My mother-in-law once told me a story of a mom who was at a breaking point and needed a few moments to herself. It was the 1950s, and she was raising eight kids on the South Side of Chicago...
The whole “it’s not you, it’s me” is annoying. As women, mothers, and spouses, we're used to the idea of doing anything we can to avoid hurting others' feelings (which, in general, is a pretty good way to think)....
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...
Hey mama, slow down—and consider reading a book! If you’re like me, you long to read for leisure. Maybe you daydream about creating or joining a book club, screenshot the latest “must read” on your Instagram feed to save...
I am a generally positive person, a “glass half-full” kind of gal, so when I heard that September 13 is Positive Thinking Day, I knew this was a topic I could write easily about. I am part of a wonderful...
A few weeks ago, I ran into a friend at Sam’s Club whom I hadn’t seen in more than four years, when my first baby was born. When I saw her, I happily approached her to say hi, and...
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...
“You’re such a great mom!” A compliment, one that I crave the most, slid into my direct messages after I shared a clip of my daughter and I making slime together. “I always wished for a mom like you,”...
I was skinny for all of my early life. In fact, people often called me “Skinny Jenny,” and I absolutely hated it. And, despite eating cake frosting by the tubs-full for breakfast in college, I (inexplicably) remained thin. Then,...
I have a lot of kids. They absolutely push me to my limit some days. A few months ago I experienced a series of days that felt like a deep, dark pit. My patience was gone; I was sleep-deprived;...
Earlier this year I stumbled upon an article in Literary Mama so engrossing that it provoked a strange theory I’m still contemplating. The article, written by author Beth Winegarner, is titled "Birth Meridian" and dives into the author's curious obsession...
Reality check: we’re halfway through the summer. Phew! And by this point we’re all tired of answering the infamous “can I have another snack?” question. Seriously, though, how do these tiny humans eat. so. darn. much? While I can’t...
When I was around 13, my mother went on a mini-vacation without us. At the time, I recalled that being the first time she had ever done something like that for herself. I could not believe she had waited...
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Alamo City Moms is happy to partner with the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures to promote the 2020 Asian Festival.  This is a sponsored...