Of course there now exists The Mensch on a Bench.   And of course I bought one. In a moment of parenting desperation, my husband and I discussed using an Elf on the Shelf this year as a bribery tool to discourage...
I live for the magic of Christmas. In fact, I still believe in Santa. No, seriously...I'm a 32-year-old mother of two, and I still believe. Full disclosure: I honestly did believe in Santa until I was well into my...
My best friend from college recently sent me a great piece from BuzzFeed detailing why your friends from college are destined to be your friends for life. What it boils down to, I guess, is that the blackmail potential...
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...
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...
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...

An Open Love Note to my Car

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Dear Chocolate Thunder, As you know, life around here is pretty busy these days. I feel like every time we load you up it's a stressful whirlwind of missing shoes and forgotten sippy cups and grouchy demands for snacks (mostly...

Our Adoption Journey

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November is Adoption Awareness Month. Adoption is an enormously important part of my family’s life. As I thought about writing on the topic this month, I asked many friends and family what they wanted to know about adoption. Most...
"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...

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Take a Bite Out of Summer: Dinosaur Fun in San Antonio

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Roar, stomp, and chomp your way through summer — thanks to all the dinosaur-themed fun going on in San Antonio in 2024! Junior paleontologists...

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