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Traditionally Untraditional

It’s beginning to look a lot like the time of year when I wish my house looked like something out of Southern Living or Martha Stewart’s Holiday Spectacular. And yet…in the midst of all the gleam and sparkle, under the ribbons and tinsel, there are Legos. And stickers. And old Cheerios. The occasional acorn. My […]

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Raising Givers

I’m teaching my kids to be givers. It’s no easy feat in this day and age of entitlement. Not long ago, one of my kids demanded a new gadget: “I want it. So-and-so has one, so why can’t I?” (Insert “I Want it Now” a la Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.) […]

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5 Tips for a Sensory Friendly Holiday Season

The holidays are here!  You’re ordering pumpkin spice everything and those cinnamon-y pine cones are popping up everywhere!  (Yes, cinnamon-y is a word.)  I savor every single *drop* of Christmas, because before you know it, the holidays are over, and all I’m left with is a stuffed recycling bin and a muffin top.  (Who am I […]

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Social Graces for Holiday Places

Okay, turkeys. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I don’t know about you, but a few weeks ago I started to become slightly concerned about my kids’ table manners (or lack thereof). Contrary to popular opinion in my house, spaghetti is not finger food, you shouldn’t squat in your chair while eating at the dinner […]

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Thanksgiving Tips

I love hosting Thanksgiving! I come from a close, extended family and our regular ‘ol Sunday gatherings easily exceed 15 people. I embrace family gatherings and it warmed my heart last week when Dude said Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday, because “it was strictly about family and giving thanks.”  I always like to go the […]

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Science Education for Young Children at the San Antonio Children's Museum | Alamo City Moms Blog

Science education for young children at the San Antonio Children’s Museum

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a hot topic these days. Teens can build interdisciplinary skills through competitions in robotics and cybersecurity, but what opportunities are there in San Antonio for younger children to get excited about science? The San Antonio Children’s Museum offers weekly, monthly, and seasonal science classes and activities for young children. […]

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