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#Maynicures & One in Five Minds: breaking the stigma of childhood mental illness

#Maynicures: bringing awareness to children and mental illness

This post is sponsored by One in Five Minds. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Imagine a pinwheel. Now, envision a child gently blowing on that pinwheel and watching it spin as a smile slowly spreads across her face and she delights in this simple pleasure. Childhood should be as joyful, wonder-filled, and carefree as that. But for one in five children, life is a struggle. Why? One in Five Minds Here in Bexar County, one in five … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio: May 2016

Free, family-friendly activities in San Antonio in May 2016

With summer quickly approaching, this Free in San Antonio list has more and more to do. Enjoy all of the free, family-friendly the fun there is to be had in San Antonio this month! We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and … Continue reading

What’s the big deal about The Big Give S.A.?

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Working at the San Antonio Symphony in the early 90s gave me a soft spot for nonprofits. When you witness, firsthand, the devotion nonprofit employees bring to their cause, you can’t help but be impressed. As part of the Symphony’s marketing staff, I … Continue reading

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: an interview with San Antonio’s new Poet Laureate

Mayor Ivy Taylor interviews San Antonio's new Poet Laureate, Jenny Browne

With Fiesta 2016 coming to a close, San Antonians still have other reasons to celebrate. One of them is that we have a new Poet Laureate, and I am so excited to introduce my fellow San Antonio Mom Blogs readers to her. Jenny Browne is San Antonio’s … Continue reading

Top 10 tips to prepare your daughter for summer camp {and a GIVEAWAY!}

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{Enter to win a FREE week at Camp La Jita for your daughter below!} This post is written and sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Camp … Continue reading

Pack Up the Kids for a Fun Community Picnic

Family picnic, Baskets and Blankets celebrated Eva's Heroes 10th anniversary in San Antonio helping those with special needs. Tickets on sale now!

This post is written and sponsored by Eva's Heroes. Thank you for supporting the organizations that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! With the down pour of rain we’ve had recently, the grass is greener, the air smells cleaner, and the beautiful … Continue reading

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: talking with our tweens about dating

Welcome San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to San Antonio Mom Blogs!

Last week Morgan had one of those moments where she wanted to confide in me. She told me that she liked a little boy at school and that she had confessed that to him. I asked her what was his response and she said that he said, "I am … Continue reading

Free summer movies in San Antonio (2016)

Check out all of the free and almost-free movies in San Antonio this summer!

It's crazy, but summer will be here before we know it! No time like the present to begin planning fun (and FREE!) excursions to keep our kids busy during those hot summer months. Here's our huge list of free (and almost-free) summer movies in San … Continue reading

Start gearing up for summer camp! {Enter to win a free week of camp!}

Start gearing up for summer camp with Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas summer camps!

This post is written and sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! It feels like we just wrapped up spring break but it’s time to start making summer … Continue reading

50+ Free Fiesta Events for Families (2016)

50+ FREE, family-friendly Fiesta San Antonio events in 2016

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE LIST OF FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY FIESTA EVENTS FOR 2016! Fiesta San Antonio, the Alamo City's biggest and most colorful celebration, offers more than 50 free events for families to attend! San Antonio Mom Blogs brings you a … Continue reading

How to choose the perfect baby shower invitation

How to choose the perfect baby shower invitation

This post is written and sponsored by Basic Invite. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! So, you’re expecting a baby. It doesn’t get anymore exciting than that! There’s so much to prepare for … Continue reading

Our top 5 free (or almost-free) things for families to do from Denise Richter’s Book: 100 Things to do in San Antonio Before you Die

100 Things to do in San Antonio Before You Die

This post features an affiliate link. Thank you for supporting the brands and books that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Whether you’re an Alamo City native, born and raised here, or you’re visiting the Alamo City for the first (or second or … Continue reading

Growing Taller at Camp, Inside and Out

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This post is sponsored by T Bar M Camps. Thank you for supporting the brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Imagine with me, the growth and development of your child marked not by their years in school, but by the richness of a summer … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio: April 2016

Free, family friendly fun in San Antonio in April 2016!

Special thanks to contributor Sara Phillips of Sensibly Sara* for creating this month’s Free in San Antonio: our list of free, fun, family-friendly events this April. We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, … Continue reading

Perfect patio dining with kids in San Antonio

Perfect patio dining with kids in San Antonio

Thanks to all of our readers who contributed ideas and photos to this post! Now that the glorious spring weather has arrived, one of the questions we get asked often is, "Where do we go for perfect patio dining with kids in San Antonio?" We … Continue reading

Teaching kids the fun and importance of going to the dentist

Kids love the magical experience at The Dentist for Kids in San Antonio

  This post is sponsored by The Dentists for Kids. Thank you for supporting the brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Some people may feel like taking their child to the dentist is a daunting task, one they dread when their … Continue reading

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: parks and play

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: parks and play

I attended a landscape design conference in Houston this week and learned all about Houston's key parks and landscape design accomplishments. One of the presenters gave a short but compelling talk accompanied by startling images about children … Continue reading

Spring Break giveaways: all week long!

Spring Break giveaways all week long from San Antonio Mom Blogs!

There are more than 50 fun, entertaining, educational, and family-friendly things to do in San Antonio during Spring Break. And, to get you even more excited about Spring Break in San Antonio with your family, we're giving away five awesome prizes … Continue reading

The newly expanded JW Marriott San Antonio River Bluff Water Experience {Giveaway! 4 rare day passes!}

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country's newly expanded River Bluff Water Experience added two new, daring water slides!

San Antonio Mom Blogs is proud to partner with the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort on this post and, as part of our partnership, we received four day passes to use and four to give away. Enter below for your chance to win. Good … Continue reading

Spring consignment sales in San Antonio

Spring consignment sales in San Antonio, spring 2016

It feels as though spring arrived early this year, doesn't it? Which means our kids now need spring and summer clothes! San Antonio Mom Blogs has your list of upcoming spring consignment sales so you can find the best clothing, toys, and equipment … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio: March & Spring Break 2016

Free family fun in San Antonio during March and Spring Break 2016!

Special thanks to contributor Sara Phillips of Sensibly Sara* for creating this month's Free in San Antonio: our list of free, fun, family-friendly events this March (and during Spring Break!). We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is … Continue reading

Settle Down Without Settling Down: Vasectomies Are Great For Families

Settle Down Without Settling Down: Vasectomies Are Great For Families

This post is sponsored by Austin Urology Institute. Thank you for supporting the brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Birth control is one of those things that never stops being kind of an awkward hassle. Before you have kids, you’ve got to … Continue reading

San Antonio movie theaters offer sensory-friendly screenings

San Antonio Movie Theaters offer sensory-friendly screenings

Updated: February 23, 2016 Two movie theater companies in San Antonio offer sensory-friendly screenings of first-run films. Kids and individuals who are sensitive to noise and/or light or who have trouble sitting still for long periods of time can … Continue reading

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: talking with our children about guns

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: parks and play

Earlier this week, I had a much ruder awakening than my usual alarm clock. At 5:30 a.m., the dog started barking frantically and I heard Morgan’s footsteps running down the hall to our bedroom. “Mommy, Daddy, somebody is jumping over the fence … Continue reading

San Antonio Summer Camp Guide 2016

San Antonio Mom Blogs' 2016 Summer Camp Guide

Welcome to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ 2016 Summer Camp Guide! This year’s San Antonio Summer Camp Guide features a wide variety of summer camps sure to engage and excite kids, from preschoolers to teens, no matter their interests. From STEM to sports and … Continue reading