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A healthy taste of the Caribbean comes to San Antonio: Pollo Tropical (grand opening on Sept. 20!)

Pollo Tropical brings fresh, healthy Caribbean chicken, pork, beef, and salads to San Antonio

* Don’t miss the details below on Pollo Tropical’s Grand Opening this Saturday, September 20. After attending a media preview of the just-opened Pollo Tropical (located at 6819 N. Loop 1604 W., across from UTSA) and sampling their wide menu of enticing Caribbean flavors, I’m sold. Their concept of providing fresh, hand-prepared-on-site foods is sure to be […]

Weekly Link Up: What San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 15 – 21, 2014

What San Antonio bloggers are writing about from September 15 - 21, 2014

I’m excited to share a few of the remarkable posts San Antonio bloggers linked up here last week. First, I need to give a quick shout out to some San Antonio bloggers making big waves around (and beyond) the Internet these days: Patti, with Oh, Mrs. Tucker, had her buttermilk cupcakes featured on Food Gawker. Veronica, […]

Salado Creek Greenway North in San Antonio, Texas (#8 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Salado Creek Greenway North in San Antonio, Texas

Park #8 in our family’s quest to visit 20 parks in 2014 for #SA2020Resolutions is the Salado Creek Greenway. This linear park, a series of hiking and biking trails, belongs to the larger Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System in San Antonio which includes 32 developed miles across our city and, when completed, will be comprised […]

70+ Free Things for Kids and Families to do in San Antonio this Fall

70+ free events for families and kids in San Antonio this fall

Fall and San Antonio! What’s better that experiencing fun, kid-friendly events while welcoming cooler weather into the Alamo City? How about FREE, family-friendly fall events?! ***** Check back often as San Antonio Mom Blogs continues to add to our list of free events this fall that kids love. ***** Free museum days and times in […]

San Antonio date night: Smokey Joe’s Cafe at The Woodlawn Theatre

San Antonio date night: Smokey Joe's Cafe at The Woodlawn Theatre

Today San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Roger Pence (Yep, my husband!). He received complimentary tickets to a performance of Smokey Joe’s Cafe at The Woodlawn Theatre for the purposes of this review but no other compensation was received. My 9-year-old daughter, Delaney, and I went on a father-daughter date last Sunday. We went to […]

Landa Library Park in San Antonio, Texas (#7 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Landa Library Park, #7 of 20 parks we're visiting in San Antonio in 2014 as part of #SA2020Resolutions

Having to pick your favorite park in San Antonio would be like having to pick your favorite child – it can’t be done. Each child (park?) has special qualities that come together to make him/her (it?) a unique and treasured individual (or park). But, if I HAD to pick a favorite park in San Antonio – not […]

Free in San Antonio through September 7, 2014

Free family friendly events and activities in San Antonio through Sept. 7 2014

Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and activities may be added. FREE coffee, Mondays in September (1, 8, 15, 22, 29), at […]

Weekly Link Up: what San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 1 – 7, 2014

Weekly Link Up for San Antonio Bloggers, Sept. 1 - 7, 2014

A BIG change is coming to the Weekly Link Up today! The SanAntonioMomBlogs.com Weekly Link Up is now open to ALL San Antonio bloggers, not just mom bloggers. There are so many fantastic, inspiring, creative, clever, and helpful posts about a huge variety of topics coming from bloggers across our city that I’ve decided to expand […]

Labor Day weekend recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers

20+ Labor Day Recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers

With the kids back in school, it’s easy to feel like summer is over. Although, the 100-degree temps quickly remind us it’s still here, right?! With Labor Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try these recipes shared here throughout the summer on the Weekly Link Up by San Antonio mom bloggers. There are […]

San Pedro Springs Park in San Antonio, Texas (#6 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Visiting San Pedro Springs Park in San Antonio, the second oldest park in the country

  Y’all. I’m way behind on sharing my family’s #SA2020 Resolutions park adventures with you. Today I realized it’s been FOUR months since I last posted about a park. We’re still visiting parks. I just haven’t taken the time to share them with you here. *Bad Blogger!* The last park I wrote about was Eisenhower […]

Free in San Antonio through Labor Day 2014

Free, family friendly activities in San Antonio through Labor Day 2014

Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and activities may be added. Now through September 27, four San Antonio public pools are free […]

How Does A Foodie Mama Navigate Restaurant Week? {and a giveaway!}

Guest contributor Emily Reynolds takes San Antonio Mom Blogs readers on a tour of Restaurant Week

Today San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Emily Reynolds with Defining Delicious. **** Be sure to enter the Defining Delicious Restaurant Week giveaway to two San Antonio restaurants below! **** When I first moved to San Antonio four years ago, I founded my blog, Defining Delicious. It started as a food-meets-family blog, right around the beginning […]

Free in San Antonio through August 17, 2014

Free, family-friendly fun in San Antonio through August 17, 2014

Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and activities may be added. Check out the 25+ FREE events for kids and teens at San […]

San Antonio Mom Blogs celebrates 3 years!

