Author Archive | Shanti


Raising Readers

My children are pod people. Do I date myself when I use that reference? Body Snatchers was a really bad movie released in 1993. It’s the third remake based on a book called The Body Snatchers, written in 1955. Basically, it’s about an alien race that aims to take over our planet by creating exact replicas of us, except […]

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Annual Performance Review: Self-Evaluation

Job Title: Mom II Start Date: September 18, 2012 Salary: Hugs and kisses Job Description: Wiper of noses, washer of clothes, maker of beds. Disciplinarian, teacher, bump and scrape kisser. Cook, arbitrator, tucker-inner. What do you like most about your job? Every day is a new day. I never know what challenges will present themselves; […]

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Valentine’s Day Butterfly Craft with Kids

My daughter has inherited my crafty genes and will “do projects” any chance she gets. We have piles of things cut, glued, glittered, and stuck together everywhere. I try to channel this creative energy into projects that are somewhat organized and, more importantly, will leave my house! Valentine’s Day provides a perfect excuse to use […]

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When Dinosaurs Invade Our House

A couple of years ago I saw a post about two parents, Refe & Susan Tuma, who wrote an adorable book about how they convinced their children that dinosaurs take over their home every November and get into all sorts of trouble. They encouraged people to make their own Dinovember and post pictures, and I […]

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Swimming with the Fishes at Scuba Smiles

Alamo City Moms is thrilled to partner with Scuba Smiles Pediatric Dentistry to give you information on their services and upcoming Teddy Bear Dental Clinic on Saturday, October 14th. I just had the best time with my kids. At the dentist. Yes, you read that right.  Don’t get me wrong—I still mostly hate going to […]

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