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The Best Gift I Can Give My Kids

The childhood memory of my dad walking through the door after being on-call all night is a happy one. We’d hear the garage door open, wait for the car engine to silence, and then hear his long strides coming toward us into the kitchen. I would wait with anticipation for the smell of his “hospital […]

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The Two Words Mothers Need to Hear Most

What are the two words mothers need to hear most? Hint: not “I’m bored” or “not me.” There are a lot of words that describe the motherhood experience: Joyful. Stressful. Chaotic. Hilarious. Rewarding. Enlightening. Humbling. Messy. I’m sure you can think of more, but most people—at least most people who are moms—can agree that motherhood […]

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It Takes a Village: When Parenting Styles Collide

It takes a village to raise a child. It’s a statement we’ve all heard plenty of times, sometimes talking about our mom tribes, or the many “aunts” and “uncles” in our children’s lives, or the teachers and coaches and babysitters and friends who help us turn out little bundles of potential into active, contributing members […]

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Transforming a Culture: Breaking the Cycle of Bullying

Alamo City Moms Blog is pleased to partner with the Family Service Association to promote their luncheon series “Journeys of Transformation.” The ACMB team hopes you will join them there! As far too many San Antonio parents know, bullying has become an everyday struggle facing our children. Now a local and nationwide epidemic, bullying will […]

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The Letter I Write Every Day But Will Never Send

Dear darling toddler offspring, Good morning! I’d like for you to know that I have great plans for today. Tons of meal prep, productivity, and smiles! But then my alarm went off, and you’re already begging for breakfast and the episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in which Mickey saves Santa, which stopped airing December 26th. […]

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