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Tides of Motherhood

The Tides of Motherhood

“Never turn your back on the ocean.” It’s a phrase my dad uttered every summer as we raced towards the Maryland shores that we waited eight long hours in the car to visit. While those words still ring in my head today (and even leave my lips every now and then), I find it fitting […]

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To My Firstborn: Thank You

My oldest turns five in a few short days. Normally I am the calm and composed one. I don’t cry at sentimental things that would be perfectly normal for anyone else to shed a tear over, but the thought of my daughter turning five is killing me. What is it about this milestone birthday? Why […]

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Diversity in Advertising: Count Us In

There’s so much I can share about the journey of having a daughter with Down syndrome: The surprise post-natal diagnosis, the joy we found in a sea of fears that first year, and ultimately how it’s not the biggest deal most days. Some super quick, down, and dirty background on me: I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist […]

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In Cheap I Trust

I’ll admit it: I’m a cheapskate. And I have the track record to prove it. As a perpetually-seeking bargain hunter, I live for the thrill of the chase, the pursuit of the ultimate freebie, the exhilaration that comes with turning something old and forgotten into something new and useful. While my penchant for bargains, thrifting, […]

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My kids have stood on Hadrian's Wall in the UK and the Great Wall in China.

Why Military Brats Rock

My kids have probably said goodbye to more friends in their young lives than most people make in a lifetime—not because they have poor people skills, but because they have a parent whose job moves us all over the world. We have lived in San Antonio for three years this time. This is the longest […]

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Mom. Work. Travel.

The crisp white linens of a hotel bed have never looked so delightful to me as the first time I traveled for work eight months after my daughter was born. I was going to SLEEP! In a bed. By myself. Maybe all the way through the night. A heavenly chorus should have burst into spontaneous […]

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Event Recap: Bloom—An Event for New and Expectant Mothers

ACMB was thrilled to host our second Bloom event with University Health System at the The DoSeum on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6:00–8:30 P.M. Bloom brought together new and expectant parents, giving them the opportunity to interact with mom- and baby-centered businesses. New this year, each attendee had the option of attending a 20-minute, small-group breakout [...]
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Ready to ride Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster at SeaWorld San Antonio | Alamo City Moms Blog

Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster and Our First Visit to SeaWorld San Antonio

Alamo City Moms Blog is excited to partner with Sea World to bring you the latest information about new attractions and exhibits.  My kids and I were part of a group of Alamo City Moms Blog contributors who were invited to preview Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster before it opened to the public. This visit […]

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No sports? No problem!

So, your child isn’t into baseball, basketball, soccer, flag football, or lacrosse? (Yes, San Antonio is home to at least one youth lacrosse league.) Maybe it’s her nature, his personality, he’s just not ready, or she’s just not coordinated enough for team sports. Some kids would love sports without competition pressure, while others couldn’t care […]

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