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What you can do to help stop gun violence in America

“Has your life been impacted by gun violence?” The question stopped me. I’d been filling out an online form to send my condolences to the staff at WDBJ, the news station where Alison Parker and Adam Ward worked when they were killed at the hands of a gunman on August 26. I did’t expect a […]

Free in San Antonio: August 2015

Free, family-friendly fun in San Antonio this August 2015

San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes local blogger and guest contributor* Sara Phillips, with Sensibly Sara, who compiled this list of free fun you can have with your family in San Antonio this August. Can you believe it’s August already?! School will be back in session before we know it, but there is plenty of free (or nearly […]

The Luxury of Light (and how we can bring it to those who have none)

Help bring light and electricity to Africa with ONE and the #ElectrifyAfrica Act

As the sun slips away from another sweltering South Texas summer day, you sigh contentedly. Texas sunsets are nothing short of gorgeous. But, it’s hot. Damn hot. No worries. You know once you step back inside, comfort awaits. You pick up your sweaty Shiner bottle from the table, surprised by how quickly it’s warmed. Condensation […]

Empowering 5 million women around the world by 2020: #5by20

Products made by 5by20 artisans for sale at The World of Coke

Invited by Coca Cola as a guest to attend their #5by20 Art of Entrepreneurship event in Atlanta in June, I received travel and accommodations and samples of 5by20 products. All opinions are mine. A sight tourists rarely see, the world’s 3rd largest landfill looms behind the airport in Mexico City. A blight unto itself, the Chimalhuacán […]

As Templeton Tells It: Lucy’s Doggy Daycare

Our dog loved his stay at Lucy's Doggy Daycare in San Antonio

Disclosure: Templeton received a complimentary two-night stay in a luxury suite and a full-service bath from Lucy’s Doggy Daycare for the purposes of this review. All opinions are his. All photos were taken or provided by Lucy’s. DON’T MISS OUR LUCY’S DOGGY DAYCARE GIVEAWAY BELOW! There’s a place I go when my people leave for a […]

Free in San Antonio: July 2015

Free in San Antonio: July 2015

The Free in San Antonio: July 2015 events and activities feature concerts, dance performances, hands-on art projects, museum activities, free football and fishing clinics, fun educational opportunities to learn about bats, moths, and more! Be sure to bookmark this post and check back all month long as we add more free fun events for families as we […]

4th of July fireworks and celebrations in and around San Antonio (2015)

Where to find fireworks and 4th of July celebrations in San Antonio 2015

This 4th of July, 2015, take your family to one (or more!) of the many wonderful Independence Day celebrations in and around San Antonio. Check back soon as we’ll add more as we find them. Happy 4th of July! ~~~~~FREE 4th of July celebrations~~~~~ City of San Antonio 4th of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake […]

Making family connections at The Woodlands Resort

Making family connections at The Woodlands Resort

Over the first weekend in June, my family and I took off to The Woodlands, just north of Houston, to celebrate the end of another school year and my husband, Roger’s, birthday. The Woodlands Resort generously offered to host us for the weekend and, during our three-hour drive east, then north (the Resort is about […]

As Templeton tells it: Maverick Dog Park

As Templeton tells it: learn all about the new Maverick Dog Park in San Antonio

Coming soon to San Antonio: Maverick Dog Park: a state-of-the-art, ecologically-conscious, sustainable, community-funded dog park just north of downtown San Antonio. I could fill you in on all of the details but I think I’ll let my BFF (best four-legged friend) fill you in since he’s got a vested interest in the success of this new […]

Free in San Antonio: May 2015

Free, family-friendly fun in San Antonio this May

May’s going to be a busy month full of fantastic FREE fun your whole family will love. Be sure to check back often as I’ll continue to add awesome free events as I find them. **** Recurring free events: Take a trolley around downtown San Antonio for free! Take the E, a free trolley that stops […]

What’s the big deal about The Big Give S.A.?

The Big Give SA

Working at the San Antonio Symphony in the early 90s gave me a soft spot for nonprofits. When you witness, firsthand, the devotion nonprofit employees bring to their cause, you can’t help but be impressed. As part of the Symphony’s marketing staff, I worked alongside dedicated professionals and professional musicians who worked tirelessly to bring […]

Everything you need to know about the 2015 San Antonio Book Festival

Everything you need to know about the San Antonio Book Festival 2015

Authors, Ideas, Imagination! You’ll find them all at the 3rd Annual San Antonio Book Festival, a free, family-friendly event taking place this Saturday, April 11, in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Now entering its third year, the festival welcomes 90 nationally acclaimed and regional authors whose works span the fiction, nonfiction, children’s literature, young […]

