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Dear Harvey

Dear Harvey, You must know this ain’t our first rodeo. You’ve hung the wrong horse thief if you thought you could stop Texas. That dog won’t hunt. Texas always draws the best bull. Storms Rita, Allison, and Carla all made hornets look cuddly. Those three were a couple sandwiches shy of a picnic. But you, […]

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When Life Hands You Lemons

When Life Hands You Lemons

A friend of mine received some bad news recently and, like we all do, needed to vent. Social media was the easiest platform. She admitted she was venting and went on to share what was weighing her down. And then the cheer chorus began: “Aww, it’ll be OK,” “You’re an awesome mom and you’ll get […]

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You are not alone and you are enough.

To the Mama Starting Over

At this moment, I know quite a few mamas who are starting new chapters in their lives. Some of the previous chapters didn’t end so well. Some of their stories were not going at all the way they had hoped. But nevertheless, they pressed on. They woke up each morning with determination to show themselves […]

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Missing Someone Who Never Left

    “Uneventful.” That is simply how I would describe my seemingly “normal” family. I was raised with three predictably rowdy younger brothers. We uprooted and moved a short two blocks away when I was six, and my parents still live in the same house. We all took the acceptable route after high school of going […]

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My Secret Anxiety

One in forty Americans adults are affected by anxiety. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from it. I do. Actress Kristen Bell does. And so do countless other moms, including several women here on our Alamo City Moms Blog team. As moms, we read stories to our children about being afraid. Afraid […]

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Battle Scars

It is hard for me to tell people that I had a crisis pregnancy. When you hear that phrase, you probably are like me and picture a young single girl, afraid to become a parent all on her own. But the truth for me is that I was already married, we both had great jobs, […]

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The Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

We took a family trip for Easter weekend to explore and do nothing Easter-related. Sound odd? Last Easter was the start of dark days for us, a horrendous weekend that left us on shaky ground for months. I was determined we would recover and find a way to mark how far we’d come. Every parenting […]

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How Do You Set Your Table?: Universal Lessons from a Muslim-American Woman

Last December I had the pleasure of attending Women in the World at the St. Anthony Hotel. The program is presented by Tina Brown Live Media in association with The New York Times. Let me first say: this post encompasses some difficult subjects. Yet, these difficult subjects are reality for mothers and every individual walking this green earth. As mothers, […]

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Dear David 2

A Letter to David

When I set out to capture and produce ACMB Presents: Reality Bytes On BULLYING, a video piece in which mothers open up a dialogue on bullying in the wake of David Molak’s untimely death, I expected to be touched, enlightened, and empowered to act. After all, David could be your son. He could be mine. […]

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Families Empowered’s School Connection Fair: Helping You Make an Informed Choice About Your Child’s Education

Alamo City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Families Empowered, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families find the right schools for their children, and share news of their events and services. Mothers of multiples like me will be the first to tell you that none of their children is alike. Kids can come from […]

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potato heart

Feeding Families as a Family: Volunteering with Heart at the San Antonio Food Bank

Early on a recent Saturday morning, my family of six bounded out the door in matching t-shirts. Our destination: the San Antonio Food Bank. The company I work for was participating in a large-scale, city-wide volunteer activity, and big groups of employees were heading to a handful of local United Way agencies to provide volunteer support. My group […]

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Ella's Story

Dining Out with Multiple Food Allergies: Ella’s Story

As moms, we have an innate need to nourish our children as we see best fit. And when we can’t, it really stinks. When my twins were born six weeks premature weighing four pounds and without the sucking reflex, I watched them eat through feeding tubes. It was heartbreaking to watch machines do what was […]

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