It’s interesting how much of our kids’ lives are bookmarked by the stages of school. With my youngest heading to middle school, I’m mindful that our elementary years are over. (Yay for no more shoebox projects; boo for no...
Dear teachers, As a mom to a gaggle of kids, I'm a little consumed this time of year. I've spent hours at the store going over different school supplies lists and checking off stuff as I throw it in my...
We have partnered with HEB to bring relevant and important information to ACM readers through this sponsored post. The first few days of school can be overwhelming and intimidating, even for returning students. While enjoying lazy days and loose schedules...
It's back to school time and things seem more expensive than ever. If you're staring at school supply lists wondering where to find that semi-hex graphite drawing pencil, a rainbow of poly folders and enough glue sticks to stretch...
Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again! Back-to-school season is one of my favorite times of year. Aisles of every store in town are bursting with pencils, erasers, and stickers, and everyone is eager to get...
A rush of hot, humid wind seemed to lift and escape past me as I shut the back door of our van. In one hand I clutched a small trash bag and in the other a stack of fast...

Lunches During Virtual School

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As a mom who is always nutrition conscious first, I’m counting my blessings with being able to ensure my kids are eating great during their school day–at least while they are still home and in virtual school for the...
State and local protocols to begin the 2020-21 school year with distance learning is a reality for most, if not all, families of school-aged children. This necessary method of virtual instruction may be particularly difficult for students with special...
When I hear the phrase “back to school”, I think of crowded aisles filled to the brim with shiny new supplies--the endless options of crayons, colored pencils, regular pencils, and pens that will never fit inside those sequin-swathed pencil...
Ready or not, the start of the 2020-2021 school year approaches quickly, and for many of us that means a return to distance learning. The COVID-19 pandemic brought us a school year none of us expected, and understandably our...
The month of August in Texas brings two things, blazing heat and the first day of the school year. My daughter seemingly forgot how to eat lunch at school last year. She dutifully threw out nearly every day...
It's almost here. The day I've been dreading for the past eight years is almost here. My baby is about to start kindergarten, and I'm going to be an empty nester. OK, the nest won't be completely empty, but...
As parents, we work hard to get our kids pumped up for back-to-school season. The first day comes, and we rejoice. But after the first few weeks, the excitement wears off and the challenges begin. It's normal. So how...
I want to preface this article by disclosing that my child has been to six preschools. Yes, six. Being that my daughter just turned three, I realize she’s averaging two schools per year. However, before you judge me, let...

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Join the San Antonio Zoo for Once Upon a Tail, Kids Zoo Ball on Friday, March 22. This kid-friendly gala will be filled with...

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