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In defense of facebook

In Defense of Facebook

I’ve recently decided that my spirit animal is Jim Halpert from The Office. For those of you that don’t know the show (bless your heart) or his character, he is cast as the average, no-nonsense, logical office worker in a sea of totally insane, highly dramatic and absurd office mates. The show was created to […]

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My First Experience with Botox and Lip Filler: The Day I Let Someone Take a Needle to My Face and Lips

I am giddy to have partnered with Dr. Connie Hiers and her team at Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to receive Botox and Volbella Lip Filler in exchange for sharing my experience and opinions on Alamo City Moms Blog. This is a sponsored post.   I turned 40 this year, and my face […]

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Herobed Unboxing and Review

This is a sponsored post as part of our partnership with Herobed. I recently had the opportunity to try out the new Herobed mattress, and I’m absolutely loving it! From the easy shipping, to the unboxing (and the fun cape they send in the welcome kit), to sleeping on it, I couldn’t be happier.  Herobed […]

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Sandy, fully engrossed kids = happy, chatty moms (until it's time to pull them out and clean them off!)

Play Dates are the New Happy Hour

Wine tasting once a month… Cheap margaritas and queso at Chuy’s… Girls’ Nights Out at innovative new restaurants at The Pearl… Yeah, I don’t do those things anymore. Or at least I don’t very often, and you probably don’t either. Why? Because having kids means reshuffling priorities, and almost weekly, I find myself saying no […]

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Flipping ASK and You Shall Receive

This scenario seems to be playing out almost every single day at my house: Small boy, at the top of his lungs: “Mom! I can’t get my shoe on!” “Mom! I can’t reach my shirt!” “Mom! I dropped my snack!” “Mom! My jacket is stuck!” “Mom! I need to go outside and I can’t open […]

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The two words mothers need to hear most|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

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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What’s wrong with being “that Pinterest mom”-

What’s wrong with being “that Pinterest mom”?

We’ve all heard of the Pinterest mom: The one who gets weirdly territorial about the cupcakes for the first-grade class party, who throws out words like “tablescape” and “dragée” while the rest of us just smile and nod and avoid eye contact. When I hear someone say “Pinterest mom” aloud there’s always that slightly dismissive […]

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