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Hill Country Holidays: Top Ten Reasons to Visit the JW Marriott at Christmastime

Taylor received a one-night stay at the hotel to assist her in writing this review. All opinions are her own. If you happened to read my summer staycation review, you probably already know I’m a huge fan of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, which, during the holidays, hosts its very own […]

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Holiday Stress-Busters

I am really into Christmas—the music and lights and food and family time. I love the candlelight Christmas Eve service and the sweet nativity play for kids at church. This year I am particularly excited because we are going to have two weeks of unimpeded family time. Rob and I are taking off work and […]

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ShopSATX 2014 :: A San Antonio Holiday Gift Guide

We are excited and honored to announce our holiday gift guide, ShopSATX 2014. At Alamo City Moms Blog, we are passionate about San Antonio, and that includes local businesses and business owners right here in our own community. We have partnered with the best local businesses to bring you San Antonio’s ultimate “shop local” gift guide! We […]

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Holidays in San Antonio: Arts and Cultural Activities for Families

I want my kids to grow up with culture, and the 2014–15 holiday season is full of opportunities. I’ve gathered some recommendations here, in chronological order, and I hope you’ll give some of them a try this year. Just think about the benefits: Avoid boredom on weekends and school holidays. Prevent cabin fever. Our family […]

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Updating a Christmas Classic : Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt dough ornaments are one of those rights-of-passage crafts that every kid should get to enjoy – and every parent should get to experience on the “other side”. Salt dough is easy to make, super inexpensive, and practically indestructible. Give the old classic a modern twist with metallics, glitter or a monochromatic scheme. Preheat your […]

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Teaching Our Kids to Give Back During the Holidays

If your children are anything like mine, they begin compiling their holiday wish lists around (if not before) October. “Ooooh, I want that!” my preschooler shrieks, her eyes feasting upon a commercial featuring eight-year-olds and glitter body art. (Um, no.) “Mama, can I get that for Christmas? Pllleeease?” Ah, yes…to a child, what else are […]

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