Author Archive | Amanda


Easy Summer Activity: DIY Story Stones

Maybe because it’s almost primal—the basic figures, the rough outlines, the marking on rocks—but this was one of my favorite camp activities as a child, and every elementary school class I taught enjoyed making and using Story Stones. The most basic of storytelling tools and play things, Story Stones easily facilitate imaginative play, vocabulary development, […]

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Three Questions to Ask When Considering Preschools

This post was written as part of a sponsored partnership with Little Sunshine Playhouse. Disclaimer: Alamo City Moms Blog is excited to partner with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse to bring you information about their early childhood development program through this sponsored post. It’s a cliché, but time flies. Even though it feels like you just brought your […]

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I quit Mother's Day.

I Quit Mother’s Day—and I Mean It

I’ve decided to stop celebrating the second Sunday in May (aka: the “official” Mother’s Day). Cold turkey. No mas. Call me crazy, but it feels like Mother’s Day has gone the way of the dodo bird—or at least the Hallmark machine. I’m certain that when Mother’s Day was first recognized as an official calendar holiday […]

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Sing Your Heart Out at the Aztec’s “Grease” Sing-A-Long

This post is a paid placement from the Aztec Theater. ACMB is partnering with the Aztec for this fun movie screening and sing-a-long event.  Whether your favorite song is “Greased Lightning” or “Beauty School Dropout,” odds are you know at least a handful of lyrics to the original high school musical Grease. Great news, mamas! […]

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ShopSATX 2017: ACMB Holiday Gift Guide

#ShopSATX 2017 is a sponsored post. That said, we sourced each and every gift in this San Antonio holiday shopping guide and included only our very favorite ideas and companies, with a heavy emphasis on local businesses. We encourage you to support San Antonio and shop local this holiday season! It happens every year: You've got [...]
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Remedy Urgent Care: A Busy Mom’s BFF

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. Sight words. Dinner. Bath. Bed. I feel like we’re insanely busy, and we’re only three months into Kindergarten. I anticipated an ease-in-one-toe-at-a-time transition—not a […]

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Roll Call: A Guide to Schools in San Antonio

Some of the questions we most often receive are about schools in San Antonio, from “where should I send my child to school?” to “which schools in San Antonio are the best with/for ____?” We’re pleased to bring you a fantastic selection of early childhood programs (from day care and preschools to early elementary), charter […]

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2017 ACMB Favorite Things Party

Disclosure: This list is brought to you by our lineup of favorite local brands. Each one of these recommendations is a top pick of Alamo City Moms Blog's, and we personally solicited all companies for inclusion. If there's anything better than treating yourself to your favorite things, it's treating people you love to your favorite things! We scoured the [...]
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More than 800,000 Lunch Combinations!

800,000+ Food Combinations for School Lunches

It seems as though the post I most often see running through my social media feed right before school starts is the “what to pack for school lunches?” post. Some are humorous, some are melancholy, and some just go for broke and stock up on Lunchables.  I really like handing over the lunch-packing power to […]

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