Fiesta posts by San Antonio bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for April 14 – 20, 2014

Fiesta posts by San Antonio bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for April 14 - 20, 2014

Fiesta is in full swing! Here’s a look at what San Antonio bloggers are writing about it, including reviews of favorite events, Fiesta guides for beginners, DIY Fiesta decor, and insider tips for the best ways to enjoy the Alamo City’s biggest celebration. New to San Antonio and wondering what this Fiesta thing is all […]

Free, family-friendly Fiesta San Antonio events!

A list of suggested family friendly and free events at Fiesta San Antonio

Fiesta is San Antonio’s biggest celebration of the year: The parades! The confetti! The food! The music! The rides! The pageantry! But, with 18 straight days filled with more than 100 Fiesta events, how do you know which ones are best suited for families and also won’t break the bank? Welcome to San Antonio Mom […]

Weekly Link Up for April 7 – 13, 2014

Weekly Link Up for April 7 - 13, 2014

Y’all, the San Antonio Book Festival was breathtaking. It was the Fiesta of books. It was a reader’s paradise, a writer’s playground, and a child’s vivid dream prancing boldly around words and into billowing tents and amidst the vivid colors of the San Antonio Library splashed against the backdrop of an unseasonably gray spring sky. And […]

Fun and affordable Girl Scout Summer Camps: you don’t have to be in a troop to go!

Affordable, fun, Girl Scout summer camps in South Texas without having to join a troop!

Disclosure: In a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, this post is the first in a series about the Girl Scouts Pathways Program and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas’ summer camps. In exchange for learning about, touring, attending, and sharing about my family’s experience with these camps, I am being provided with […]

Free in San Antonio through April 6, 2014

Free in San Antonio through April 6, 2014

Now through Sunday, April 13, McDonald’s Free small McCafe coffee during breakfast hours Follow @McDGreaterSA on Twitter for details and use the hashtag: #SASmilesForCoffee Now through Thursday, May 22 Dinosaur Days at San Antonio Branch Libraries During the San Antonio Public Library’s free Dinosaur Days, kids five and under will get to use playdough with […]

Free events in San Antonio March 29-31, 2014

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Don’t miss these free, family-friendly events in San Antonio this weekend from the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Free in San Antonio Pinterest board: Spring Fever Festival at the Cibolo Nature Center, Saturday, March 29, 10:30 – 1:30: gardening workshops, kids garden and craft activities Girls Inc. Science Festival 2014, Rockit into the Future, Saturday, March 29, […]

Cardboard Kids SA: It’s happening everywhere

Cardboard Kids SA - bringing awareness to child abuse in San Antonio and Bexar County with Child Safe on April 3, 2014

It’s happening everywhere. Abused kids are your neighbors. It’s you. It’s me.” – Randy McGibeny, director of programs for ChildSafe Randy’s words have haunted me ever since I sat down with him, ChildSafe President and CEO Kim Abernethy, Director of Development Cathy Siegel, and the other members of the dedicated team at ChildSafe, a nonprofit […]

Free events in San Antonio March 22-23, 2014

Free events in San Antonio on March 22-23, 2014

Don’t miss these free, family-friendly events in San Antonio this weekend from the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Free in San Antonio Pinterest board: Artpace Family Day 2014: Saturday, March 22 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Frozen! Free Movie this Saturday, March 22nd at 8:00 p.m. on Woodlawn Lake  Foundation Family Fun Fest 2nd annual sensory-friendly […]

Looking forward to the San Antonio Book Festival: a round up of posts by San Antonio bloggers

San Antonio Book Festival 2014

photos courtesy of Shane Kyle from CE Group We live in a “City on the Rise” so it makes sense that our annual San Antonio Book Festival (which is free and open to the public!) will draw over 90 acclaimed national and regional authors to the Alamo City to share, discuss, and sell their works. […]

First look at Zootennial Plaza at the San Antonio Zoo

Zootennial Plaza at the San Antonio Zoo

Hoping to avoid the Spring Break crowds at the San Antonio Zoo next week, the kids and I headed there yesterday after school for our first glimpse of Zootennial Plaza. It’s gorgeous and well worth the wait! But, before I show you how lovely Zootennial Plaza is, I’ve got to share our celebrity siting. We […]

Free art for kids in San Antonio and the Weekly Link Up for March 3 – 9, 2014

Free art for kids in San Antonio and the Weekly Link Up for March 3 - 9, 2014

Thanks to a friendly invitation for a meetup/play date from Inga with San Antonio Charter Moms, Delaney, Waylon, and I attended First Sunday for Families at the San Antonio Museum of Art yesterday. This monthly event is free for kids 12 and under and adults are just $10 each. You can also get an annual family […]

Weekly Link Up for Feb. 3 – 9, 2014

Weekly Link Up for Feb. 3 - 9, 2014

I spent Saturday with some smart San Antonio bloggers (Stacy, Melanie, Claire, Amy, Shari, Molly, Kim and a blogger I just met that day, Teresa) and about 100 other women and men, discussing the topic of body image and redefining beauty with the help of Karen Walrond and local art collective, Mas Rudas. If you think, even […]

A snowy SeaWorld Christmas!

Snow at SeaWorld San Antonio

Disclosure: I’m a SeaWorld Wildside blogger. I receive complimentary passes for my family and other perks throughout the year. All opinions are mine.   Last Saturday was cold. VERY cold. But even with the high temperature for the day reaching just 31 degrees, there was no snow to be found in San Antonio — unless […]

Bloggers help the San Antonio Zoo get ready for Zoo Boo

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Disclosure: my kids and I received complimentary admission to the San Antonio Zoo, snacks, and free tickets to the Zoo Boo. But we love the Zoo and we buy a family membership each year so, rest assured, all of the fascinating opinions in this post are completely mine. On the most fall-like morning we’ve experienced […]

Tips for keeping your cool at SeaWorld’s new and improved, super-scary Howl-O-Scream

Tips for keeping your cool at SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream Halloween event

You’ve heard the expression, “Do one thing that scares you every day.” When you attend SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream, you can cross that task off your list for life. This year, SeaWorld’s Halloween event is geared toward an older crowd (13 years and up) and it’s scarier (and more fun) than ever. The Howl-O-Scream experience is included […]

BlogItSA! date announced and the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Weekly Link Up for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2013

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  Last February, San Antonio bloggers meet at Geekdom for the first-ever BlogItSA. The brainchild of blogger and journalist Laura Lorek (who founded Silicon Hills News), BlogItSA brought together a full house of San Antonio bloggers who shared and learned about blogging and related topics. Created to be a biannual event, the next BlogItSA is […]

Blog Elevated gems: takeaways to launch your blog to the next level

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The Blog Elevated conference in Houston last week was a complete brain buster. I attended nine sessions over two days, furiously scribbled notes, joked around with my fellow San Antonio bloggers and had an all-around, spectacular experience. Thanks to conference organizers Bobbi Byrd and Lisa Stauber (and their team of volunteers) for creating a high-caliber, business-oriented […]