San Antonio Mom Blogs celebrates 3 years!

Three years ago today I started SanAntonioMomBlogs.com to celebrate and support local mom bloggers and to share my experiences about life and parenting in the Alamo City. The full story is here. Three years has seen the number of local mom bloggers grow into the hundreds, with more starting every day. Last fall a new […]

San Antonio Foodie News: Cocina Heritage and Dorćol Distilling Company

San Antonio Foodie News: Cocina Heritage opens new restaurant

August is here and, just like the scorching South Texas sun, the San Antonio restaurant scene is heating up too. Last week was the grand opening of Cocina Heritage The Restaurant. Sisters Silvia Alcaraz and Lupita Rivero moved to San Antonio from Mexico 25 years ago and started Cocina Heritage Catering. Ever since, they’ve dreamt […]

Free in San Antonio through August 10, 2014

Free, family-friendly events in San Antonio through August 10, 2014

Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and activities may be added. Check out the 25+ FREE events for kids and teens at San […]

Free events for families during Kidcation in San Antonio, August 8 – 17, 2014

Free events for kids in San Antonio during Kidcation Week, August 8 - 17, 2014

Kidcation Week is San Antonio’s summer celebration of kids! Each year, local businesses, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment groups offer special deals to kids and families visiting San Antonio. BUT the great news is, locals can take advantage of these deals too! You can see all of the GREAT Kidcation deals here but below is a […]

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort: Paradise is closer than you think

The JW Marriott in San Antonio

A staycation is like a huge, rich, slice of chocolate cake. You don’t indulge yourself with one every day but, when you do splurge, you want the experience to be worth it. My family and I were recently invited to experience a summer staycation at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa […]

Free in San Antonio through August 3, 2014 (and a giveaway for tickets to Alamo Drafthouse!)

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Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and activities may be added. ****SPEAKING OF FREE!**** How about free movie tickets? Don’t miss the […]

Weekly Link Up for July 28 – August 3, 2014 (and ways to help the children crossing our border)

Weekly Link Up for July 28 - August 3, 2014

Well, what a week it’s been. It put me in a funk. You too? With the sad, tragic, and scary world events of late, it’s too easy to slip into feeling small and insignificant and bogged down with worry. The best way to banish that feeling, I’ve found, is to get out there and make […]

Free in San Antonio through July 27, 2014

Here's what's Free in San Antonio through July 27, 2014

Free in San Antonio is published each week on SanAntonioMomBlogs.com. It’s not an exhaustive list but, rather, a curated list of free (and almost free) events and activities families will enjoy. Check back throughout the week as more free events and activities may be added. FREE, month-long art classes for kids, ages 5-17, in San Antonio […]

Weekly Link Up for July 21 – 27, 2014

San Antonio Mom Blogs' Weekly Link Up for July 21 - 27, 2014: what are mom bloggers writing about in San Antonio?

This summer, San Antonio Mom Blogs is saying farewell (for now!) to two bloggers: Lisa, with Crazy Adventures in Parenting, and Claire, with The Half-Hearted Housewife. We’ll miss them but once you’re a member of #samoms and #satxbloggers, you’re a member for life, so the good news is you can still expect to see them […]

Road Trip: 5 free things to do with kids in Houston

Free fun in Houston for families: Nature Discovery Center

Jennifer Patrick’s enthusiasm for life is contagious. When she’s in a room, people are drawn to her bubbly personality, wildly hilarious sense of humor, and kind and charming nature. She’s another of the amazing bloggers I’ve met through the SeaWorld Wildside blog ambassador program and she happens to have a handle on family fun in Houston (and beyond […]

Oaks Crossing: HEB’s new restaurant is tasty, affordable, and kid-friendly

A large variety of beer, beautiful patio, and fresh menu choices at Oaks Crossing at Stone Oak in San Antonio

A restaurant? In HEB, you say? Really?!? Yes! My husband, son, and I stopped by Oaks Crossing for dinner last week. HEB’s new restaurant at The Market at Stone Oak offers a weekday happy hour from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with tempting food and drink specials. Select appetizers during happy hour are just $4 each. Personal (8″) […]

Weekly Link Up for July 14 – 20, 2014

What San Antonio mom bloggers are writing about this week

A wide variety of posts, some funny, others moving, and many helpful, appeared on last week’s link up. Here are just a few of the highlights: Folks on Twitter loved learning about Veronica’s weekly reading basket for kids when I shared her post there. Do you use a weekly reading basket for your kids? Veronica’s post tells […]