Dear ACM: A Playdate Mess

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        Dear ACM, How do you handle your kid’s friends having different rules regarding playrooms and toys? My son’s friends come over and absolutely tear apart his playroom. I’ve reminded them of the rules before they begin playing, during play, and...
I remember lying in the ultrasound room at my OB/GYN's office when I found out I was having a daughter and feeling the rush of excitement that comes from knowing you’re about to get the opportunity to raise a...
Today I woke up knowing that it is the last day I will take my son to daycare. I have taken my kids to daycare for more than seven years between the two kids, and knowing that I will...
We just returned from a week-long trip to Colorado with my two teens, ages 15 and 13. Teenage-hood has been looming largely in our home for a few years, and every time we travel with our kids, I’m reminded...
The first weekend of June was a historic one in the United Kingdom: people came together to drink tea and eat sandwiches in the streets, they waved flags and marveled at spectacular flyovers, mixed gin and tonics, and listened...
There are a lot of school districts in San Antonio, and each school district calendar is a little different. Many of these school calendars will continue to change as plans evolve for the 2022–2023 school year. Please check the...
This post is brought to you by South Texas Blood & Tissue. July is Cord Blood Awareness Month, but many moms and expecting moms may not know what “cord blood” means. But for Valentina DeLeon’s family, umbilical cord blood means...
Looking for ways to stay cool and entertained this summer? There’s a lot to enjoy, so don’t miss the hot summer fun in San Antonio. Enjoy the great exhibitions and new activities offered by our local museums and attractions....
Do you ever struggle to come up with a fun date idea? My husband and I love food, but going to dinner just gets old because it feels like our go-to date night idea. Well, for Father's Day this...
In a couple of weeks, we will be boarding a plane for our first time flying as a family of five. I am no stranger to traveling with my children, and I can even boast of experience with LONG...
My daughter just finished her freshman year and—full disclosure—this time last year I was a nervous wreck about sending her to high school. Oddly enough, I had the same exact concerns and apprehensions about sending her to high school...
When my girls were little and they were having a meltdown, well-meaning people would say, “Just wait,” with a raised eyebrow and that inflection in their voice, implying my little person had little problems. But just wait until they...

Favorite Things 2022

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Our Favorite Things Party is a highlight of being on the ACM team—think Oprah, but all local, small, San Antonio businesses! Hotel Estancia del Norte hosted a fabulous event, complete with Don Strange specialty foods, a beautiful space to...
Summer is for a lot of things but we think that the best parts of summer are the playing and the learning that comes through that play. Be it a new skill tried at camp, a new book read...

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¿Qué Pasa San Antonio? is a weekly update on family friendly and focused events in the Greater San Antonio area, including Boerne, New Braunfels,...