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Archives for August 2012

Two days left to see the free Dinosaur George exhibit

You’ve got just two days left to visit an amazing, free exhibit sponsored by KLRN and North Star Mall: Dinosaur George’s Museum in the Classroom. We visited it today and my kids were mesmerized by the sizes and varieties of dinosaurs hanging out in one of their favorite malls. This incredible display of rare dinosaur […]

What we’re reading: Half Magic by Edward Eager

My kids and I are fans of the Absolutely Mindy show on Kids Place Live on Sirus/XM radio. And one of Mindy’s frequent guests is Peter Glassman the owner of Books of Wonder, New York City’s “oldest and largest independent children’s bookstore, as well as the city’s leading specialist in children’s literature both new and […]

5 Cool Things: Back to School Tips from Savvy Bloggers

For some of us, our kids are already back at school. For others, school’s first day is just around the corner. And, for homeschoolers, school may have been going on all summer long. But whatever our various education situations, we can all use some cool tips for back-to-school shopping and preparation. Here are my five […]

The Witte Museum

Recently, the Witte Museum hosted several San Antonio mom bloggers and their kids to check out the new South Texas Heritage Center. We spent time touring the new interactive exhibit that brings South Texas history to life. We enjoyed an educational (and often humourous) show about cowboys and vaqueros and how they lived in the […]

How are you spending your last, lazy days of summer?

June and July were busy months for us. We visited New Mexico, and South Padre Island, and Horseshoe Bay. My daughter attended Magik Theatre Camp and Science Camp at Toolbox School. But we’re taking August at a much slower pace. We stay up late watching Top Chef Masters, Project Runway, and Shark Week. We sleep late and […]

What would you #CookforJulia ?

August 15, 2012 is Julia Child’s 100th birthday. Happy birthday, girl! In honor of the culinary world’s master maven, PBS and KLRN asked, “What would you cook for Julia?” They were, I believe, asking viewers to submit clever videos of themselves preparing recipes that Julia Child created. My answer to the question is: I would […]

Lego KidsFest Austin, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

Thanks to San Antonio mom bloggers Geekette Bits and A Thrifty Diva, I learned that LEGO KidsFest is coming to Austin at the end of this month (be sure to visit their sites and subscribe – they’re giving away tickets to the event!). Normally I would have thought, “Oh, Lego KidsFest. That’s nice.” Because I had no experience […]

The Santa Fe Children’s Museum

During our recent trip to New Mexico, we visited the Santa Fe Children’s Museum (SFCM). At first, I was underwhelmed. The museum itself is small and the exhibits were all geared towards very young children. I worried that we’d made a mistake and that our seven-year-old would be bored. Thankfully, I was wrong. It’s true […]

5 Cool Things: Non-mom San Antonio Blogs You Should Be Reading

There are over 80 mom-related blogs in San Antonio. But there are tons of great non-mom blogs written by San Antonians too. Here are five you won’t want to miss: An Average Joe in San Antonio Think you know San Antonio? Then you don’t know Joe. Every time I read this blog I learn something […]

Thanks, Brookhollow Library!

What’s better than spending a hot day inside a cool library? Why, making mustaches there too, of course. Thanks to the wonderful librarians at Brookhollow Library for the Summerfest craft party today. The event celebrated the end of the Summer Reading Program. My kids turned in their reading lists and each earned a free book […]