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A healthy taste of the Caribbean comes to San Antonio: Pollo Tropical (grand opening on Sept. 20!)

Pollo Tropical brings fresh, healthy Caribbean chicken, pork, beef, and salads to San Antonio

* Don’t miss the details below on Pollo Tropical’s Grand Opening this Saturday, September 20. After attending a media preview of the just-opened Pollo Tropical (located at 6819 N. Loop 1604 W., across from UTSA) and sampling their wide menu of enticing Caribbean flavors, I’m sold. Their concept of providing fresh, hand-prepared-on-site foods is sure to be a hit in San Antonio where parents are always on the hunt for healthy, delicious, quick options for their busy families. Pollo … Continue reading

Blogalicious comes to the San Antonio River Walk {Giveaway: 2 conference passes!}

Be Blogalicious conference comes to San Antonio this November

Disclosure: San Antonio Mom Blogs is a proud Community Partner with Blogalicious Weekend 2014. As such, we received one complimentary conference pass and two passes to give away. All opinions are mine. This November, the 6th … Continue reading

Weekly Link Up: What San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 15 – 21, 2014

What San Antonio bloggers are writing about from September 15 - 21, 2014

I'm excited to share a few of the remarkable posts San Antonio bloggers linked up here last week. First, I need to give a quick shout out to some San Antonio bloggers making big waves around (and beyond) the Internet these days: Patti, with Oh, … Continue reading

Salado Creek Greenway North in San Antonio, Texas (#8 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Salado Creek Greenway North in San Antonio, Texas

Park #8 in our family's quest to visit 20 parks in 2014 for #SA2020Resolutions is the Salado Creek Greenway. This linear park, a series of hiking and biking trails, belongs to the larger Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System in San Antonio which … Continue reading

70+ Free Things for Kids and Families to do in San Antonio this Fall

70+ free events for families and kids in San Antonio this fall

Fall and San Antonio! What’s better that experiencing fun, kid-friendly events while welcoming cooler weather into the Alamo City? How about FREE, family-friendly fall events?! ***** Check back often as San Antonio Mom Blogs continues to add to … Continue reading

Weekly Link Up: what San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 8 – 14, 2014

What San Antonio bloggers are writing about: September 8 - 14, 2014

In case you missed it last week, please note: ALL San Antonio bloggers (not just mom bloggers!) are invited to link up their posts here all week long. And now, a few highlights from among the great posts shared here last week: From Dionna at … Continue reading

San Antonio date night: Smokey Joe’s Cafe at The Woodlawn Theatre

San Antonio date night: Smokey Joe's Cafe at The Woodlawn Theatre

Today San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Roger Pence (Yep, my husband!). He received complimentary tickets to a performance of Smokey Joe's Cafe at The Woodlawn Theatre for the purposes of this review but no other compensation was … Continue reading

Landa Library Park in San Antonio, Texas (#7 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Landa Library Park, #7 of 20 parks we're visiting in San Antonio in 2014 as part of #SA2020Resolutions

Having to pick your favorite park in San Antonio would be like having to pick your favorite child - it can't be done. Each child (park?) has special qualities that come together to make him/her (it?) a unique and treasured individual (or park). But, … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through September 7, 2014

Free family friendly events and activities in San Antonio through Sept. 7 2014

Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and … Continue reading

Weekly Link Up: what San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 1 – 7, 2014

Weekly Link Up for San Antonio Bloggers, Sept. 1 - 7, 2014

A BIG change is coming to the Weekly Link Up today! The SanAntonioMomBlogs.com Weekly Link Up is now open to ALL San Antonio bloggers, not just mom bloggers. There are so many fantastic, inspiring, creative, clever, and helpful posts about a huge … Continue reading

Labor Day weekend recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers

20+ Labor Day Recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers

With the kids back in school, it’s easy to feel like summer is over. Although, the 100-degree temps quickly remind us it’s still here, right?! With Labor Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try these recipes shared here throughout the … Continue reading

