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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 […]

Free days and times for San Antonio museums

Free day and times for San Antonio Museums

San Antonio is home to world-class museums. The only thing better than a visit to one of them, is a FREE visit. Below are the free days and times for San Antonio museums. If you don’t see your favorite local museum’s free days and times included below, please list them in the comments. The Witte […]

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Dallas / Fort Worth

Five free things for kids and families to do in Dallas and Ft. Worth

I met Courtney, with My Crazy Savings, through the SeaWorld Wildside blog ambassador program a few years ago. Courtney’s a mom to three girls and she’s a super savings wizard to boot. I knew she’d have great suggestions for fun things families can do in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. In today’s guest post, […]

Free in San Antonio through July 6, 2014

Free, family-friendly events and activities in San Antonio through July 6, 2014

FREE swimming at San Antonio public outdoor pools: The San Antonio public pool swimming season runs through Aug. 16. Hours of operation at the majority of the department’s 24 outdoor pools during the summer are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. with some pools open from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, […]

Weekly Link Up for June 30 – July 6, 2014

San Antonio Mom Blogs Weekly Link Up for June 30 - July 6, 2014

Summer. Is it as idyllic as you’d dreamed it would be? Or is it more rushed and hectic than the summers of your youth? My family is definitely having fun but summer is keeping us pretty busy too. I’m longing for some leisurely days with nothing on my mind other than the plight of the […]

Blogging tips and tools from Texas bloggers at AdventureCon14

Blogging tools and tips from Texas Bloggers at AdventureCon in San Antonio

Last weekend, as a guest of SeaWorld and as part of their Wildside Blog Ambassador Program, I attended AdventureCon, an annual conference for Texas parenting and lifestyle bloggers hosted by SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica. An intimate group of bloggers from all over Texas attend to learn more about blogging, to improve their storytelling skills, […]

San Antonio Foodie Date Night!

San Antonio Foodie Date Night! Check out these five culinary gems from San Antonio's food scene.

It’s something we San Antonians already knew: San Antonio is a major foodie destination! Wine Enthusiast named San Antonio one of the 5 Best Foodie Cities in 2014. When deciding where to spend your hard-earned date night dollars, check out these five favorite foodie finds of mine, covered previously on San Antonio Mom Blogs: 1. […]

Free in San Antonio through June 29, 2014

Free family friendly events and activities in San Antonio through June 29, 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 swimming at San Antonio public outdoor pools: The San Antonio […]

July 4th Fireworks in and around San Antonio

4th of July fireworks in San Antonio 2014

Here’s your list of family-friendly Fourth of July fireworks displays and celebrations for 2014 in San Antonio and surrounding communities. Happy Independence Day! ~~~~~Free 4th of July celebrations~~~~~ City of San Antonio 4th of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake Friday, July 4, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. This celebration, the official City of San Antonio […]

So Bro Pizza Co for a fun, family lunch or a sophisticated date night

So Bro Pizza Co in San Antonio for family fun and food or a sophisticated date night

Disclosure: On my second visit to So Bro Pizza Co, I was a guest of the restaurant and enjoyed complimentary food and beverages. However, all opinions are mine. Some businesses in San Antonio understand, inherently, how to use social media to connect with their followers, expertly turning them into friends and loyal customers through creative […]

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Austin

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Austin

San Antonio is a great place to spend your summer but, sometimes, it’s exciting to get out of town for a bit in search of new adventures. Austin is full of fun and funky kid-friendly things to do and, better yet, I know someone with the scoop on all that is FREE in Austin: Meet Heidi […]

Low-fat Living: Spicy Summer Tuna Salad

Use jalapeños to give summer tuna salad a spicy kick!

Looking for a fresh alternative to boring summer lunches? My personal chef — I mean, husband — has just the recipe. His spicy tuna summer salad, is low on fat but high on flavor. It’s also gluten-free! Spicy Summer Tuna Salad by Roger Pence one, 4 oz can of no-drain tuna (preferably Chicken of the Sea, […]

Summer recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for June 2 – 8, 2014

Summer recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for June 2 - 8, 2014

Even though most of us in San Antonio still have a week of school left, summer has already arrived in our hearts. When that Texas heat comes a callin’, all we want are quick, simple, tasty dishes that don’t take a lot of time in the kitchen. During last week’s link up, San Antonio mom […]

50+ Free Things for Kids and Families to do in San Antonio this Summer

50+ free things for kids to do in San Antonio this summer

There are so many fantastic ways to spend time with your kids in San Antonio this summer. Wouldn’t it be nice if they didn’t all cost a lot of money? Here’s San Antonio Mom Blogs’ list of 50+ free camps, activities, events, and programs your kids will love experiencing this summer and they are all free!

What San Antonio moms are writing about: the Weekly Link Up for May 12 – 18, 2014

What are San Antonio moms writing about this week? May 12 - 18, 2014

Happy belated Mother’s Day, mamas and grandmamas! I hope your special day was filled with the love of your families and a little downtime to relax and reflect. Those moments of time to slow down and savor life can be far and few between for moms. We’re a busy bunch and that’s never been more […]

Recommended reading: We’ll Always Have Paris, by Jennifer Coburn

San Antonio Mom Blogs Reviews We'll Always Have Paris by Jennifer Coburn

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of We’ll Always Have Paris for the purposes of this review. I did not receive any other compensation. This post contains an affiliate link. All opinions are mine. As a military brat, I grew up living and and traveling all around the United States. And, for three years in […]

Recent posts by San Antonio mom bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for April 21-27, 2014

San Antonio Mom Blogs' Weekly Link Up for April 21 - 27, 2014

Thanks to everyone who linked up their posts last week. San Antonio mom bloggers always share a colorful and fascinating variety of experiences, expertise, and perspectives. It’s an honor to have you share your writing here. Looking back at last week’s Link Up, here are a few highlights: Anna inspired us with post on The […]

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 […]