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From To-Do to Ta-Dah: Walmart Online Grocery Pickup Service

Alamo City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Walmart Online Grocery to explain more about the convenience of their online ordering and pickup service.  My husband is the grocery shopper in our house. I make the list and he makes the trip. However, there are always those times he’s away and I just need a […]

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Babysitters Tell All

What is better than a parent, super fun, has a ton of energy, and does things with your children you haven’t done since you were a camp counselor? Your babysitter. She is sort of like a young grandparent: your kids’ eyes light up when they know she’s coming, and she’ll let them sneak numerous snacks […]

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Letting Go So You Can Grow

My children and I recently checked out this book from the San Antonio Library, called Little Tree. It has beautiful illustrations of a tree that is happily growing in a forest but somehow chooses not to let go of its dead leaves when it encounters its first real winter. The little tree sees all the […]

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Your child has a cell phone… Now what?

You’ve decided to let your child have a cell phone. He/she has shown you he/she can be responsible and trusted with it. Do you just hand it over? Nope. You need to establish open communication and set some ground rules. When you give your child a cell phone, you should not leave any topic unaddressed […]

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Traditionally Untraditional

It’s beginning to look a lot like the time of year when I wish my house looked like something out of Southern Living or Martha Stewart’s Holiday Spectacular. And yet…in the midst of all the gleam and sparkle, under the ribbons and tinsel, there are Legos. And stickers. And old Cheerios. The occasional acorn. My […]

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Should your child have a cell phone?

My kids love electronic devices. With Daddy being a software developer, our house has seen its share of devices, from iPhones to iPads to Macbooks, AppleTVs to digital cameras, scanners, printers, Wii game consoles—you name it. All three of my kids are very comfortable and proficient at using electronics, and yet, none of them has […]

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Consider Yourself Warned

I’m into this mothering thing five years deep now. I realize that’s not very long in the grand scheme of things, but it’s definitely long enough to realize someone really messed with me. There are days when I’m certain the cameras are rolling, the crew is just behind the corner, and at any minute I’m […]

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Making Sense: Glitches in Sensory Processing

“While most of us have occasional difficulties processing sensory information, for children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder, these difficulties are chronic, neurological, and they disrupt everyday life. Often, someone struggling with sensory challenges is categorized as having behavioral issues when they are simply reacting to a neurological sensory overload. These children and adults need […]

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Making Lemonade at Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are exciting because they are an opportunity to get to know the person that your child becomes when he/she is at school. (Unless you are a homeschooler; then you are just talking to yourself, and that’s OK.) However, parent-teacher conferences also make me anxious. Are problems happening at school I’m not aware of? […]

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Why I Choose Year-Round Swimming at Love to Swim and Tumble School

Alamo City Moms Blog is happy to partner with Love to Swim and Tumble School to make you aware of their classes, Parents’ Night Out, and family-friendly activities. I have never considered myself a confident swimmer. I’m self taught, and although my body can tread water, I have always shied away from water sports and recreational activities. My husband […]

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