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Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas (#16 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Texas

Visiting 20 San Antonio parks in one year seems like an easy goal, right? Let me assure y’all, it’s not as easy as I assumed. This little thing called “life” got in our way and it slurped up our weekends faster than a thirsty toddler with a cup of juice and a bendy straw. The next time I looked up, […]

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in San Antonio for kids and families

New Year's Eve Celebrations and Fireworks for kids and families in 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. Ringing in the New Year isn’t just for grown ups. Kids love watching the ball drop just as much as (more than?!) we do. Here are some ways for kids and families […]

From Me to You is back: a pop up holiday store just for kids!

From Me to You: holiday shopping for kids that gives back to our San Antonio community

“Mom! When are we going shopping for Christmas?!?” my eager nine-year-old asks. Not usually an avid shopper, she suddenly becomes excited about shopping for family and friends during Christmas these days. That’s due to our family’s newest holiday tradition: our kids go gift shopping at From Me To You. A unique concept store created last […]

Maverick Park in San Antonio, Texas (#15 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Maverick Park in San Antonio, Texas

For #15 of our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks this year, my kids and I visited Maverick Park, a three-acre stretch on the corner of Broadway and Jones. People gathered in Maverick Park on that late Sunday in September to play in the streets, AKA attend Síclovía, the city’s biannual party which closes several miles […]

Road Trip: 5 Free Holiday Happenings in Austin

Take a road trip! 5 free holiday happenings in Austin, Texas

There’s always free fun to be had in Austin and today we’ve got Free Fun in Austin expert Heidi Gollub here to tell us all about her recommended free holiday happenings in Austin. This December, take a quick family road trip north for a whole lot of free, festive, family fun! 1. Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Daily through January 4 […]

Paid focus group for San Antonio women, ages 25-65

Think Group Austin has paid market research opportunities in San Antonio

  This post is sponsored by Think Group Austin.  As a prior participant in a Think Group Austin focus group in San Antonio earlier this year, I wholeheartedly recommend working with them. Here’s their latest study for which you may qualify: Upcoming paid research study in San Antonio on Thursday, December 11th: Think Group has an […]

Why I’m donating to More Than Me on #GivingTuesday

Why I'm donating to More Than Me on Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes today: Giving Tuesday. What’s it all about? It’s a movement to encourage donations to charitable organizations that are making a difference. Today, I’m donating to More Than Me. Founded by American Katie Meyler, a New Jersey native who’s spent the past 12 years living and working in Liberia, […]

You can’t prevent it. There is no cure. But there is something you can do to change that.

There is no cure or prevention for Alzheimer's disease yet, but you can change that.

Disclosure: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute provided a financial incentive for this post. Isabel didn’t have to like me. I was the reason her son left home in Indiana for Texas. I was also his third wife. She was no stranger to the daughter-in-law rodeo. Still, she welcomed me to the family with all of the warmth […]

How to spend Thanksgiving break 2014 in San Antonio

Family activities during Thanksgiving break in San Antonio

Thanksgiving break is here! Your first thought: Cool, I get to hang out with my kids for seven days. Your second thought: Uh oh, I have to entertain my kids for seven days. In between grocery shopping, cooking, baking, cleaning, and welcoming company for the holiday, you want to have fun with your kids too. But […]

Olmos Park in San Antonio, Texas (#14 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Visit Olmos Park in San Antonio, Texas

Park #14 in our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 San Antonio parks in 2014 is Olmos Park. Vast at just over 1,000 acres, varied in its offerings (60 picnic tables, a pavilion, softball/football/soccer fields, a paved trail and a nature trail, and a playground), and cool and shady with oak trees all around, Olmos Park […]

Dickens on Main: free holiday fun for the whole family on Thanksgiving weekend

Take the kids to Dickens on Main, a free, kid-friendly holiday festival in Boerne, just outside of San Antonio, Texas!

Disclosure: I was invited to a complimentary Paint and Sip evening at The Shabby Palette in Boerne to learn about Dickens on Main. I received a swag bag with items from vendors participating in the event. However, all opinions are mine. To see photos from our fun bloggers’ crafting and painting night at The Shabby Palette, […]

Free holiday events in San Antonio 2014

Restaurants and cafes on famous San Antonio riverwalk Texas

The holiday season in San Antonio. Is there a prettier time of year? Lights twinkling in trees high above the riverwalk. Parades, caroling, festivals, tree lightings, and honored traditions happen throughout the Alamo City. Here is San Antonio Mom Blogs’ guide to the free events your family will love. Check back often as we’ll continue to add […]

Confluence Park in San Antonio, Texas (#13 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Confluence Park in San Antonio, Texas (#13 of 20 parks we're visiting for #SA2020Resolutions)

Confession time: Confluence Park (located where the San Antonio River meets San Pedro Creek near Mission Concepción) isn’t really a park. Yet. But my kids and I visited it one Saturday in September anyway. We decided to call it park #13 for our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks in San Antonio in 2014 for three […]

Last weekend to see Grossology at the Witte Museum!