Tour San Antonio’s Asian Gardens

Take a tour of San Antonio's Asian Gardens

Guest contributor Angie Cronin* wrote today’s guest post and took all accompanying photographs. You can find Angie blogging at Kimchi Mamas. This time of year is an especially great time to explore the gardens of San Antonio! “But I’ve already been to most of the gardens in town,” you think to yourself. But have you taken […]

Free in San Antonio: April 2015


Check out San Antonio Mom Blogs’ list of FREE, family-friendly fun happening this April and don’t miss our very special post with all of the FREE, family-friendly fun you can have at Fiesta! **** Recurring free events: Take a trolley around downtown San Antonio for free! Take the E, a free trolley that stops at one of […]

A week of Spring Break giveaways!

San Antonio Mom Blogs' Week of Spring Break Giveaways!

Sure, next week boasts more than 50 fun, entertaining, educational, and family-friendly things to do in San Antonio for Spring Break. But wouldn’t it be cool to win FREE tickets to some of them this week? San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Week of Spring Break Giveaways runs this week, from March 2 – March 6! We’re giving away tickets […]

Free in San Antonio: March 2015

Free family-friendly activities in San Antonio during March 2015

March welcomes spring to San Antonio with tons of free, family-friendly events and activities. Enjoy the weather and the free fun, all month long! DON’T MISS OUR: 50+ Things to Do During Spring Break in San Antonio post!  Free fitness events across San Antonio from the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. San Antonio Blogger Geekette […]

Meet The Bra Chick: Your New Breast Friend

Bra fitting appointments and parties in San Antonio with The Bra Chick, Lisa Curbello

Disclosure: I received a complimentary bra fitting and one complimentary bra for the purposes of reviewing this experience. All opinions are mine. Your BRA. Yeah, I said it. It’s something you probably don’t think or talk much about anywhere with anyone. Am I right? I know I don’t. Although, I used to find myself tugging […]

50+ things to do during Spring Break in San Antonio

50+ things to do during Spring Break in San Antonio: Your Guide to Family Fun!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wait. You thought that was Christmas? No! Here in South Texas, Spring Break is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Rarely cold and almost never too hot, Spring Break weather in San Antonio is usually gorgeous, begging us to get outdoors with our kids to […]

Paid market research opportunity for men and women in San Antonio

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 in 2014 this year, I wholeheartedly recommend working with them. Here’s their latest study for which you may qualify: Think Group Austin has an upcoming focus group for MALES in the South San […]

Valentine’s Day Celebrations in San Antonio

Valentine's Day celebrations in San Antonio for kids, families, friends, and couples

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples any more. There’s plenty of heart-felt fun to be had in the Alamo City for kids, families, friends, and yes, couples, to enjoy. Check out these Valentine’s Day celebrations with heart: Send an Old Fashioned Valentine via Pony Express If your Valentine lives or works downtown, stop by the […]

San Antonio Mom Blogs Featured on Park Bench

San Antonio Mom Blogs appears on Park Bench, a show created by The City of San Antonio to showcase our city's parks

When you visit 20 parks in San Antonio in one year, people start asking questions. “Where did you go?” “Which park was your favorite?” “How did you get started?” “Does San Antonio even have 20 parks?” (Yes! San Antonio has hundreds of parks and greenways!) When the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department learned about the SA2020 […]

Free (& almost-free) Rodeo Fun

Free and almost free family-friendly Rodeo events and activities in San Antonio

The start to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the most anticipated days of the year here in the Alamo City. The Rodeo opens on February 12 and San Antonio Mom Blogs rounded up the best San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo deals (and related free events) in one place. Check […]

Free in San Antonio: February 2015

Free in San Antonio for kids and families in San Antonio this February

DON’T MISS OUR FREE SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW AND RODEO ROUND UP: Check out San Antonio Mom Blogs’ free (& almost-free) family friendly Rodeo events, deals, and discounts.  FREE coffee at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants during February (no purchase necessary) Come in any time during the month of February and enjoy a small hot cup or […]

Winter melts away at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

In warm and cold weather, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa is the perfect winter getaway

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary accommodations for two nights in a suite at the JW Marriott in San Antonio but we handled all of our other expenses. I received no additional compensation and all opinions are mine. This post does contain affiliate links. San Antonio winter weather isn’t something most people complain about. […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ideas for kids of all ages

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ideas for kids of all ages, in San Antonio and beyond

As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches — it’s Monday, January 19, this year — you may wonder how to honor the legacy of Dr. King with your children. Below are San Antonio Mom Blogs’ ideas for commemorating this important day with kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. And, don’t forget to check out all of […]