Before I had children, I was obsessed with my dogs.  I swore I would never become that person who let her beloved pets fall to the bottom of the family totem pole just because she had procreated.  Although children command...
The holidays are here!  You’re ordering pumpkin spice everything and those cinnamon-y pine cones are popping up everywhere!  (Yes, cinnamon-y is a word.)  I savor every single *drop* of Christmas, because before you know it, the holidays are over, and...
The preparation, the traditions, the squeals of joy and quiet moments of thanks - we lock those feelings and memories away in our hearts every year during the holiday season. Capturing those memories with the camera helps us relive...
One of the questions I get the most about being adopted is, "When did your parents tell you that you were adopted?" The answer is, I'm so thankful to report, "I've always known!" Being adopted was just a part...
Almost five years have passed since I became a mother to my daughter, Harper. Four-and-a-half years of parenting hardly makes me an expert, but I can’t help but shake my head at all the things I didn't know when...

My Issues with Instagram

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I'm going to start out by saying that my husband thinks that I'm a bit of a gossip. I don't think I'm a gossip, per se, but I do love knowing what's going on. I read the Sunday paper...
Ugh, not again.  Yep, there it is.  Did you catch Matt Walsh's recent post on stay-at-home moms that has blown up in the social media world?  As a mother (and one that left a traditional career when motherhood came calling),...
From one mom to another, here are some things to think about and how we can support each other on this journey of motherhood! Let Go Of Competitiveness As women and mothers, the competitive nature we intrinsically have with one another can...
“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...

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Your Guide to the Best Holiday Light Displays in San Antonio...

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If ever there was a year that needed a bit of extra sparkle, 2020 is it. The glow and twinkle of holiday lights seems...