“I don’t WANT Playdough;” “I don’t WANT breakfast,” my three-year-old asserts, using every cell in her body to stand her ground. The waitress, distracted with other customers, misses our ‘We’re ready to order’ eye contact, and Ilana kneels and...

One of those days…

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It's been one of those days. One of those days that only a parent can experience.  One of those days that makes me re-think my pressing want for baby #4 (a very tough thing to make me 2nd guess)! Nothing...

Breaking My Pre-Mommy Rules

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Remember those days when you would sleep until 9am on Saturday?  When your meals with your husband consisted of actual conversation instead of making sure sippy cups weren’t being hurled at your head?  Or when a co-worker stopped by...

6 Ways To Simplify Your Life

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Simplify? With three kids and two working parents… should I even try? It has become an increasing priority to keep things simple.  Chaos, useless junk and disorder seem to stress me out more as I age, probably because it takes away from...

You Don’t Look Like Me

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I’ll never forget my first cheer camp. We spent the night away from home for two nights and spent our days learning stunts, chants, and tumbling. Yes siree, life was good. Until it wasn’t. The camp ended with the requisite exhibition...
In honor of National Grandparents Day, one of ACMB's own grandmothers, Janet Boswell (Brooke's mom and "Honey" to her kids), is guest posting for us today.  Happy National Grandparents Day to all of those special grandparents in our lives! Just...

Some Mama Appreciation

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As I’m writing this, I am diligently preparing for an upcoming 2 week trial, knowing I have more trials set in the weeks immediately following. The last time I had a slew of trials back to back like this,...
My husband and I are at an impasse.  It’s a conversation that we have on a weekly, sometimes daily basis.  Do we have a third or do we stick with two...kids, that is? I always thought I would be happy...
There I am, driving up 281, when I see the red glowing circle in the distance.  It's like a beacon in the night... yet it’s only ten o’clock in the morning.   At first, it blends in with all...
Unless you have been living in Siberia for the last week, I’m sure you know all about the royal birth. With all of this royal fever in the air, coupled with the fact that with my three year old...
My step-kids are in elementary school and well past the afternoon nap age.  It’s a welcome break to get stuff done around the house when they are occupying themselves with their electronics. Dude got the newest iPod Touch last Christmas and...
“There is really no better indicator you’re a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor...
We love this first contributor series because y'all will get a glimpse into the lives of our team. The only thing we asked our ACMB Moms is to answer this question: "Tell us what you carry around town in...
July 8th has finally arrived and it feels a little like Christmas morning around here.  While it seems like a decade to us, it was only just two short months ago that the concept of Alamo City Moms Blog...

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A Love Letter to The DoSeum

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This post is brought to you by The DoSeum. I have raised my three boys from infancy in the hallways of The DoSeum, and so...

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