’Tis the season for shopping, and no I don’t mean Black Friday, or back-to-school clothes. It’s time to shop for schools.  First, I must admit, this entire phenomenon is a bit bizarre to me. When I was a child, we...
One time I was doing laundry while my girls were watching TV. I was busy separating colors when something suddenly caught my attention. I stepped out of the laundry room to see what they where watching. It was Barbie Dreamhouse, so...
After what was maybe the worst November and December of my work life from a mental health standpoint, I could not wait for the office to close for the holidays. Even though I was working remotely most of the...
Dear Daughter, I am still in awe that you have made your first trip around the sun. Happiest of birthdays to you! I know you have no idea what this day means—or even what a birthday is—but just know...
Doom scrolling is real – at least for me. I am an avid news hound, reading multiple sites and platforms a day on all things current events. Given the pandemic, all things have been coronavirus-centric since last Spring. That...
I was chatting with a local mom when something she said stopped me in my tracks. “The number one risk factor of a young person developing a drug and alcohol issue is early exposure.” And that exposure starts inside the...

My Top Fails in 2020

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The start of a new year brings a breath of fresh air and rejuvenated feelings for what we can accomplish in the coming months. It’s no secret that most of the world has been looking forward to this year,...
  As a Helotes native, twice removed and back forever, I have grown quite fond of our revival and eclectic charm that once was. The traffic grows and the people crowd but Old Town Helotes continues to feel like home. Just...
We’re thrilled to share our annual Guide to Spring Break Camps. Alamo City Moms has partnered with a variety of local businesses to provide you this list of area camps being offered during the school break week of March...
Oh, Valentine’s Day. You either love it or hate it, but you can’t help but admit that it is a little fun to have a dedicated day to remind those closest to you how much you love them.  Sure, you’ll...

10 Non-Candy Valentines

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I'm mostly excited. Admittedly, a small part of me dreads how the day of love invites large quantities of candy that I hate. At least Halloween grants the occasional Twix or Peppermint...
Watching your own children raise children of their own may be one of the greatest highlights of motherhood. And yet, sometimes the delicate relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law can put a damper on the magic of becoming a...
San Antonio is a wonderful city to explore museums, musical performances, and theatre. As the pandemic has continued, it has made it more difficult to attend such venues and events. But never fear, there is culture and art all...
My name is Kristin and I hate Valentine's Day (hi, Kristin). Before you write me off as a bitter divorcee, know that my hatred of V-Day started way back in elementary school when we brought our decorated shoe boxes to...

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Summer Camps in San Antonio

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It’s time to plan for summer! Whether you're looking for a camp for your budding artist, a camp for your outdoor-loving, always-on-the-go kiddo, or...