A few months ago, I read a blog post on one of our sister sites about marriage to someone who's been married before. In it, the author lamented her status as a second wife because she worried whether “being...
I was deeply angry at you, the first one. You, who had joined us on double dates along with your own husband. You, who knew I had just had a baby. How I truly hope that your husband doesn’t...
Ryan and I just celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary and first “Easterversary” on April 5, 2015. Our second Eastervarsary will not be until 2026, which will officially mark our 23rd wedding anniversary. So on this, our first Easterversary and 12th...
This month, I celebrated my 15-year wedding anniversary, and I know it sounds cliché, but I cannot believe we've been married that many years. Perhaps it would be better to measure the years in all the different hairstyles I've...
When I originally filed for divorce, it wasn’t something I’d planned on doing—for a number of reasons. For one, no one walks down the aisle anticipating a less-than-lifetime commitment. Secondly, although I won’t be going into the particulars of...
I’ve had multiple conversations about our society’s tendency to praise fathers for completing tasks that mothers are often expected to do without acknowledgment. This includes combing daughters’ hair, changing diapers, bathing children, attending parent-teacher conferences, and many others. It...
Alamo City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with the Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement to help you maintain relationship satisfaction after parenthood. The following is a sponsored post, written by guest blogger Dr. Melissa McVicker. So you're...
Here at ACMB, we've noticed an increasing number of readers are relatively new to San Antonio, and perhaps to Texas and its community-property system. And, the Supreme Court's recent Obergefell decision means that Alamo City moms who enter same-sex marriages will become...
Dear Husband, You can’t hide it any longer. You’re obsessed. You’re consumed. From morning until bedtime, it feels like you think of nothing else. Your wistful and glazed expression during dinner gives you away. Your absent-mindedness while giving our child a bath...

Why I Talk to My Husband

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There's some really hard stuff about marriage (that—gasp!—doesn’t involve our children) that we need to talk about, and it's not what you think. The hard stuff I’m talking about happens between the passionate love-making and the drawn-out, ego-fueled fights. The...

Ask the Sexpert: Part Two

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Today we continue our two-part “Ask the Sexpert” series with Dr. Erin Ross, a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in sex therapy at the Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement in San Antonio. In today’s post, Erin tackles...
Photo by Vanessa Velazquez Photography No matter what your marital status, the holidays can be a magical, yet pressure-filled time of year with kids—from the gathering of extended family, to the mile-long wish lists for Santa, to school activities and...
My pug Frankie had yet another near death experience this week. Frankie laughs in the face of cats with their meager nine lives. He’s enjoyed 18 and counting. This time Frankie ate a tube of intensive strength Desitin that someone...
This post was updated in January 2021, it was originally published in February 2015. With Valentine’s Day (and—ahem—the accompanying movie release of Fifty Shades of Grey) soon approaching, I think it’s safe to assume that many of us might have...

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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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