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

A visit to the Hill Country Science Mill

A visit to the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City, Texas, a STEM center for kids and families

Today, San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Melanie Mendez-Gonzales from ¿Qué Means What?. Our familia loves everything STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math) so we were eager to check out the Hill Country Science Mill. We’ve driven through Johnson City, where the Science Mill is located, many times while traveling across the state to visit family. Learning that a state-of-the-art STEM educational center for families now breathes new life into the old grist mill … Continue reading

A week of Spring Break giveaways!

San Antonio Mom Blogs' Week of Spring Break Giveaways!

Sure, next week boasts more than 50 fun, entertaining, educational, and family-friendly things to do in San Antonio for Spring Break. But wouldn't it be cool to win FREE tickets to some of them this week? San Antonio Mom Blogs' Week of Spring … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio: March 2015

Free family-friendly activities in San Antonio during March 2015

March welcomes spring to San Antonio with tons of free, family-friendly events and activities. Enjoy the weather and the free fun, all month long! DON'T MISS OUR: 50+ Things to Do During Spring Break in San Antonio post!  Free fitness events … Continue reading

Meet The Bra Chick: Your New Breast Friend

Bra fitting appointments and parties in San Antonio with The Bra Chick, Lisa Curbello

Disclosure: I received a complimentary bra fitting and one complimentary bra for the purposes of reviewing this experience. All opinions are mine. Your BRA. Yeah, I said it. It’s something you probably don’t think or talk much about anywhere with … Continue reading

Spring 2015 consignment sales in San Antonio

Spring consignment sales in San Antonio, spring 2015

Pretty soon we'll pack away our, say it with me, “winter” clothes and pull out our colorful shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits for the approaching warmer weather. If you're in need of spring and summer kids' clothes, baby care items, toys, and … Continue reading

Our 2015 San Antonio Summer Camp Guide

San Antonio Mom Blogs' 2015 Summer Camp Guide

Introducing the San Antonio Mom Blogs' 2015 Summer Camp Guide! This year's Guide features the best San Antonio camps for your kids, from sports and the outdoors, to the arts, to science and technology, and much more. These summer camps vary in … Continue reading

50+ things to do during Spring Break in San Antonio

50+ things to do during Spring Break in San Antonio: Your Guide to Family Fun!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wait. You thought that was Christmas? No! Here in South Texas, Spring Break is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Rarely cold and almost never too hot, Spring Break weather in San Antonio is … Continue reading

Paid market research opportunity for men and women in San Antonio

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

Kids eat free at Thai Topaz on Tuesday & Thursday nights

Kids eat free at Thai Topaz in Castle Hills on Tuesday and Thursday nights in San Antonio

Disclosure: I recently dined at Thai Topaz as their guest, along with other local bloggers, to sample their cuisine and to learn about their kids' menu. I returned a week later with my family (on our own dime) because I wanted my husband and kids … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Celebrations in San Antonio

Valentine's Day celebrations in San Antonio for kids, families, friends, and couples

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples any more. There’s plenty of heart-felt fun to be had in the Alamo City for kids, families, friends, and yes, couples, to enjoy. Check out these Valentine’s Day celebrations with heart: Send an Old Fashioned … Continue reading

San Antonio Mom Blogs Featured on Park Bench

San Antonio Mom Blogs appears on Park Bench, a show created by The City of San Antonio to showcase our city's parks

When you visit 20 parks in San Antonio in one year, people start asking questions. "Where did you go?" "Which park was your favorite?" "How did you get started?" "Does San Antonio even have 20 parks?" (Yes! San Antonio has hundreds of parks and … Continue reading

Free (& almost-free) Rodeo Fun

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

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 12 and San Antonio Mom Blogs rounded up the best San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo deals (and related … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio: February 2015

Free in San Antonio for kids and families in San Antonio this February

DON'T MISS OUR FREE SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW AND RODEO ROUND UP: Check out San Antonio Mom Blogs' free (& almost-free) family friendly Rodeo events, deals, and discounts.  FREE coffee at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants during February (no … Continue reading

Winter melts away at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

In warm and cold weather, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa is the perfect winter getaway

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary accommodations for two nights in a suite at the JW Marriott in San Antonio but we handled all of our other expenses. I received no additional compensation and all opinions are mine. This post does … Continue reading

San Antonio Movie Theaters offer sensory-friendly screenings

San Antonio Movie Theaters offer sensory-friendly screenings

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 enjoy going to the movies … Continue reading

Our favorite Parents’ Night Out programs in San Antonio

Our favorite Parents' Night Out Programs in San Antonio

Having a regular, trustworthy babysitter is one of a parent’s greatest assets. But sometimes, sitters aren’t available when you need a night out on the town. Or, you’d like a date night out with your significant other without paying $12 an hour for … 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

As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches -- it's Monday, January 19, 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 important day with kids of all … Continue reading

{Giveaway} Win front-of-the-line passes for America’s Got Talent auditions in San Antonio

Win passes to go to the front of the line at the America's Got Talent auditions in San Antonio!

San Antonio: do you or your kids have a special talent? A skill like no other? Do you love to entertain friends and family with your unique gift? Well, guess what? America’s Got Talent wants to see YOU in San Antonio at their auditions on Thursday, … Continue reading

Free in San Antonio: January 2015

Free in San Antonio: January 2015

Free fitness events across San Antonio during January from the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. Free entrance days at National Parks (fantastic list by local blogger Heather Hernandez with GeeketteBits.com). San Antonio parks are … Continue reading

The Best Blog Posts by San Antonio Bloggers in 2014

The Best Blog posts by San Antonio bloggers in 2014

San Antonio bloggers didn't hold back in 2014. When writing about the highs (or lows) of parenting, encouraging us to examine our self worth, charting new careers, creating bold recipes, or coming to terms with a difficult diagnosis, San … Continue reading

Comanche Lookout Park in San Antonio, Texas (#20 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Comanche Lookout Park in San Antonio, Texas

Park #20 presented something no other park before it had: a feeling of pressure. Picking just the right park for #20 seemed like a big deal. Not only would it be the last park we'd visit in 2014, but it would also be the location of our celebration - … Continue reading

Change the world with #DeedADay and the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet

#DeedADay and 100 Good Deeds bracelet

Disclosure: I received this 100 Good Deeds bracelet as a gift to review and share with my readers. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. What if everyone did one good deed every day? The world would be a brighter place if … Continue reading

Mud Creek Park in San Antonio, Texas (#19 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Mud Creek Park in San Antonio, Texas

Was it the cold and gloomy day? Was it the KEEP OUT and Private Property signs on the fence lining the trail upon which we walked? Was it the grafitti sprayed across the nearby dam?  Or maybe it was just the active imaginations of my kids who … Continue reading

Travis Park in San Antonio, Texas (#18 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Travis Park in San Antonio, Texas

Sometimes park visits are completely spontaneous, as with park #18 we visited recently: Travis Park. We were downtown running some holiday errands when I remembered this park promised San Antonio a snow day. The park's free Let It Snow event boasted … Continue reading

Stone Oak Park in San Antonio, Texas (#17 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Stone Oak Park, San Antonio, Texas

After visiting so many local parks this year, I'm still surprised by how much of each park we don't see. My kids and I hit a park, experience it, photograph it, and head home. Next, I visit the San Antonio Parks and Recreation website to … Continue reading