares for children from birth until they graduate from high school, treating anything...