We moms know how quickly our kids grow and therefore also grow out of clothes. Same thing with toys. That "I HAVE TO HAVE IT!" toy eventually becomes "too babyish." Unless you are saving them for hand-me-downs or keepsake...
A month. It’s been a month since I’ve known what I planned to write as my first post of 2020 for Alamo City Moms. Now after spending countless hours ruminating about this article, I’m not sure if I can put...
Dear Daughter, As we quickly approach another birthday of yours, I want to explain that there is no reason to be alarmed if you find me sitting on the couch, shedding a few tears on the cover of your baby...
Dear grandparents,  We, the parents, adore it when you love on our children through quality time and gifts. We know how fun it is to be "Santa," during the holidays or on birthdays, or even on weekend sleepovers.  We have some...
As a little girl I remember Christmas always being a day I greatly looked forward to. I would spend days upon days dreaming up the greatest gifts to fill my Christmas wish list. I scoured magazines and intently watched...
When friends ask how things are going, I often reply, “Busy but good.” The truth is, though, I hate being busy. Back when I had only one tiny human in my life, I started reading a lot of minimalist...
One of my favorite things about living in San Antonio is the endless number of things to do and places to see. Never is this more true than during the holiday season. I’m big on traditions, so my family...
As mothers, we all want the best for our kids. With the holidays soon approaching, many of us will focus on picking the perfect gifts for our kids, family members, coworkers, teachers, neighbors...you get the picture. Gift-giving can get...
In this age of texting, DM-ing, and whatever other methods there are of sending a message to someone I probably don’t know about, talking on the phone has fallen by the wayside. I grew up in the 1980s and...
I’ve recently realized something about friendship. Grownup, mom-friend, real-life friendship isn't always about seeing each other and spending time together or doing enjoyable things together. That sounds ridiculous. That sounds like the exact opposite of what friendship is. But it’s true. As...
I recently read a post that said manners shouldn’t be forced on children, as in, "Don’t force your kids to mutter 'please' and 'thank you'; instead, instill in them true gratitude." While I’m all for teaching children to be...
The first day I met the three children who would later become my step-children, the signs were there. As their father stood outside at the gas pump, I made small talk with the three little strangers who sat, wide-eyed in...
Hey, there. Before I get rolling on this post, I want to acknowledge the following: You should find a comfortable place to sit to read this, with a comforting beverage. We’ve all been taught different things about our bodies...
I’ve written before about the importance of seeking intentional solitude as a part of self care for mothers, but a weekend away is a rarity for most of us. In my day-to-day life, solitude usually happens in the car...

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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...