On Grief and Living

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Grief is an emotion shared by every single person on the planet, transcending all cultures, languages, religions, and even time. As humans, we are all bound in commonality by the destruction grief leaves in its path. The one thing...

For the Moms Who Wait

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When I was in college, my parents added a room onto their house so they could enjoy a big dining room for family gatherings. When my dad brought home a table big enough for ten chairs, I remember my...
Remember that intoxicating scent of your infant’s head when they were first born? How about that blissful scent of a toddler fresh from the bath, all rubbed down with lotion and squeaky clean? Well, believe it or not, the...

A Lesson in Kindness

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They’re building on the lot next to my house. There’s constant noise and construction trash left behind. From drilling that begins at dawn to hammering that goes on until dusk, it's annoying. Add dirt everywhere, plus a film of...
Sometimes when times parenting gets tough, you need a little inspiration from others who are going through the same thing. Here are some thoughts from well-known San Antonio area parents to give you a little encouragement to adult today. #HusbandGoals "This...
This post was written in partnership with Football Matters. All opinions and experiences are the author's own. Here in Texas, people say that "football is king" because it has such a wide sphere of influence on entire communities. It is the...
It feels like our family life is a series of life hacks: time-saving tricks that make the impossible seem doable again. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if these life hacks stopped working. Which balls would be dropped? Which...
From September 15th to October 15th each year, Hispanics in the U.S. have 31 days to celebrate who we are: our roots, history, culture, and contributions to this country. Besides recognizing all of those outstanding citizens, Hispanic Heritage Month...
Del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre cada año, los hispanos en Estados Unidos tenemos 31 días para celebrar lo que somos: nuestras raíces, nuestra historia, nuestra cultura y nuestros aportes a este país. Además de reconocer a...
For the past couple of years, our son has mentioned wanting a cell phone. Many of his classmates (in grades 5–6) have a smartphone, so naturally, his interest continues to grow steadily. I have been staunchly against him having...
During our last conversation, we spoke in pieces of our life through the noise of our children yelping. We carried on while breaking up fights and calming tantrums. There was a moment of silence on your end, when you...
While perusing the greeting card aisles at the grocery store recently, I was struck by the small selection devoted to Grandparent's Day. Around Mother's Day and Father's Day, at least half an aisle is devoted to greeting cards showing...
Hey mama, slow down—and consider reading a book! If you’re like me, you long to read for leisure. Maybe you daydream about creating or joining a book club, screenshot the latest “must read” on your Instagram feed to save...
I am a generally positive person, a “glass half-full” kind of gal, so when I heard that September 13 is Positive Thinking Day, I knew this was a topic I could write easily about. I am part of a wonderful...

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Celebrate the Year of the Rat! The 2020 Asian Festival...

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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...