School’s out, and summer has kicked into high gear. Almost three months of bliss, right?? Wait, do you hear that? That is the collective groan of moms everywhere realizing that they have almost three months to fill when the sing-song...
Yes, I realize it’s only a mother’s dream to be able to road trip to the Caribbean (sans kiddos and with frothy, fruity rum-filled drinks, of course—one can dream, right?). However, you can explore the fishy wonders of the...
I am a yeller. I come from a family of yellers. There are a lot of us in my family, so someone is always trying to find time to talk. My husband, basically an only child, made the comment...
There are a lot of things I love about raising my family in San Antonio. We never sit around on the weekends saying, "There's nothing to do in this town." The opportunity to learn about marine life by seeing...
It’s the time of year when all good Texas moms drag their offspring out to the side of road, random fields, or Interstate medians to plop them down among our state flower to take the quintessential spring Texas picture:...

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We all know that traveling with our children can be difficult. I consider myself a somewhat seasoned traveler with children, and the idea still can make me quake. There are many stages of travel, and they all have their own...
My husband and I cruised around the Western Mediterranean right before we adopted our son. It was our last adults-only trip before becoming parents together. I like to joke that that vacation was the last peaceful night’s sleep I...
Flying is not fun. This is fact. Anyone who tells you otherwise is not your friend. Granted, there was a time when flying was considered fun—glamorous, even. But that time has passed. Yes, there may be times when you...
If you asked me a year ago, I would have told you that I hate road trips. We didn’t drive many places outside of Missouri when I was little and when we did, I had to deal with an...
The summer is wrapping up and with that comes a natural shift of gaze from one set of to-dos to another. If you're like me, you've already started a back-to-school shopping list, outlined your morning routine, and purchased stickers...
“Six Tips for a Successful Trip with Baby.” That email landed in my inbox about two weeks late. But it still didn’t cover what I missed when we took our five-month-old daughter on our first family vacation to Minnesota...
I’m not exactly what you would call an outdoorsy person. I am terrified of bees and run screaming like a raging lunatic when a wasp dares to invades my personal space. I truly can’t help myself. I don’t have much...
Alamo City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Topgolf to bring you information about their amazing three-story facility, Summer Academy for kids, and unique golf playing experience. It's not often busy moms can get out for a relaxing night...
Armed Forces Day is this Saturday, May 21. I think that day carries more meaning here in "Military City, U.S.A." One of the things I appreciate most about San Antonio is how our city embraces our military members and...

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You want cool gifts? Think small. You don’t want to worry about where your gifts are coming from? Think local. Shop small and shop...