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Bloggers help the San Antonio Zoo get ready for Zoo Boo

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

  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

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 […]

San Antonio bloggers head to Blog Elevated

This weekend in Houston, bloggers are gathering to take their blogs to the next level at the Blog Elevated conference. Nationally renown speakers (including San Antonio’s own Stacy Teet!) teaching three tracks will cover topics including SEO, storytelling, editorial calendars, Pinterest, how to work with brands, bookkeeping for bloggers, making video a part of your blog, […]

Open play at Alamo Kidsports this August

A few weeks ago, Alamo Kidsports hosted San Antonio mom bloggers and their kids for a complimentary afternoon playdate. Owner Andrea Duke wanted to show off her kids’ fitness facility, which provides sports classes, camps, and open play for kids ages 18 months – 10 years. Free for members and just $7 for non-members, open […]

The Winner of the Summer Photography Camp for Kids spot is…

Christina! Congratulations, Christina. I’ve contacted you via email and you have 24 hours to respond to claim your prize. If I don’t hear from you via email in the next 24 hours, I’ll move on to the next randomly generated winner on the list. Anyone else who would like to register their child(ten) for Candice […]

Spikey Mikey and Dinosaur George: the San Antonio Public Library’s can’t-miss (and free!) summer shows

magic show for kids to get them excited about reading with Mike Cruz

This summer when you’re looking for ways to keep your kids cool and entertained, and yourself sane, be sure to attend both of these free shows at one of many San Antonio library branches. Mike Cruz, aka Spikey Mikey, blends comedy and magic to get kids excited about reading. I’ve seen his show several times […]

Win a free spot for your child at Summer Photography Camp for Kids!

online photography camp class for kids

Disclosure: my child is receiving a free admission to Summer Photography Camp for Kids and I’ve received one spot to give away here. However, all opinions are mine. Win a free spot for your child at Summer Photography Camp for Kids! Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. CDT, on Monday, June 3. See below for […]

What to do with your kids during Spring Break in San Antonio 2013

San Antonio Mom Blogs' guide to Spring Break

If you live in San Antonio, or if you’re visiting for Spring Break, you’re in luck! There is an endless number of fun things to do with your kids in San Antonio all week long. Here are the top picks from San Antonio Mom Blogs for what to do with your kids during Spring Break […]

Meet YOSA: Youth Orchestras of San Antonio

San Antonio classical music performed by children and teens

Disclosure: My daughter and I received complimentary tickets to attend the YOSA concert, Brahms Reimagined. However, all thoughts and opinions are mine. “Laurie Auditorium seems a fitting place to introduce my seven-year-old to YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio),” I thought, as I entered the auditorium last Monday night to attend their concert: Brahms Reimagined. […]

Getting to know Rachel and Brittany with Kids Closet Connection

huge consignment sale twice a year in San Antonio for kids clothes, baby items, maternity, games, toys

Disclosure: Kids Closet Connection is a sponsor of San Antonio Mom Blogs. Brittany Giddens and Rachel Brown are the new owners of the San Antonio area Kids Closet Connection, a consignment mega-sale that brings hundreds of families in San Antonio together to help consignors make money by selling their gently used children’s items and to help […]

Naughty Holiday Fun for the Adult Set: The Santaland Diaries & Season’s Greetings

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Christmas is for the children. Isn’t that what they say? It’s true, what with Santa and elves on shelves, cookies, stockings, and toys. But what about the adults? Parents deserve their own special brand of holiday cheer too (beyond those oh-so-boring office parties). The Playhouse‘s got us covered. This month they’re showing The Santaland Diaries and […]

SeaWorld San Antonio at Christmas: Where the season meets the sea!

Reflections: Christmas carols at SeaWorld San Antonio

Disclosure: As part of SeaWorld San Antonio’s Wildside Blog Ambassador program, I received an annual pass and my family received funcards for admission to SeaWorld for one year. I also received an overnight stay in the Camp dorm, food, beverages, and promotional items in December to experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. However, I was not asked […]

See’s Candies Grand Opening in San Antonio, Oct. 19

Disclosure: I was hired by See’s Candies and received compensation to invite local bloggers to attend a preview of the new See’s Candies store in San Antonio. I attended the event and received free candy and a book about See’s. I was not asked to write about, or photograph, my experience. All opinions are my […]

Free art classes for kids at the Southwest School of Art

I can’t remember who first told me about the Saturday Morning Discovery program at the Southwest School of Art (I think it was a fellow blogger. If it was you, remind me because I’m forever grateful!). I remember being surprised that free, month-long art sessions were offered in San Antonio and I’d never heard about […]

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 […]

5 Cool Things About New Mexico

“You’re going where?” my parents asked when we mentioned our Summer plans. “Aren’t there wildfires there? Is it safe to visit?” a friend questioned. “Why New Mexico?” we heard again, and again. When deciding where to vacation this summer, we choose a road trip to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Our friends and family seemed to […]

The South Texas Heritage Center and Witte Museum!

Grand Opening Weekend at the South Texas Heritage Center

The grand opening for the Witte Museum’s South Texas Heritage Center is this Saturday, May 26! Is it on your Must-Do list? Well, partners, it should be. The South Texas Heritage Center’s grand opening activities promise something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a sneak peek into this San Antonio’s newest historical gem: And, two San […]

Howdy, partners. There’s a new “Cowboy Museum” in town.

South Texas history museum

My kids love the Witte Museum. But they don’t call it that. The name they give it depends upon the most recent special exhibit they’ve seen there. For a time it was the “Dinosaur Museum.” After that they referred to the Witte as the “Bug Museum,” and then the “Fish Museum,” and, most recently, the “Pirate […]

Turning kids into entrepreneurs

kids running lemonade stands on May 6 to learn to become entrepreneurs

While growing up I knew I wanted to do something important with my life. For a while I wanted to be an obstetrician. Then I struggled through high school chemistry and realized that medicine just might not be my path. After that I decided that being a diplomat would be a great fit for my […]

Fiesta Arts Fair for Family Fun

Fiesta fun for families

There are lots of great events during Fiesta for families but one of my favorite is the Fiesta Arts Fair (@FiestaArtsFair), held the first weekend of Fiesta on Saturday and Sunday (April 21 and 22 this year), on the grounds of the Southwest School of Art. Sure, there’s great food (and wine too!) and an […]

5 Cool Things for San Antonio Moms This Week

1. Free Stroller Strides class at their Grand Opening at Brackenridge Park via BloomMaternity (March 28) Ellen at Bloom Maternity’s Bloom Blog turned me on to a free Stroller Strides class on Wednesday, March 28, at 9:30 a.m. at their Brackenridge Park Grand Opening. Even if you’re out of the stroller stage with your kiddos, […]

Free Music Together Classes in San Antonio and Boerne

Looking for something musical (and free!) to do with your little one this week? Heartsong Music, based in Austin, invites parents and their kids to two free sample Music Together Classes in San Antonio and Boerne: March 21 – 10:00am and 11:00am Kathy Marfin’s Dance School 14100 Nacogodoches Road, 78247 March 30 – 9:30am and […]

Weekend Roundup for San Antonio Moms, February 17, 2012

It’s a three-day weekend! Here are a few fun things you won’t want to miss: This weekend, the Witte Museum’s newest exhibit, Darwin: How One Man’s Theory Turned the World on its Head opens to the public. From the description this exhibit sounds like might be best-suited for older children and adults. Although, according to […]