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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 directions to the closest park and Olympia Park popped up on the screen. As we've already seen from Chris Park, a park doesn't have to be huge to be great. San Antonio has over 185 parks, many of them smaller, neighborhood parks, like … 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 {Giveaway!}

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

San Antonio Pumpkin Patches 2014

San Antonio Pumpkin Patches 2014

There’s something about a pumpkin patch: the cheery bright and bold colors of fall signaling the changing of the seasons; the excitement of selecting just the right pumpkins for our porch; the anticipation of what we'll carve into them as we … Continue reading

Weekly Link Up: What San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 22 – 28, 2014

What San Antonio bloggers are writing during September 22 - 28, 2014

Thanks to all of the San Antonio bloggers who’ve been linking up their posts here each week. Last week more than 30 posts were shared! Here are just a few of the highlights from a week that was filled with great writing, creative ideas, and helpful … Continue reading

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 … 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