See Grossology at the Witte Museum before it's gone!

Disclosure: my family and I received free passes to visit Grossology over the summer. No other compensation was received. All opinions are mine. Toot, sneeze, snot, burp, barf. C’mon. You’re totally grossed out that I’d even type those words, right? But if you read them out loud to your kids right now, I guarantee they’ll giggle […]

Olympia Park in San Antonio, Texas (#12 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Olympia Park in San Antonio, Texas

After spending time exploring the picturesque, serene Denman Estate Park, my kids and I were ready to find a playground. So, for the first time ever on our #SA2020Resolutions park challenge, we visited two parks in one day. I asked my GPS for directions to the closest park and Olympia Park popped up on the screen. As […]

Easiest pumpkin bread ever

Easiest pumpkin bread ever

Up until I found this recipe, there was nothing easy about pumpkin bread to me. Year after year I’d try recipe after recipe, hoping to recreate my Nana’s perfect pumpkin bread I adored in my youth. But, I never had any luck. I ended up with sloppy, soppy, mushy pumpkin messes that wouldn’t hold together […]

Denman Estate Park in San Antonio, Texas (#11 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Denman Estate Park in San Antonio, Texas

Check out all of the San Antonio parks we’ve visited this year as part of our #SA2020Resolutions. Nestled into a peaceful nook of the Medical Center, you’ll find Denman Estate Park, #11 of 20 San Antonio parks our family’s visiting this year. Like Chris Park, there’s no playground here. But that won’t stop you and […]

The Briscoe Western Art Museum invites kids to explore the Old West

The Briscoe Western Art Museum brings the Old West to life for families

It’s fun to play cowboys in the backyard when you’re a kid. But imagine your child’s excitement over: seeing a life-size replica of a stagecoach up close. seeing where and how the money was locked up to deter stagecoach robbers. touching a saddle like those the cowboys rode upon. building a “campfire.” seeing a windmill in […]

SeaWorld’s Fright Feast: enjoy dinner and a show…if you dare!

SeaWorld's Fright Feast and Cirque du Soulless in San Antonio

Last weekend, as a guest of SeaWorld and as part of their Wildside Blog Ambassador Program, I attended Howl-O-Scream, the park’s month-long fear festival which starts at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 31 (and is recommended for those age 13 and up). My tips for keeping your cool at SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream […]

Elmendorf Lake Park in San Antonio, Texas (#10 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Elmendorf Lake Park, San Antonio, Texas

Park #10 in our family’s #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks in 2014, is Elmendorf Lake Park. It hasn’t escaped my attention that, in blog posts anyway, we are halfway to our goal. In reality, we’ve visited 16 parks but my blogging needs to catch up to reflect that! Our visit to Elmendorf Lake Park […]

5 tips for your trip to the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Five tips for your visit to the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Disclosure: My family received free admission and a swag bag in addition to four tickets to give away. However, all opinions are mine. LEGO lovers, now is the time to visit the San Antonio Botanical Garden to see Nature Connects, LEGO artist Sean Kenney’s fascinating LEGO exhibit, which runs now through January 4. However, once you’re there, […]

Chris Park in San Antonio, Texas (#9 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Chris Park in San Antonio, Texas

Only a mother’s abiding love could produce a park this beautiful. In the middle of downtown San Antonio, if you know just where to look, you’ll find small, tranquil, lushly landscaped Chrispark. Built in 2005 at 111 Camp Street by the late Linda Pace, an art patron and daughter of the Pace Picante Sauce family, Chrispark […]

San Antonio Pumpkin Patches 2014

San Antonio Pumpkin Patches 2014

There’s something about a pumpkin patch: the cheery bright and bold colors of fall signaling the changing of the seasons; the excitement of selecting just the right pumpkins for our porch; the anticipation of what we’ll carve into them as we celebrate the spookiest of all holidays. In San Antonio you can find pumpkin patches all over […]

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, […]