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A Few Choice Words About Red Ribbon Week

Hooray, moms! Rejoice and hallelujah! We’ve made it through Red Ribbon Week. And good news! Most of us didn’t strangle a kid. I say “most,” because I didn’t see Carter at drop-off this morning. He was painted head to toe camouflage—like face, hands, elbows, and all—on “Drugs Can’t See Me” Day yesterday, and his mom, […]

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To the Mamas Zoning Out on Their Phones

I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably clenching and bracing yourself for a heaping helping of sanctimommy. Hear me out. I took my kids to martial arts today. They’re only seven, so I stay there while they take their 45-minute class. I guess I could say I “stay there and watch.” I hardly ever do. […]

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#metoo: Our Experiences, Our Every Day

Unless you have been on a social media cleanse (lucky you!), you’ve probably noticed numerous posts beginning with “#metoo” lately. This tag originated with Tarana Burke, a survivor of assault who was looking for a way to provide “empowerment through empathy” in her community in 2007. Like Burke, the young people of color in her […]

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Remedy Urgent Care: A Busy Mom’s BFF

Updated Nov 2017 – Please note that Remedy has closed it’s doors in San Antonio and is no longer providing service in the area. ACMB is happy to partner with Remedy Urgent Care to share information about their services with our readers.  This is a sponsored post.   School drop-off. Work. Pick-up. Swimming. Reading minutes. […]

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Our Firstborn: A Journal (Part Four)

Disclaimer: This post is the fourth in a series about one ACMB Team Member’s experience with infant loss. (Click here to read “Our Firstborn: A Journal [Part Three].”) We understand that this post may include language and ideas that are difficult or traumatizing to some readers and urge you to stop reading if you feel […]

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Friendship, Cancer, & Dr. McDreamy

I know what you’re thinking. What does Patrick Dempsey and a cancer walk have to do with someone from San Antonio? Hang on, I’ll get to it. In September 2012, Seana, my best friend in the world, heard the worst four words one can hear after having cancer preventative surgery: You already have it. Stage […]

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Emergency vs. Walk-In Care: When to Go Where?

ACMB is excited to partner with University Health System to share this sponsored post on emergency and walk-in care. When your child is sick or injured, you want the right care and you want it quickly, University Children’s Health gives you options: PediExpress and the Children’s Emergency Department at University Hospital. “Mom, I’m hot. I […]

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The Second Place Parent

When our daughter was two years old and very talkative, I was bound and determined to teach her to say, “I love you.” We bought cute books, practiced baby sign language, even had an Elmo video that talked all about saying it. I thought it was going to be this adorable and heartwarming milestone that […]

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Team Tritanium!

When my husband lost his legs in 2012, we became part of a community I never knew existed. Neither of us had any experience with prosthetics. I had never seen a prosthetic leg before, and little did I know they would become as normal to me as a spoon! The amputee community in San Antonio […]

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Our Firstborn: A Journal (Part Three)

Disclaimer: This post is the third of four in a series about one ACMB Team Member’s experience with infant loss. (Click here to read “Our Firstborn: A Journal [Part Two].”) We understand that this post may include language and ideas that are difficult or traumatizing to some readers and urge you to stop reading if […]

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Día de los Muertos in San Antonio

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, takes place on November 2 every year. In some communities, celebrations begin on November 1 for Día de los Inocentes, a day to honor children and infants who have passed away. Originating in Mexico, the holidays are a blending of Aztec and Catholic traditions dating back for centuries. […]

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Science Fiction, Science Future: Explore the Future of Science with The DoSeum

We are always thrilled to partner with The DoSeum. This is a sponsored post. Robots. Mind Control. Holograms. Augmented Reality. San Antonio. What do all of these have in common? The DoSeum! The DoSeum, a favorite of San Antonio families, just unveiled its latest exhibit: Science Fiction, Science Future. From October 7, 2017–January 6, 2018, […]

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