Self. Care. They have nearly just become two, annoying, four-letter words based on how much we are told to do them. Urged to do them. Constantly bossed to do them. You see "self care" on irritating lists that include...
Hey there, friend. Are you still eating oatmeal for breakfast every day and dutifully carrying around your yoga mat for those classes and responsibly holding back that juicy bit of gossip you picked up at the moms’ group last week?  If...
Alcohol has been a part of my life in some way for as long as I can remember. My father worked in the beer industry, which brought my family to San Antonio in the early 1980s. I have great...

Mama’s Hierarchy of Needs

If there’s one thing that mamahood never is, it’s boring. OK, that’s a bit of a stretch when you’re reading the same bedtime book for the umpteenth time. But life as a mama certainly always turns on a dime....
A couple months ago, I turned 40. I celebrated this milestone by organizing and adults-only hike in my favorite national park, Big Bend. The thought of planning something just for me—when I didn’t have to think about packing water...
We are crashing into the new year at full speed at my house, how 'bout you? I realized yesterday that the dry erase board containing our "family calendar" was still showing the month of November. I was so overwhelmed...
As a yoga instructor, I am familiar with the annual complaint that keeping a regular practice through the holidays is near impossible; I myself have fallen off the mat (figuratively here, though the literal has definitely happened too) more...

Feeding a Vegetarian

Earlier this year my eight-year-old announced that he was no longer going to eat meat.   “OK. Why not?” I asked. “Because it makes me sad to eat an animal,” he replied. Well, OK then.    (And, just to give you...
Some days I feel like a badass. I’m single, working, volunteering, getting gym time in, being a “good” mom. I even have a social life—go, me! I’m totally sure I have everything covered, all wrapped in an acceptable, society-approved...
We’ve all seen them, been in them, and wanted to get out of them. I’m talking about the school pick-up line. We sit in our cars, scrolling through our phones or listening to a podcast as the air (cool...
My surprise baby came a month early. I was 34 weeks pregnant, at the beach with my husband, our three children, and my parents, when I started feeling bad. I was having mild, but regular, contractions. I was tired. I...
Alamo City Moms Blog is honored to partner with Methodist Children’s Hospital to share more about their Level IV NICU. This is a sponsored post. In a perfect world, parents wouldn’t need to trouble themselves with learning more about...
In September, we recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More than 15,000 Americans under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer annually, yet in the last 38 years less than ten drugs have been developed for use in children....
Are you pregnant? Are you looking for something that can:  Improve sleep? Reduce stress and anxiety? Increase the strength, flexibility, and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth? Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, headaches, and shortness...

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Tackling your holiday shopping with twinkling lights, music and fun, perhaps even with a drink in hand? Yes, please! If you want to actually...