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A Texas Hill Country Christmas: free (& low-cost) holiday fun north of San Antonio

Today, San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor* Pamela Price from The Texas Wildflower. The winter holidays are a wonderful reason to explore the Hill Country region, picking up bits of history and learning about the region’s culture along the way. Below are several opportunities suitable for family adventures–and one grown-up activity–slated for December 2017. Watch Santa […]

Free holiday events in San Antonio (2017)

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! This year, the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Guide to Free Holiday Events is brought to you by our presenting sponsor, Christmas Light Fest, the most dazzling holiday entertainment in the San Antonio area. We […]

Get Outta Town for Girls Night Out: Boerne’s Holiday Diva Night on November 9!

This post is sponsored by Boerne’s Hill Country Mile and written by Kirk Thompson, a part-time PR person and full-time mom, who is always looking for the next great adventure she can share with friends and family. For event information and to find out what else is happening on the Hill Country Mile, visit their Facebook page. Thank you […]

UTSA Alumni Association: The College Conversation Can Start Earlier Than You Think

This post is written and sponsored by the UTSA Alumni Association. The UTSA Alumni Association is offering a membership promotion! Get an annual membership to both the Alumni Association and the San Antonio Zoo for just $45 for a single membership and $75 for a joint membership. Additional memberships can be purchased for $28 which is […]

Where kids eat free on Halloween in San Antonio

Updated as of October 25, 2017 As the spooky night of Halloween draws near it may occur to you: the scariest thing might be how much you’ve spent making or buying costumes. Never fear! San Antonio Mom Blogs is here to help you save some money. Here’s where kids eat free on Halloween in San Antonio. […]

7 Tips for Getting a Great Halloween Costume at the Goodwill

This Halloween post is written by San Antonio blogger Haeley Giambalvo with Design Improvised and sponsored by Goodwill San Antonio. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Introducing our family rock band – this year’s Halloween costumes thanks to a trip to our local Goodwill store! Finding the perfect Halloween […]

Five reasons to take your kids to Zoo Boo!

As a Zoo Troop blogger, I receive free admission to the San Antonio Zoo and other perks and experiences throughout the year, including attending a recent preview of Zoo Boo. However, all opinions are mine. Thank you for supporting the brands, nonprofits, and initiatives that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! The San Antonio Zoo Boo is back and […]

Costumes, Community, and Candy: Bringing Halloween Back to the Simplest of Childhood Pleasures

This Halloween post is written and sponsored by Goodwill San Antonio. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Halloween has changed from a one-day event to a full-on season. “October… It’s already October! I haven’t even thought about the perfect Halloween costume yet!” “How can I get my kid […]

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

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. 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 […]

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 […]