San Pedro Springs Park in San Antonio, Texas (#6 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Visiting San Pedro Springs Park in San Antonio, the second oldest park in the country

  Y'all. I'm way behind on sharing my family's #SA2020 Resolutions park adventures with you. Today I realized it's been FOUR months since I last posted about a park. We're still visiting parks. I just haven't taken the time to share them … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through Labor Day 2014

Free, family friendly activities in San Antonio through Labor Day 2014

Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and … Continue reading

Back to school breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas from San Antonio bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for Aug. 25 – 31, 2014

Back to School Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas from San Antonio bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for August 25 - 31, 2014

After a month away, the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Weekly Link Up is back! But, before we get to all of your bloggy goodness, let’s chat about back to school. Some of you have kids who started school a week or two ago. Some have children starting back … Continue reading

How Does A Foodie Mama Navigate Restaurant Week? {and a giveaway!}

Guest contributor Emily Reynolds takes San Antonio Mom Blogs readers on a tour of Restaurant Week

Today San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Emily Reynolds with Defining Delicious. **** Be sure to enter the Defining Delicious Restaurant Week giveaway to two San Antonio restaurants below! **** When I first moved to San Antonio … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through August 17, 2014

Free, family-friendly fun in San Antonio through August 17, 2014

Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and … Continue reading

San Antonio Mom Blogs celebrates 3 years!

San Antonio Mom Blogs celebrates 3 years!

Three years ago today I started SanAntonioMomBlogs.com to celebrate and support local mom bloggers and to share my experiences about life and parenting in the Alamo City. The full story is here. Three years has seen the number of local mom … Continue reading

San Antonio Foodie News: Cocina Heritage and Dorćol Distilling Company

San Antonio Foodie News: Cocina Heritage opens new restaurant

August is here and, just like the scorching South Texas sun, the San Antonio restaurant scene is heating up too. Last week was the grand opening of Cocina Heritage The Restaurant. Sisters Silvia Alcaraz and Lupita Rivero moved to San Antonio from … Continue reading

Volunteer opportunities for kids and teens in San Antonio

Volunteer opportunities for kids and teens in San Antonio, a guest post by Molly Cox

Today San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Molly Cox, with SA2020.* I know local a high school senior who thought students didn’t get enough opportunities to see theatre, so he started The Playhouse Tribe. I know local a college … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through August 10, 2014

Free, family-friendly events in San Antonio through August 10, 2014

Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and … Continue reading

Free events for families during Kidcation in San Antonio, August 8 – 17, 2014

Free events for kids in San Antonio during Kidcation Week, August 8 - 17, 2014

Kidcation Week is San Antonio's summer celebration of kids! Each year, local businesses, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment groups offer special deals to kids and families visiting San Antonio. BUT the great news is, locals can take advantage of … Continue reading

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort: Paradise is closer than you think

The JW Marriott in San Antonio

A staycation is like a huge, rich, slice of chocolate cake. You don’t indulge yourself with one every day but, when you do splurge, you want the experience to be worth it. My family and I were recently invited to experience a summer staycation at … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through August 3, 2014 (and a giveaway for tickets to Alamo Drafthouse!)

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Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and … Continue reading

Weekly Link Up for July 28 – August 3, 2014 (and ways to help the children crossing our border)

Weekly Link Up for July 28 - August 3, 2014

Well, what a week it’s been. It put me in a funk. You too? With the sad, tragic, and scary world events of late, it’s too easy to slip into feeling small and insignificant and bogged down with worry. The best way to banish that feeling, I’ve found, … Continue reading

Kid-to-Kid: what to expect at summer camp

Kid-to-Kid: what first timers can expect at summer camp

All photos in this post were taken by my nine-year-old daughter, Delaney (except the photo of her with her newfound camping friend). This spring and summer I’ve had the pleasure of working with, and learning about, the Girl Scouts of Southwest … Continue reading