San Antonio Mom Blogs - Life and Parenting in the Alamo City

Sub Zero Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt: where sweet treats meet science

San Antonio's hottest ice cream shop

We’d driven past the sign at 281 and Bitters many times over the last month but we’d never stopped. “What is that place, mom?” my kids would ask. “Just another ice cream shop,” I’d reply. But recently, on a whim, I decided to drop in to check it out. I was surprised to find that […]

What San Antonio moms are writing about: the Weekly Link Up for May 19 – 25, 2014

What San Antonio moms are writing about: the Weekly Link Up for May 19 – 25, 2014

Last week’s Link Up featured lots of posts about food and motherhood. It seems, as we get closer to summer, San Antonio mom bloggers are thinking about the different ways they nourish their families and themselves. One Happy Mom at Living in Heels in a LEGO World is relatively new to blogging, but not single […]

Earth Burger, San Antonio’s first and only plant-based, fast food restaurant

Earth Burger: San Antonio's first and only fast food vegetarian restaurant

Back in the 90s I was vegetarian…for about a year. I just couldn’t hack it. I missed cheeseburgers too darn much. I finally gave up the veggie life when my friend (rightly) called me out for my closet burger binges. Now, the folks behind Green Vegetarian are giving me a reason to reconsider a vegetarian […]

The Culinaria 5K Wine and Beer Run and a chance to win tickets to a Culinaria Festival Week event

Culinaria 5K wine and beer run in San Antonio, Texas

Disclosure: I received two tickets to a Culinaria event but no other compensation was received. All thoughts are mine. Photos are courtesy of Culinaria. While I’m not a total coach potato and I do enjoy some forms of exercise, few things in this world can make me run. Let’s see: zombies, country music, oh, and […]

Kimura for a perfect date night

Kimura in downtown San Antonio: an Izakaya, ramen noodle restaurant

It’s a funny thing: one day you look up and realize the world’s been spinning out there without you. I mean, you knew it was happening but, once you became a parent, you were too busy with late night feedings, lack of quality sleep, getting through the teething and potty training and preschool to notice. […]

Committing the baker’s ultimate sin (or, worst cupcakes ever)

Committing the baker's ultimate sin (or, worst cupcakes ever)

My baking is spontaneous. I’ll run home for about 40 minutes, in between dropping off and picking up my kids, and think, “Wouldn’t it create a pretty-as-a-Pinterest-picture if my darlings came home to freshly baked cupcakes?” Instead of spending those few, treasured moments alone doing something meaningful (like watching the Game of Thrones preview on […]

Tips for a perfectly frosted cake

Easy tips for frosting a beautiful cake

When I turned 43 a few weeks ago, I had one goal in mind: to bake myself a from-scratch birthday cake. The first time I ever made a cake was last fall. I used this simple (and wonderful) chocolate cake recipe but, instead of chocolate frosting between the layers I used Bonne Maman raspberry jam […]

Low-fat Living: Thai green curry chicken

Low fat Thai green curry chicken

One of my absolute favorite things in the whole wide world is green curry. Up until a few years ago, I was a Panang gal through and through. And then, during a fateful lunch at Tong’s Thai, my cousin introduced me to green curry. Oooooh, baby. It’s spicier than the mild Panang but just as […]

One parenting urban legend that’s true (and a visit to Tuk Tuk Taproom)

Date night at Tuk Tuk Taproom

Last weekend my husband and I experienced something we previously believed to be nothing more than a parenting urban legend – a situation so mystical, so magical, so unicorn-like in its impossibility, that some will try to say it didn’t really happen. I’m here to assure you, it did. And, if you’re really lucky (and […]

Low-fat Living: blueberry muffins with less fat

Low-fat Living: Blueberry Muffins from

At the end of last year, late one night, I experienced what can only be described as a seven-hour-long debilitating attack of nightmarish pain and illness. It felt like someone lassoed my chest with a wide elastic band that was on fire then proceeded to squeeze it around me like a vice grip. Prone to […]

Chef Justin Johnson debuts fall menu at Max’s Wine Dive

Chef Justin Johnson debuts his fall menu at Max's Wine Dive San Antonio

Disclosure: I received complimentary food and wine samples as part of a media night at Max’s Wine Dive. I received no other compensation. All opinions are mine. Photo credit: all photos in this post are by Zach Urcheshen Date night doesn’t come around often enough, does it, parents? Then, when it does, there’s usually the added […]

Romantic date night, WITH the kids? Tribeca makes it possible.

