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ShopSATX 2017: ACMB Holiday Gift Guide

#ShopSATX 2017 is a sponsored post. That said, we sourced each and every gift in this San Antonio holiday shopping guide and included only our very favorite ideas and companies, with a heavy emphasis on local businesses. We encourage you to support San Antonio and shop local this holiday season! It happens every year: You've got [...]
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Five Reasons San Antonio Parents Love the New Indoor Play Area at Ingram Park Mall!

ACMB is happy to partner with Ingram Park Mall to share information about their new indoor play area. This is a sponsored post.   Ingram Park Mall recently unveiled their brand new children’s play area! This colorful, interactive, open, and bright play indoor play area is already a favorite of San Antonio parents. Here are […]

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Where to See Santa in San Antonio

Many families in the San Antonio area enjoy a visit with Santa Claus during the holiday season, but how do you know which Santa will offer some one-on-one conversation with your little one? We’ve compiled a list of where to see Santa in San Antonio to share with you, our readers, to help you find [...]
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An Aisle Full of Compassion

Paper plates. Wrapping paper. Plastic forks. Tissue paper. A mama’s to-do list seems endless at times, and my most recent assignment to the nearest Dollar Tree was no different. Except for the fact that I was running this errand solo and was in “mom mission” mode, known as the time I can accomplish 37 incomplete […]

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Divorce and the Holidays: Choose Your Own Adventure

Photo by Vanessa Velazquez Photography No matter what your marital status, the holidays can be a magical, yet pressure-filled time of year with kids—from the gathering of extended family, to the mile-long wish lists for Santa, to school activities and outings and work parties, not to mention two weeks of no school. You get the […]

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Midlife Friendship Needs More Memes

I love a good internet meme or inspirational quote. One of my favorites says, “We’ve been friends so long, I can’t remember who is the bad influence.” You’ve probably seen and shared similar quotes on social media. These days I’m too exhausted to be a bad influence, and so are my friends (except a few […]

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When You Don’t Know What to Say

There have been so many clouds hanging over humanity lately: weather, politics, crimes, and sexism to name today’s headlines. I strive to see the peaks of light, but every once in a while, life overwhelms me with sadness and anger. The large-scale tragedies flood our world, magnifying the lesser moments of despair. Reflecting on my […]

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