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Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas (#16 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Texas

Visiting 20 San Antonio parks in one year seems like an easy goal, right? Let me assure y'all, it's not as easy as I assumed. This little thing called "life" got in our way and it slurped up our weekends faster than a thirsty toddler with a cup of juice and a bendy straw. The next time I looked up, it was mid-December and we still have two parks to visit to reach our once-seemingly-easy goal (We've been to 18 parks so far but I've only written about 16 as of this post. Stay tuned, more park … Continue reading

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

New Year's Eve Celebrations and Fireworks 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. Ringing in the New Year isn’t just for grown ups. Kids love watching the ball drop just as much … Continue reading

From Me to You is back: a pop up holiday store just for kids!

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

“Mom! When are we going shopping for Christmas?!?” my eager nine-year-old asks. Not usually an avid shopper, she suddenly becomes excited about shopping for family and friends during Christmas these days. That’s due to our family’s newest holiday … Continue reading

Maverick Park in San Antonio, Texas (#15 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Maverick Park in San Antonio, Texas

For #15 of our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks this year, my kids and I visited Maverick Park, a three-acre stretch on the corner of Broadway and Jones. People gathered in Maverick Park on that late Sunday in September to play in the … Continue reading

Road Trip: 5 Free Holiday Happenings in Austin

Take a road trip! 5 free holiday happenings in Austin, Texas

There's always free fun to be had in Austin and today we've got Free Fun in Austin expert Heidi Gollub here to tell us all about her recommended free holiday happenings in Austin. This December, take a quick family road trip north for a whole lot of … Continue reading

Paid focus group for San Antonio women, ages 25-65

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 earlier this year, I wholeheartedly recommend working with them. Here's their latest study for which you may … Continue reading

Why I’m donating to More Than Me on #GivingTuesday

Why I'm donating to More Than Me on Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes today: Giving Tuesday. What's it all about? It's a movement to encourage donations to charitable organizations that are making a difference. Today, I'm donating to More Than Me. Founded by American Katie … Continue reading

You can’t prevent it. There is no cure. But there is something you can do to change that.

There is no cure or prevention for Alzheimer's disease yet, but you can change that.

Disclosure: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute provided a financial incentive for this post. Isabel didn’t have to like me. I was the reason her son left home in Indiana for Texas. I was also his third wife. She was no stranger to the daughter-in-law … Continue reading

How to spend Thanksgiving break 2014 in San Antonio

Family activities during Thanksgiving break in San Antonio

Thanksgiving break is here! Your first thought: Cool, I get to hang out with my kids for seven days. Your second thought: Uh oh, I have to entertain my kids for seven days. In between grocery shopping, cooking, baking, cleaning, and welcoming company … Continue reading

Olmos Park in San Antonio, Texas (#14 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Visit Olmos Park in San Antonio, Texas

Park #14 in our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 San Antonio parks in 2014 is Olmos Park. Vast at just over 1,000 acres, varied in its offerings (60 picnic tables, a pavilion, softball/football/soccer fields, a paved trail and a nature … Continue reading

Dickens on Main: free holiday fun for the whole family on Thanksgiving weekend

Take the kids to Dickens on Main, a free, kid-friendly holiday festival in Boerne, just outside of San Antonio, Texas!

Disclosure: I was invited to a complimentary Paint and Sip evening at The Shabby Palette in Boerne to learn about Dickens on Main. I received a swag bag with items from vendors participating in the event. However, all opinions are mine. To see photos … Continue reading

Free holiday events in San Antonio 2014

Restaurants and cafes on famous San Antonio riverwalk Texas

The holiday season in San Antonio. Is there a prettier time of year? Lights twinkling in trees high above the riverwalk. Parades, caroling, festivals, tree lightings, and honored traditions happen throughout the Alamo City. Here is San Antonio Mom … Continue reading

Confluence Park in San Antonio, Texas (#13 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Confluence Park in San Antonio, Texas (#13 of 20 parks we're visiting for #SA2020Resolutions)

Confession time: Confluence Park (located where the San Antonio River meets San Pedro Creek near Mission Concepción) isn't really a park. Yet. But my kids and I visited it one Saturday in September anyway. We decided to call it park #13 for our … Continue reading

Last weekend to see Grossology at the Witte Museum!