Tribeca offers sophisticated dining and a child-friendly environment for dining in San Antonio

Disclosure: I received a complimentary dinner at Tribeca. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are mine. During our pre-kid days, my husband and I enjoyed long, romantic dinners at the best restaurants in town. But once our children were born those dinners became a thing of our past, unless we were […]

SA Goes Orange for Hunger Awareness Month & the Moms Fighting Hunger Blog Hop

September is Hunger Action Awareness Month and San Antonio is going orange! According to the San Antonio Food Bank: More than 230,000 people in Southwest Texas rely on the Food Bank’s network of programs and services— and over half a million Southwest Texans are at risk of going hungry. The list below highlights what San […]

5 Cool Things about San Antonio and the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Weekly Link Up for Sept. 9 – 15, 2013

After last week’s link up post, where it came to light that some people have the wrong impression of San Antonio, I wanted to share my Five Cool Things about San Antonio list. These are just off the top of my head and, as anyone who lives here knows, there are TONS of other cool […]

A day at the Lantana Spa, JW Marriott in San Antonio

Disclosure: I was invited as a guest of the Lantana Spa to enjoy lunch, an express pedicure, and a swag bag with beauty samples. I received no additional compensation and all opinions are mine. Although the Lantana Spa at the JW Marriott San Antonio is the largest resort spa in Texas, the staff strives to […]

Back to school breakfast ideas from San Antonio moms

Each school morning, I sound like a boring, broken record to my kids: “Eat! Eat your breakfast. Please, eat your fruit! You’ve got to have fuel for your brain. You have to eat something. JUST EAT!!!” Does my ranting make a difference? Do my kids respond by gleefully gobbling up their morning meal? Not usually. […]

This is why I bake (& my new favorite recipe for a quick, brownie-like cake)

quick and easy recipe for chocolate cake that is like brownies

Yesterday afternoon I felt like baking. I know. It’s weird that someone who hates to cook likes to bake. Well, I make no promises that what I bake is good (although, my expanding body will tell you it’s GOOD ENOUGH). With cooking, it’s like you’re balancing three or even five different-sized spinning plates on sticks […]

Popping out of a blogging block

Sulia posts on parenting, food, recipes, wine, kids, outdoors

Ah, Sulia. I love writing for Sulia, in part because I receive a small honorarium for what I write there, but also because the format on this latest social network is longer than a tweet but shorter than a blog post. It’s perfect for writing quick pieces about news, ideas, and observations. It’s also an […]

What’s for dinner? Sea Best panko-crusted cod

quick, healthy, and tasty seafood options for families for dinner

Disclosure: I received food and beverages and frozen seafood samples from attending the Sea Best blogger event. However, all opinions are mine. Recently I attended an event  hosted by Sea Best at the CIA. They wanted to show bloggers how easy seafood is to prepare, using a variety of their frozen seafood products. The friendly […]

Pin Tested: Easy Banana Oat Muffins

There’s always an abundance of over-ripe bananas at our house. I usually whip them up into banana chocolate chip bread but today I wanted something a little different. I found this pin which led to a recipe for banana oat muffins. What a perfect Sunday breakfast treat! The recipe was super easy: mix the dry stuff, mix the […]

Pin Tested: Lemon and Dill Chicken

easy chicken dinners, pinterest recipes, quick dinners

I’m on a roll with Pinterest recipes! This one required me to touch raw chicken (Ick! Eeew!) but I’m getting better at doing that. I don’t even wear gloves. It’s amazing what a little therapy can do. *Ahem* This savory, lemony chicken dish is a total win. Here’s the Lemon Dill Chicken pin that led […]

Pin Tested: Creamy Bacon Carbonara

recipe from Get off your butt and bake, spaghetti dish, bacon and pasta, white sauce, recipes

My husband is the cook in our family. He puts in a long day at the office, often grocery shops on his way home, cooks a creative and delicious dinner for four, and cleans it all up. Yeah, I know. I’m totally spoiled. Or he’s totally whipped. Probably both. Once in awhile Pinterest makes me […]

5 Cool Things: Recipes shared by San Antonio Bloggers

Winter recipes from San Antonio bloggers

San Antonio bloggers are passionate about their city, their children, their jobs, their crafting, and their FOOD (among so many other things). Here are five recipes (either shared or created) by San Antonio bloggers to brighten up your Winter menus. 1. African Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew from Mrs. Smith Cooks 2. Quinoa Cups from […]

The Good Girl’s List: Lush Libations

Lush Libations blog circle

Today I’m joining up with a group of great bloggers to share our favorite Lush Libations for the holidays. I had big plans to adapt this Vanilla Bean Dirty Shirley Temple into a Chocolate Covered Cherry cocktail using chocolate vodka. But, life had other plans for me. Namely: The Flu. Instead of spending time as a […]

The Tasting Menu at Sustenio and Kitchen Vagabond by Chef David Gilbert

If you’re looking for a unique holiday gift or an extraordinary way to celebrate an anniversary or a birthday in San Antonio, head to Sustenio at The Eilan Hotel Resort and Spa. Executive Chef David Gilbert will make it a night to remember. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with the Chef’s Tasting Menu […]