Between work conferences, volunteer board meetings, and distance learning, I am simply and unapologetically done with looking at anyone over a computer screen. At first, when it seemed as though everyone and every group was hosting happy hours online, I...
As we continue this week with our virtual Love Fest, we move on to our next three team members that we think are pretty spiffy. Their contributions, styles of writing and experiences on motherhood are quite different from one...
My favorite thing about fall is finally getting to wear jeans again. Jeans are my favorite item of clothing. It seems like every four to eight years, the fashion gods tell us that a new style is in. Remember...
As a previous elementary and middle school principal, I can tell you first-hand just how hard your children’s teachers work to make sure that all children that enter their classrooms are not just given a quality education experience, but...
It’s 2020. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, social distancing has become something we accept, because at least it’s some sort of human interaction and if you’re friends are anything like mine, EVERYONE is pregnant. Between now...
Dear 2020 Moms, Do not give up.  I know it’s been a tough six months.  We’ve obviously been living in a time warp that made each month 500 days long, and now the school year is about to begin. You’ve been...

A River and a Harbor

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Within days, my perspective on immigration was changed with a visit from a river to a harbor. About this time last year, I flew to New York City with my mom and my four-year-old to babysit my nephew for a week....
We both knew it could happen, but we hoped that it wouldn’t.  We had talked about it and tried to imagine plans for different scenarios. My husband had been placed on furlough already, people at his company were getting laid off...
When I hear the phrase “back to school”, I think of crowded aisles filled to the brim with shiny new supplies--the endless options of crayons, colored pencils, regular pencils, and pens that will never fit inside those sequin-swathed pencil...
Please be sure to note, this post applies to Bexar County voters only. If you are registered to vote in a different county, please check with that local election administrator for the most updated rules and procedures. I've been a...
The Alamo City Moms Blog Team is growing! We currently have over 30 incredible women on our team, and we are now looking to add diverse, local event team members who are passionate about our city and interested in helping ACMB...
Spinderella, cut it up one time. Let's talk about (Texas) Sex (Ed), baby You may or may not remember what if anything you were taught in school about sex. I’m not talking about what we learned from friends or scribbles...
November third has come and gone. Yet things are still kind of, as we say in the South, a hot mess. Certainly no one thought Election Day would be a miraculous healing for our country's ailments, but I think...
These days are full of work, running my kids around, and cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. Sound familiar? Ever feel like escaping the mundane? Ever want reassurance that you're not a bad mom? Ever feel mad at yourself for mentally...

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Alamo City-Area Library Summer Reading Programs

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Summer is upon us, and the name of the game is, "Keep the Kids Occupied." Many schools send home summer reading tasks but reading...