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Skype-tivities: 20 Fresh FaceTime Ideas to Keep Long-Distance Families in Touch

Whether you are trying to maintain relationships with long-distance grandparents, create connection among faraway cousins, or bond with your own children during work-related travel, there’s no dispute that technology is on our side to make it happen. However, if your kids are anything like mine, the usual questions get old quickly and the webcam we […]

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Selfish Resolutions for the New Year

It’s that time again. A new year is before us, and we think of all the terrific things we want to accomplish: get organized, lose weight, exercise more…resolutions we spout in January and then beat ourselves up about when we’ve abandoned them or are far from our goals later in the year. But this year, […]

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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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