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Perfect family entertainment for all ages: Alice! A Ballet Wonderland

This post about Alice! A Ballet Wonderland is written and sponsored by Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Imagine a darkened theater. The music starts, the curtain raises, and a young woman in a familiar blue and white dress makes her way across […]

Free (& almost-free & not free) Halloween events for families (2017)

This year, the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Free (& almost-free & not free) Halloween events for families (2017) is brought to you by our presenting sponsor, Goodwill San Antonio, your one-stop-shop for Halloween with costumes under $10! Find a Goodwill location near you: Free (& almost-free & not free) Halloween events for families take place all […]

Free festivals in San Antonio this fall (2017)

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Fall temperatures are just around the corner (Aren’t they? Please say they are!), so it’s the perfect time to enjoy free festivals in San Antonio in the beautiful […]

Free movies in San Antonio this fall (2017)

What better escape from back-to-school and the hustle and bustle of daily life than to see free movies in San Antonio this fall? There are plenty of free (and almost-free!) movies to keep you and your kids entertained. And, many of them are outdoors so you can enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Here’s our huge […]

Beat the Heat at Natural Bridge Caverns

This post is written and sponsored by Natural Bridge Caverns. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Every summer about this time moms go online, turning to social media for ways to escape the summer heat that don’t include mindlessly staring at a screen. San Antonio in August produces […]

Paid focus group in San Antonio for women, ages 25 – 54

This post is sponsored by Think Group Austin.  As a prior participant in a Think Group Austin focus group in San Antonio in 2014, I wholeheartedly recommend working with them. Here’s their latest study for which you may qualify: Think Group is looking to speak with females ages 25-54 who live in the San Antonio area and order […]

Free art classes for kids at Southwest School of Art: Saturday Morning Discovery

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. I’ve written about the wonderful experiences my kids and I have had attending free, month-long Saturday Morning Discovery art experiences at the Southwest School of Art. These […]

Taking a high-tech Texas summer road trip in the 2018 Chevy Equinox

One of my favorite things about summer is the ability to spend time reconnecting with my sister and her kids. Although we live in the same town, our busy work schedules and kid commitments during the year make it tough to get quality time together. For the last few years, we’ve made a point to […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Election Night and Beyond

As a result of recent election results, this will be my final blog entry. I will be focusing on my more important job of being Morgan’s mom, instead of mayoring. This change in status gave me the opportunity to share some important lessons with Morgan. As the election returns came in and we all realized […]

SeaWorld’s new heart racer, Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster

Please note: My family and I received complimentary admission to the SeaWorld San Antonio VIP preview party for the purposes of riding and reviewing their new roller coaster. However, all opinions are mine. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! On the eve of its grand opening to the public, […]

Free days and times for San Antonio museums

  Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Updated: June 2017 San Antonio is home to world-class museums. The only thing better than a visit to one of them, is a FREE visit. […]

70+ Vacation Bible Schools: mapped for easy search

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Today, San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes local blogger and guest contributor* Sara Phillips, with Sensibly Sara, who compiled this comprehensive list of more than 70 VBS […]

Free summer reading programs

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Seven Seas Food and Wine Festival at SeaWorld Texas – last weekend to go!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Please note: I received complimentary admission to both SeaWorld and the Seven Seas Wine and Food Festival for the purposes of attending and reviewing the event. […]

Three reasons your daughter will love synchronized swimming (& details about upcoming, low-cost synchro clinics in San Antonio!)

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Last year my daughter joined the Cygnets of San Antonio, a synchronized swimming team which started more than 50 years ago. Since then she’s gained strong […]

San Antonio area splash pads, pools, and waterparks: where to get wet!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. A special thank you to the following photographers who graciously allowed us to use their splash pad photos for this post! top: Schertz Family Fun, bottom left: Hemisfair, […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Morgan, my 13-year-old baby

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Morgan is 13-years-old now and pretty confident that she knows a lot more than me and her daddy. Thirteen has been challenging for all of us. When […]

100+ Free Things for Kids and Families to do in San Antonio this Summer (2017)

 Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Having fun with your kids in the Alamo City this summer doesn’t have to break the bank. San Antonio Mom Blogs created a  list of more than 100 […]

Free Swimming Lessons in San Antonio

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Two things happened to lead me to write this post: 1. A Twitter follower asked, “Do you know where my son can get free swimming lessons?” […]

Family fun: The Amazing Preservation Race for Kids!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. This post is sponsored by the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! […]

#Maynicures & One in Five Minds: breaking the stigma of childhood mental illness

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. This post is sponsored by One in Five Minds. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Imagine a pinwheel. […]

Free summer movies in San Antonio (2017)

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Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Keeping a clean home

  Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Morgan recently caught me watching a few moments of, “Hoarding: Buried Alive,” and she said, “Mommy, I don’t know why you like to watch this.” […]

Why Cardboard Kids is important to me

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! A few years ago, Randy McGibeny, director of programs for ChildSafe at the time, said these words to a group of bloggers. We’d come to the ChildSafe offices to learn how we could […]

Make Summer Days Count

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! This post is sponsored by T Bar M Camps. Thank you for supporting the brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! At T Bar M Camps, we seek to squeeze the most out of […]