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Parents of Struggling Kids, I Believe You

A few months ago I wrote a blog post about my daughter’s struggle with Pediatric Autoimmune Disorder Associated with Strep (PANDAS) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorder). With PANDAS, the brain becomes inflamed by a misdirected autoimmune response to a strep infection. PANS includes a broader set of environmental and infectious triggers with the same […]

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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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San Antonio Summer On a Budget 2018: Free and Cheap Activities for the Whole Family

Can you smell the sunscreen and bug spray? Are you stocking up on popsicles and pool snacks? A San Antonio summer is quickly approaching, and ACMB is happy to provide you with a list of free and almost free summer activities. Get out and explore our great city! Free Admission to Museums The Witte: FREE! Tuesdays from […]

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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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What Manu Taught Me About Being a Mom

This could have been the last season that San Antonio basketball fans have had the pleasure of watching Manu Ginobili play. He has been a pillar holding up the Spurs organization for 15 seasons now, won four NBA Championships, and played in 217 career NBA Playoff games. He has won two medals in the Olympics, […]

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Yes, Another One

Moms are no strangers to other people’s comments about their parenting styles. Everyone—especially those without children—knows EXACTLY what you should do with your two-year-old’s tantrums. (If you’re sensing a bit of sarcasm, that was my intent.) It has taken me quite a long time to learn to let the comments evaporate into nothing before they […]

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What I Wish I Had Done Sooner: Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Lessons

Disclaimer: Drownings can occur with experienced swimmers; please find a teaching method of swimming that fits your family. This is the experience of the writer and cannot substitute for your own research and/or experiences. No two children are the same, and every child may respond to teaching methods differently. My overachieving tendencies began at a […]

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2018 Vacation Bible Schools in San Antonio

Summertime is fast approaching, and along with a number of summer camps being offered in the Alamo City, Vacation Bible School is a favorite summer activity for many local families. Vacation Bible School offers children a chance to immerse themselves in a week-long camp with a biblical theme. Crafts, games, songs, and fun are common threads in [...]
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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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Event Recap :: Bloom 2018 at the DoSeum

Thank you to all those who attended our fourth annual Bloom event hosted by the DoSeum and made possible by our partners at University Health System and all of our event Parters!  We hope all the new and expectant moms/parents enjoyed this fun and informative evening. Take a look at all the fun we had:  [...]
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I Quit Mother’s Day—and I Mean It

I’ve decided to stop celebrating the second Sunday in May (aka: the “official” Mother’s Day). Cold turkey. No mas. Call me crazy, but it feels like Mother’s Day has gone the way of the dodo bird—or at least the Hallmark machine. I’m certain that when Mother’s Day was first recognized as an official calendar holiday […]

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