San Antonio Mom Blogs - Life and Parenting in the Alamo City

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 South Texas summer camps and their flexible Pathways Program, which allows girls to participate in their activities and opportunities without joining a troop. In exchange for sharing with you here, on San Antonio Mom Blogs, about these camps (which I’ve learned … Continue reading

The Do Seum: San Antonio’s new children’s museum is perfect for our City on the Rise

A look at San Antonio's new children's museum: The Do Seum

San Antonio is a City on the Rise, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the effort to create a sustainably developed, state-of-the-art museum for the children of San Antonio. The Do Seum, which opens to the public on June 1, 2015, encourages … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through July 27, 2014

Here's what's Free in San Antonio through July 27, 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 for July 21 – 27, 2014

San Antonio Mom Blogs' Weekly Link Up for July 21 - 27, 2014: what are mom bloggers writing about in San Antonio?

This summer, San Antonio Mom Blogs is saying farewell (for now!) to two bloggers: Lisa, with Crazy Adventures in Parenting, and Claire, with The Half-Hearted Housewife. We’ll miss them but once you’re a member of #samoms and #satxbloggers, you’re a … Continue reading

Road Trip: 5 free things to do with kids in Houston

Free fun in Houston for families: Nature Discovery Center

Jennifer Patrick's enthusiasm for life is contagious. When she's in a room, people are drawn to her bubbly personality, wildly hilarious sense of humor, and kind and charming nature. She's another of the amazing bloggers I've met through the SeaWorld … Continue reading

Oaks Crossing: HEB’s new restaurant is tasty, affordable, and kid-friendly

A large variety of beer, beautiful patio, and fresh menu choices at Oaks Crossing at Stone Oak in San Antonio

A restaurant? In HEB, you say? Really?!? Yes! My husband, son, and I stopped by Oaks Crossing for dinner last week. HEB's new restaurant at The Market at Stone Oak offers a weekday happy hour from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with tempting food and drink … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through July 20, 2014

Free family-friendly fun in San Antonio through July 20, 2014

FREE, month-long art classes for kids, ages 5-17, in San Antonio at the Southwest School of Art. Registration is now open and spots fill quickly! Saturday Morning Discovery at the Southwest School of Art provides free two-hour art sessions on … Continue reading

Weekly Link Up for July 14 – 20, 2014

What San Antonio mom bloggers are writing about this week

A wide variety of posts, some funny, others moving, and many helpful, appeared on last week's link up. Here are just a few of the highlights: Folks on Twitter loved learning about Veronica’s weekly reading basket for kids when I shared her post … Continue reading

San Antonio Foodie News

Oaks Crossing at the HEB in Stone Oak

  There’s so much fantastic foodie news to keep up with in San Antonio right now, I had to start a list. Maybe you can use it too. Chef David Gilbert of Tuk Tuk Taproom is no foodie slouch. When he says, “Eat here,” you don’t ask … Continue reading

Free days and times for San Antonio museums

Free day and times for San Antonio Museums

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 free days and times for San Antonio museums. If you don't see your favorite local museum's free days and times included … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through July 13, 2014

Free in San Antonio through July 13, 2014

Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, San Fernando Cathedral, Main Plaza, 115 N. Main, 78205, at 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. San Antonio | The Saga. This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night on … Continue reading

Weekly Link Up for July 7 – 13, 2014

San Antonio Mom Blogs' Weekly Link Up for July 7 - 13, 2014

It was a big weekend, y'all. I drove my first-born two hours away from our home to summer camp in the beautiful Texas Hill Country for the first time. Few things go more against your motherly instinct than leaving your kid with strangers, in the … Continue reading

You call it parenting

Your child's first experience at sleep away summer camp

“How does she do it?” my husband asks, when he describes the way our daughter bounced out of his car and ran, happily, into her first morning of day camp a few weeks ago. He is truly puzzled. “That’s so completely foreign to me. Even now, as an … Continue reading

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Dallas / Fort Worth

Five free things for kids and families to do in Dallas and Ft. Worth

I met Courtney, with My Crazy Savings, through the SeaWorld Wildside blog ambassador program a few years ago. Courtney’s a mom to three girls and she’s a super savings wizard to boot. I knew she’d have great suggestions for fun things families can do … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through July 6, 2014

Free, family-friendly events and activities in San Antonio through July 6, 2014

FREE swimming at San Antonio public outdoor pools: The San Antonio public pool swimming season runs through Aug. 16. Hours of operation at the majority of the department’s 24 outdoor pools during the summer are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 7 … Continue reading

Weekly Link Up for June 30 – July 6, 2014

San Antonio Mom Blogs Weekly Link Up for June 30 - July 6, 2014

Summer. Is it as idyllic as you'd dreamed it would be? Or is it more rushed and hectic than the summers of your youth? My family is definitely having fun but summer is keeping us pretty busy too. I'm longing for some leisurely days with nothing on my … Continue reading

Blogging tips and tools from Texas bloggers at AdventureCon14

Blogging tools and tips from Texas Bloggers at AdventureCon in San Antonio

Last weekend, as a guest of SeaWorld and as part of their Wildside Blog Ambassador Program, I attended AdventureCon, an annual conference for Texas parenting and lifestyle bloggers hosted by SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica. An intimate group of … Continue reading

San Antonio Foodie Date Night!

San Antonio Foodie Date Night! Check out these five culinary gems from San Antonio's food scene.

It's something we San Antonians already knew: San Antonio is a major foodie destination! Wine Enthusiast named San Antonio one of the 5 Best Foodie Cities in 2014. When deciding where to spend your hard-earned date night dollars, check out these five … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through June 29, 2014

Free family friendly events and activities in San Antonio through June 29, 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

July 4th Fireworks in and around San Antonio

4th of July fireworks in San Antonio 2014

Here's your list of family-friendly Fourth of July fireworks displays and celebrations for 2014 in San Antonio and surrounding communities. Happy Independence Day! ~~~~~Free 4th of July celebrations~~~~~ City of San Antonio 4th of July … Continue reading

So Bro Pizza Co for a fun, family lunch or a sophisticated date night

So Bro Pizza Co in San Antonio for family fun and food or a sophisticated date night

Disclosure: On my second visit to So Bro Pizza Co, I was a guest of the restaurant and enjoyed complimentary food and beverages. However, all opinions are mine. Some businesses in San Antonio understand, inherently, how to use social media to … Continue reading

Summer “Pinspiration” with Dr. Smith’s (and a $250 Amazon gift card giveaway!)

Summer "Pinspiration" with Dr. Smith's & a giveaway!

During these lovely, sunny summer days what could be better than a little "pinspiration?" This week I'm partnering with Dr. Smith's to pin some of my favorite sun-kissed summer fun ideas onto their Summer Pinspiration board. Check out their board … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio through June 22, 2014

Free in San Antonio through June 22, 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

Love and support for a San Antonio mom blogger and the Weekly Link Up for June 16 – 22, 2014

Love and support for a San Antonio mom blogger and the Weekly Link Up for June 16 - 22, 2014

Our local group of mom bloggers here in San Antonio is extraordinary. I'm always in awe of the kindness, love, support, and respect we show to one another. And, when one of us celebrates, we all celebrate. When one of us is hurting, we all hurt. San … Continue reading

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Austin

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Austin

San Antonio is a great place to spend your summer but, sometimes, it's exciting to get out of town for a bit in search of new adventures. Austin is full of fun and funky kid-friendly things to do and, better yet, I know someone with the scoop on all … Continue reading