A Mom’s Spa Day

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There is nothing I like better than a day at the spa. Opportunities for a little me time are few and far between. My mother-in-law usually gives me a gift certificate for spa services so I know I can...
In the early days and weeks after having a new baby, there are lots of warnings about postpartum depression. Online quizzes, concerned inquiries from your OB-GYN, and lots and lots of internet articles. Noticeably missing from that lineup is...
Nearly a year ago, a friend sent me the link to a 21-day meditation course. It was free, easily accessible via an app on my phone, and not very time consuming, so I signed up. I’ve always enjoyed the...
Alamo City Moms Blog is happy to partner with Baptist Emergency Hospital to share information about their services with our readers. This is a sponsored post.     A medical emergency is one of a parent's worst fears. We do our...

I Clean for My Sanity

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The outside pressures that moms feel they need to answer to seem to come in opposites. We internalize what other people see as valuable and then we weigh that against what we think is right for us. That ends...
Imagine you’re staring your biggest, scariest nightmare right in the face. You know you feel like crying, you might even get angry, and you definitely don’t want to feel it. Your body reacts with chills, sweats, and tremors. You’re...
I have had many frustrations in the dressing room trying to find jeans that are flattering and comfortable and fit my lower body, which may require three different sizes, depending on the store. Watching my daughter experience the same...
Alamo City Moms Blog is partnering with Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care to share this information with our readers. This is a sponsored post by Alicia Tezel, MD, FAAP. As a mom of four, I am intimately familiar with “throw-up.” In...

Sticking to a Healthy Lifestyle

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I am a regular mom. I am not a doctor. I am not a personal trainer. I am not even naturally thin or athletic. But I do know a few things about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I have spent...

It’s Just a Virus

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Disclaimer: The following blog post is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or a qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition....
"Oh, honey, that stress will kill you." This is what the emergency room nurse said to me while completing my intake. It is not hard to see that the past two years have increased my stress level: Working for...

When Joy Is Not a Choice

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For almost four weeks now, my Facebook feed has been filled with friends reflecting on their hopes for the year to come. Some hope to be more present with their families and enjoy the little moments. Most posts are...
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...

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Little Free Libraries: A Great Resource During Trying Times

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I’m a lover of libraries in all sizes and categories. Academic libraries put me in awe of all the specialized materials they house in...