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Finalists for Alamo City Moms Blog’s 2018 Amazing Teacher

We are in complete awe of the teachers who were nominated in Alamo City’s Amazing Teacher contest! We asked our readers to nominate teachers who have made an impact in their and their children’s lives. With more than 7,000 teachers in one San Antonio school district alone, there are thousands of wonderful educators in the San Antonio community, and we are honored […]

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School Calendars for Districts in the San Antonio Area, 2018–19 Edition

  As you make plans for summer, you need to know when your kids go back to school. Here is a roundup of school district calendars for the San Antonio area. Print one out and stick it on your refrigerator.   Alamo Heights ISD* 2018–19 school year calendar First day of school: August 20, 2018 […]

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How to Finish the School Year Strong

I hear all you moms groaning about the circus that is May as we reach the end of the school year. No one wants to make school lunches anymore; we are all just throwing in whatever is in the pantry into our kids’ lunchboxes at this point. We are tired of signing daily folders and checking […]

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Behavior Charts: When a Color Becomes Your Mood’s Compass

“Please be green, please be green, please be green,” I chant to myself on the way to school pickup. My heart beats quickly, I’m sweating a bit more than usual, and I grip the steering wheel tightly. Ever since the beginning of our public school journey, there has been one nemesis I still can’t seem […]

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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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