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Why Cardboard Kids is important to me

Cardboard Kids SA: raising awareness of child abuse in Bexar County

Two years ago, Randy McGibeny, director of programs for ChildSafe at the time, said these words to a group of bloggers. We’d come to the ChildSafe offices to learn how we could help spread the word about Cardboard Kids, a new initiative to increase awareness of child abuse in San Antonio. It’s happening everywhere. Abused kids are your neighbors. It’s you. It’s me.” Up until Randy uttered those words, I felt empowered and strong: By attending the meeting, I was learning how to help kids and … Continue reading

San Antonio stay-at-home mom partners with Zaarly to market her successful business

Great home services in San Antonio: Zaarly

This post is sponsored by Zaarly. Thank you for supporting the nonprofits and organizations that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! How would your life change if you stopped wondering, “What if?” and instead, started focusing on the power you have to … Continue reading

Pre-K 4 SA: now accepting applications for 2016-2017!

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This post is sponsored by Pre-K 4 SA. Thank you for supporting the nonprofits and organizations that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Now entering it’s third year, Pre-K 4 SA provides high quality pre-kindergarten education for children across San … Continue reading

Free admission to SeaWorld for Texas preschoolers and teachers

SeaWorld San Antonio offers free passes for Texas preschoolers and teachers in 2015

Updated February 2, 2016 San Antonio Mom Blogs has the scoop on how preschoolers and teachers in Texas can get their FREE SeaWorld Fun Cards that are good through December 31, 2016! Here's what you need to know and how you can get your preschooler … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio: February 2016

Free family activities in San Antonio this February

Thanks to guest contributor Sara Phillips with Sensibly Sara* for putting together our list of free, fun, family-friendly events this month. We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some … Continue reading

Got a need for speed? K1 Speed offers unique, thrilling fun for families

Family fun racing go-karts at K1 Speed in San Antonio

This post is sponsored by K1 Speed. Thank you for supporting the brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Looking for something completely different and exciting to do together as a family? Well, I’ve got something that’s right up your alley! … Continue reading

Free (& almost-free) Rodeo Fun

Free and almost free family-friendly Rodeo events and activities in San Antonio

Updated on January 25, 2016 The start to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the most anticipated days of the year here in the Alamo City. The Rodeo opens on February 11 and San Antonio Mom Blogs rounded up the best San Antonio Stock … Continue reading

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

Mayor and Mom: Ivy Taylor on San Antonio Mom Blogs, January 2015

With our national celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18th and Black History month coming up in February, now is a great time to talk to our children about race relations and our country’s history. I have always been candid in … Continue reading

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ideas for kids of all ages

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ideas for kids of all ages, in San Antonio and beyond

Updated on January 15, 2016 As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches -- it's Monday, January 18, this year -- you may wonder how to honor the legacy of Dr. King with your children. Below are San Antonio Mom Blogs' ideas for commemorating this … Continue reading

Paid focus group for San Antonio women, ages 24-55

Think Group Austin has paid market research opportunities in San Antonio

This post is sponsored by Think Group Austin.  As a prior participant in a Think Group Austin focus group in San Antonio in 2014, I wholeheartedly recommend working with them. Here’s their latest study for which you may qualify: Upcoming research … Continue reading

San Antonio bloggers confront bullying

San Antonio bloggers confront bullying

San Antonio parents and kids are reeling after a young man took his own life last week following months of bullying. Parents and the community are trying to make sense of what happened. We're praying for the young man's family to find peace. We're … Continue reading

Free days and times for San Antonio museums

Free days and times for San Antonio museums

  Updated: January 6, 2016 San Antonio is home to world-class museums. The only thing better than a visit to one of them, is a FREE visit. Below are the days and times for free San Antonio museums. If you don't see your favorite local … Continue reading

Kids eat free at Pollo Tropical!

Kids eat free at Pollo Tropical on Tuesdays

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I just love Pollo Tropical and I know you will too! One of my kids’ favorite places to grab a quick, healthy meal is Pollo Tropical. They love the juicy grilled chicken and the wide variety of kid-friendly … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio: January 2016

Free family friendly events and activities in San Antonio this January!

Thanks to guest contributor Sara Phillips with Sensibly Sara for putting together our list of free, fun, family-friendly events this month. We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some … Continue reading

Welcome Mayor Ivy Taylor to San Antonio Mom Blogs!

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

San Antonio Mom Blogs is excited to welcome Mayor Ivy Taylor! We’re rounding out 2015 by interviewing San Antonio’s mayor and introducing her new, monthly feature here which debuts in January, 2016. We’re proud to provide a nonpartisan venue for … Continue reading

New Year’s Eve fun in San Antonio for kids and families

2016 New Year's Eve Celebrations for kids and families in San Antonio

Disclosure: I’m a SeaWorld Wildside blogger. I receive complimentary passes for my family and other perks throughout the year. All opinions are mine. When it comes to fun, family-friendly ways to ring in the New Year, the Alamo City never … Continue reading

Free SeaWorld annual pass or Fun Card when you buy one: give the gift of incredible experiences!

Buy one annual SeaWorld pass or Fun Card and get one free!

I’m a SeaWorld Wildside blogger. I receive complimentary passes for my family and other perks throughout the year. All opinions are mine. My kids are SeaWorld kids through and through and they have been since before they could walk. Forever … Continue reading

Skip the Mall and Shop Local, Dec. 11-19: Enjoy a Moms’ Night Out at OPEN Holiday Market

OPEN holiday pop up shops! Shop local in downtown San Antonio from Dec. 11 - 19, 2015

This post is written and sponsored by The City of San Antonio. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! With the holidays nearing and children passing around their Christmas lists, it’s normal to … Continue reading

Free family fun during the holidays at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

Visit the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort for the holidays!

My family and I received a one-night stay at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, but all opinions are mine. Few places are prettier during the holidays than the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort. With the natural beauty of … Continue reading

Create really awesome FREE things with your kids with the new book, C.R.A.F.T.

100 fun, easy, free crafts for kids!

Guest contributor Delaney Pence wrote today’s post.* We received a complimentary copy of C.R.A.F.T.: Creating Really Awesome Free Things from author and blogger Jamie Dorobek. This post includes affiliate links. I've always been a maker since I … Continue reading

Holiday shopping for kids that teaches them to give back!

From Me to You: holiday shopping for kids that gives back to our San Antonio community

Are your kids eager to shop for friends and family during the holidays? But, wait. That means you always know what you're receiving from them, right? You take them shopping and the perfect gift they select for you must be purchased in your presence, … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio: December 2015

Free, family-friendly events in San Antonio this December!

Thanks to guest contributor Sara Phillips with Sensibly Sara for putting together our list of free, fun, family-friendly events this month. We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some … Continue reading

Giraffes are back at the San Antonio Zoo

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The San Antonio Zoo welcomes giraffes back to the Alamo City today (Friday, November 20) in grand style with a brand new exhibit, the Savanna, built just for them. San Antonio Mom Blogs is proud to partner with the San Antonio Zoo to give you a first … Continue reading

Help the San Antonio Food Bank this holiday season, every time you shop online

Generate donations to the San Antonio Food Bank every time you shop online with Shop2Care

This post is sponsored by Shop2Care. Thank you for supporting the brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Raise your hand if you'll be shopping online this holiday season. My hand's raised HIGH, y'all. I love shopping online to avoid the … Continue reading

Become a Giraffe Ambassador at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Become a Giraffe Ambassador at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch in San Antonio, Texas

Disclosure: My family and I attended a complimentary beta test of the new Giraffe Ambassador program at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. However, all opinions are mine. It’s a big week for giraffes in San Antonio. Giraffes return to the San Antonio … Continue reading