See Grossology at the Witte Museum before it's gone!

Disclosure: my family and I received free passes to visit Grossology over the summer. No other compensation was received. All opinions are mine. Toot, sneeze, snot, burp, barf. C'mon. You're totally grossed out that I'd even type those words, … Continue reading

Olympia Park in San Antonio, Texas (#12 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Olympia Park in San Antonio, Texas

After spending time exploring the picturesque, serene Denman Estate Park, my kids and I were ready to find a playground. So, for the first time ever on our #SA2020Resolutions park challenge, we visited two parks in one day. I asked my GPS for … Continue reading

Easiest pumpkin bread ever

Easiest pumpkin bread ever

Up until I found this recipe, there was nothing easy about pumpkin bread to me. Year after year I'd try recipe after recipe, hoping to recreate my Nana's perfect pumpkin bread I adored in my youth. But, I never had any luck. I ended up with sloppy, … Continue reading

Children’s Hospital of San Antonio welcomes patients to two brand new floors this week

Children's Hospital of San Antonio opens two newly renovated floors to patients this week

Parents want the best for their children in every way. But I think we'd all admit that the quality of our children's health, and the care they receive when they're sick, is of utmost importance. That's why parents across San Antonio are thrilled that … Continue reading

Denman Estate Park in San Antonio, Texas (#11 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Denman Estate Park in San Antonio, Texas

Check out all of the San Antonio parks we've visited this year as part of our #SA2020Resolutions. Nestled into a peaceful nook of the Medical Center, you'll find Denman Estate Park, #11 of 20 San Antonio parks our family's visiting this … Continue reading

The Briscoe Western Art Museum invites kids to explore the Old West

The Briscoe Western Art Museum brings the Old West to life for families

It’s fun to play cowboys in the backyard when you’re a kid. But imagine your child’s excitement over: seeing a life-size replica of a stagecoach up close. seeing where and how the money was locked up to deter stagecoach robbers. touching a … Continue reading

SeaWorld’s Fright Feast: enjoy dinner and a show…if you dare!

SeaWorld's Fright Feast and Cirque du Soulless in San Antonio

Last weekend, as a guest of SeaWorld and as part of their Wildside Blog Ambassador Program, I attended Howl-O-Scream, the park's month-long fear festival which starts at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 31 (and is … Continue reading

Elmendorf Lake Park in San Antonio, Texas (#10 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Elmendorf Lake Park, San Antonio, Texas

Park #10 in our family’s #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks in 2014, is Elmendorf Lake Park. It hasn’t escaped my attention that, in blog posts anyway, we are halfway to our goal. In reality, we’ve visited 16 parks but my blogging needs to … Continue reading

5 tips for your trip to the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Five tips for your visit to the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Disclosure: My family received free admission and a swag bag in addition to four tickets to give away. However, all opinions are mine. LEGO lovers, now is the time to visit the San Antonio Botanical Garden to see Nature Connects, LEGO artist Sean … Continue reading

Paid focus group for San Antonio moms, ages 24-34

Think Group Austin has paid market research opportunities in San Antonio

  This post is sponsored by Think Group Austin.  A few months ago, Think Group Austin asked me to spread the word in San Antonio about research studies and focus group opportunities they host in our city. Before agreeing, I … Continue reading

Weekly Link Up: What San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2014

Weekly Link Up: What San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2014

Last week, several San Antonio bloggers bared their souls. And, as tough as parenting can be sometimes, it’s posts like these that remind us all: we’re not alone. Jennifer compares parenting to parking lots as she decides to embrace her quiet … Continue reading

Chris Park in San Antonio, Texas (#9 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Chris Park in San Antonio, Texas

Only a mother's abiding love could produce a park this beautiful. In the middle of downtown San Antonio, if you know just where to look, you'll find small, tranquil, lushly landscaped Chrispark. Built in 2005 at 111 Camp Street by the late … Continue reading