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 […]

Checking out high tech, personalized skin care from IOMA Paris at Saks

Checking out high tech, personalized skin care from IOMA Paris at Saks

Disclosure: I received lunch and product samples from IOMA Paris. No other compensation was received. All opinions are mine. I’m not much of a girly girl and, frankly, I’ve always been a bit baffled by skin care. But when it comes to technology and its wide variety of applications, including those by the skin care […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The brand new Tower Creek at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (Win tickets!)

A visit to Tower Creek: the brand new section at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary entrance to this attraction, along with lunch. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions and photos (except for the aerial view of Tower Creek, which is property of Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch) are mine. If you’ve ever visited Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, you know […]

Colonoscopies are our friends! And, the Weekly Link Up for March 10 – 16, 2014

March is colon cancer awareness month

I knew what I wanted to write about to kick off this week’s Link Up post but then, as I browsed a new site called Bon Bon Break last night, I came across this poignant, informative, and touching post by Ellie, from Musing Momma, about her sister’s colon cancer diagnosis at just 36. It hit home […]

Fisherman’s Corner: family-friendly fishing near San Antonio

Family-friendly fishing near San Antonio

On a blustery cold late December day, underneath a shimmering winter sun, my kids learned to fish. Not from me, mind you (Like that even crossed your mind for one second and needed clarification. Ha!), but from my uncle, a transplanted Florida fisherman. Originally from Staten Island, my Uncle Ed (or, Steady Eddie as he […]

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 […]

Weekly Link Up for Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2014 and being #boldbrilliantbeautiful in 2014

weekly link up for San Antonio mom bloggers and the question: what is beautiful

Before we jump into sharing our posts this week, I’d like to invite you to be a little bolder in 2014, shine a little more brilliantly than usual, and be as beautiful as you always are (because you are, ya know?!). #boldbrilliantbeautiful is a project Stacy with Kids Stuff World turned me on to. I’m […]

InspireU: How workplace mentors help shape the future for San Antonio children

how workplace mentoring is helping kids in san antonio

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I was compensated for it and for creating and coordinating the campaign with other bloggers. Photos are courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas. All opinions are mine. During my first year in college, I took a course that required me to find a mentor […]

Win a family membership to the YMCA!

Win a free, one-month family membership to YMCA in San Antonio

When the YMCA asked me to partner with them to give away two, one-month family memberships, I said yes immediately.* What better gift can I give you than the gift of health and community? Ten YMCA locations in San Antonio provide that and so much more. My family and I have been YMCA members for […]

Giving Tuesday (and a giveaway!)

Giving Tuesday and a giveaway of tickets to Inflatable Wonderland from San Antonio Mom Blogs

After you read this post, be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter for a chance to win four tickets to Inflatable Wonderland! Disclosure: I received four tickets to give away but I did not receive any compensation for doing so.  As I wrote this post, my friend called me in a state of shock. […]

All-new San Antonio Mom Blogs & the Weekly Link Up for Nov. 18-24, 2013

Introducing the brand-new San Antonio Mom Blogs website!

Ta da! Introducing the new SanAntonioMomBlogs.com website. It’s finally a reality! Exactly eight months ago I contacted a web designer about improving this site. I wanted a cleaner look: simple, yet functional. And I wanted more ways for visitors to search for blogs written by San Antonio moms. During this redesign, I reviewed the full […]

Reinventing SanAntonioMomBlogs.com

Reinventing San Antonio Mom Blogs

Things are changing. Do you feel it too? Something’s in the air or the blogosphere or something. Pamela recently alluded to it. We crave connection. We want to forge bonds with one another that lead us to something bigger than ourselves. Creating connection is part of what this site aims to do: to support San […]