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Find your ticket to wellness. Live up to your aspirations. Spend quality time. All at the J!

Find your ticket to wellness. Live up to your aspirations. Spend quality time. All at the J in San Antonio!

This post is written and sponsored by the JCC. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Members of the JCC often refer to it as a “home away from home.” With a full-service fitness center, outdoor pool (with both lap lanes for fitness PLUS a zero front entry […]

#Maynicures & One in Five Minds: breaking the stigma of childhood mental illness

#Maynicures: bringing awareness to children and mental illness

This post is sponsored by One in Five Minds. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Imagine a pinwheel. Now, envision a child gently blowing on that pinwheel and watching it spin as a smile slowly spreads across her face and she delights in this simple pleasure. Childhood […]

Free in San Antonio: May 2016

Free, family-friendly activities in San Antonio in May 2016

With summer quickly approaching, this Free in San Antonio list has more and more to do. Enjoy all of the free, family-friendly the fun there is to be had in San Antonio this month! We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. […]

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 […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: an interview with San Antonio’s new Poet Laureate

Mayor Ivy Taylor interviews San Antonio's new Poet Laureate, Jenny Browne

With Fiesta 2016 coming to a close, San Antonians still have other reasons to celebrate. One of them is that we have a new Poet Laureate, and I am so excited to introduce my fellow San Antonio Mom Blogs readers to her. Jenny Browne is San Antonio’s 2016-2018 Poet Laureate. I’ve had the pleasure of […]

Pack Up the Kids for a Fun Community Picnic

Family picnic, Baskets and Blankets celebrated Eva's Heroes 10th anniversary in San Antonio helping those with special needs. Tickets on sale now!

This post is written and sponsored by Eva’s Heroes. