Hamilton pool preserve

San Antonio Day Trip Destination: Hamilton Pool Preserve

Hamilton Pool Preserve is probably one of the most impressive places to visit in Texas. You’ve probably come across photos of this natural wonder if you’ve done any googling about Texas watering holes or hidden treasures. Unfortunately, Hamilton Pool is not as hidden as it used to be, so it takes some planning to really […]

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childhood cancer

My Friend Lost a Child to Cancer and This Is What She Wants You to Know

In September, we recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More than 15,000 Americans under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer annually, yet in the last 38 years less than ten drugs have been developed for use in children. According to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation: More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors will have […]

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When Less is More

When Less Is More

School is back in session, extra-curriculars are commencing, summer is bidding us farewell, and fall-loving Texans are crossing our fingers for the slightest hint of changing leaves and cooler days. Although the oncoming seasonal change equals less time in the pool, it means a bit more happiness for yours truly. Don’t get me wrong—I got […]

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special needs

To the General Education Teachers with Students with Special Needs

It is with immense gratitude that I profess my awe in all that you do. I know you went to college to become a general education teacher. You selected this profession despite the long hours with little pay. The district you work within probably doesn’t have the means to fully support you as you juggle […]

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An Ode to My Crappy First Car

A five-speed hatchback, you came home from an auction with my frugal father. My sister snubbed her nose at you, but to my 15-year-old self, you looked like freedom. You gave me time to see how patient my father was. I had to learn how to drive you out on empty dirt roads because I […]

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Parenting with Intention

Parenting with Intention

Sometimes the weight of my children’s future paralyzes me. Hundreds of questions swirl around in my head making it difficult to remain calm: Who will they become? Will they thrive without us around? How do I make sure they’re both good human beings? Have I missed any signs of hidden trauma? Soon, the questions shift […]

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ACMB Cares: Project Brave

Throughout 2018, Alamo City Moms Blog will be spotlighting one local nonprofit each month as part of its ACMB Cares campaign. Our goal is to familiarize readers with nonprofit organizations that are making an impact in San Antonio through their connection with moms and/or children. This month, we are featuring Project Brave. For more information […]

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Our unwanted resident just prior to our relocation services.

Serenading a Skunk

This post was collaboratively written with my husband, Ron Soos. I promised I’d give credit. If you have lived in South Texas long, you’ve likely encountered them: furry, black and white, kinda cute, nocturnal, and threatening of a terrible, terrible smell. Despite the fact that a skunk’s scent is literally designed by God to be […]

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The Guilt Nobody Warned Me About

There are few things that can truly prepare you for becoming a parent. Everything was fun and games until I became pregnant…and then suddenly everyone had a story or bit of advice. It all seemed a bit late—after all, shouldn’t they have warned me about 48-hour labor and threenagers before I got pregnant? You know, […]

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