"Thank you for your service."  There are always a few articles floating around the Internet this time of year taking aim at the phrase "thank you for your service." Some people feel it's become a reflex, as empty as asking a...
My daughters, Eleanor and Sadie, are 10 (almost 11) and 8 years old, and Ryan and I still tuck them into bed every night. Some nights are harder than others. After a long day of lawyer work and mom...
There was a time in my life, not so long ago, when I had conversations with grown-ups on a regular basis. We would talk about grown-up things, like politics and problems with society and, often, the most recent work...

A Letter of Gratitude

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Dear Alamo City Moms Blog Readers, I am grateful, truly grateful. When Lindsay and I launched Alamo City Moms Blog 15 months ago, we had this little dream of building a community right here in San Antonio. We thought this project of...
This all started on my birthday, back in August. Every year I ask for the same cake (original-style DQ ice cream cake), and almost every year I don't get it, and I get little upset ("little" is subjective!). This year...
When it comes to Frozen character alliances, I've always been Team Anna. We're both plucky younger sisters who are hungry for love and are running some gray at the hairline. It's not that I actively dislike Elsa. In fact, I kinda...
Bullying. Getting bullied. Speaking your mind. Thinking before you speak. Standing up to peer pressure. Not saying “butt” so much. Using good manners. Respecting yourself. Respecting others. Having patience. Practicing empathy. All parts of my running list of “Big Important Things” I want to teach my children now and in...
I haven’t posted in a while, and I have a lot to tell you. At the risk of exposing myself to be a total nerd, I’m letting you in on a few of my latest Survival Secrets--just a few little...
It's no secret that I love reading and writing.  As you may have guessed, this blog is my creative outlet for these passions that I have determined (accurately or not) will unlikely pay my bills and provide health insurance...
Confession: I was a mean girl. At the time I didn't think of myself as mean. I just wanted to be liked, and not made fun of, and fit in with the other kids. So when I decided that my...
Should you let your child decorate his own room if he’s four and a half years old? I don’t know. Do I let my four and a half year old son decorate his own room? Yes. Are there more...
I was 11 years old at the time, a transplant from the cushioned world of private school to the much bigger and much more diverse halls of Hobby Middle School. It was a tough adjustment, going from being the...
I'm on a constant mission to eradicate Mom Guilt from my life.  Which I don't think can ever REALLY happen, because if I didn't have some level of guilt, it probably would mean I didn't care at all, right? ...
Motherhood comes with a host of choices to make about what is best for you, your family, and your child.  We at Alamo City Moms Blog have a variety of moms who want to embrace these choices instead of feeling...

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Join the San Antonio Zoo for Once Upon a Tail, Kids Zoo Ball on Friday, March 22. This kid-friendly gala will be filled with...

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