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10 Things to Know About Brooks Academy

We are honored to partner with Brooks Academy to share more about their tuition-free public charter schools. This is a sponsored post.   Brooks Academy is skillfully educating more than 3,000 San Antonio area students across four San Antonio campuses. Since 2006, Brooks Academy has been offering a college-prep education. Here are 10 things to […]

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I Am a San Antonio Mom: Esther Pipoly

The Alamo City is lovingly referred to by many as a big city with a small-town feel, and having the opportunity to chat with born-and-raised San Antonian Esther Pipoly, founder of LOLA: Loss Of Life Advocates, really brought home that message of connection for me. Following the loss of her husband of more than 20 […]

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The Lucky Few: On March 21st, We Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Today, March 21st, we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! All over the world, those with and without an extra chromosome rejoice the presence of those individuals with three copies of the 21st chromosome. There are parades in the streets and high fives a plenty. Pregnant women wait anxiously for their chromosomal blood test results, grasping […]

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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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ACMB Cares: Five Reasons I Fell in Love with The Acorn: A School for Young Children

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 The Acorn: A School for […]

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Ask a Mom: A Banker’s Tips to Help You Reach Your Financial Goals–Part One

I love the holidays, but especially the irony of Black Friday. Immediately following our nation’s holiday celebrating Gratitude and Mindfulness, we jump headfirst into a frenzy of must-have toys and super sales. The holiday debt hangover can, of course, be easily addressed by a New Year’s resolution to focus on money matters (sarcasm, folks). Whether […]

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The Art of the College Essay

Like many other families with a high school senior, ours is in the midst of the college application process. This means my hubby and I are nagging our senior to do all the things applying for college entails. Right now, thanks to her English teacher, she is writing admissions essays. I recently spent the weekend […]

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A Chat with a BASIS Charter School Parent

ACMB is happy to partner with BASIS Charter Schools to share information about their schools and upcoming Open House on November 15, 2017. This is a sponsored post.   A Chat with a BASIS Charter School Parent Interviewee: David Hubalik, BASIS Chandler Primary South Kindergarten parent and an Associate Vice President of BASIS Charter Schools […]

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Science Fiction, Science Future: Explore the Future of Science with The DoSeum

We are always thrilled to partner with The DoSeum. This is a sponsored post. Robots. Mind Control. Holograms. Augmented Reality. San Antonio. What do all of these have in common? The DoSeum! The DoSeum, a favorite of San Antonio families, just unveiled its latest exhibit: Science Fiction, Science Future. From October 7, 2017–January 6, 2018, […]

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What I Learned from the “Great Northwest College Tour” and Other College Explorations

My oldest kiddo started her senior year of high school just weeks ago. This means college decision time has final rolled around for our family. According to one website, you should start planning around your child’s freshman year of high school, though I know my high school freshman was told he should start planning in […]

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Live the Battle for Texas Story and Party With Kid Crockett

Alamo City Moms Blog is happy to partner with Battle for Texas: The Experience to bring you information on their dynamic, interactive tour adventure, plus news of their Kid Crockett birthday party packages at Rivercenter Mall. “Remember the Alamo!” If you’re a San Antonio native like me, that infamous battle cry and legend have been […]

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Reclaiming Our Identity Through Dual Language Education

When thinking about what type of education I wanted for my two daughters, I had only one nonnegotiable requirement: they would go to a dual language school. With such a stipulation in place, my choices were few, offering me a much-appreciated respite from the near-constant school analysis that seems to consume our generation of parents.  […]

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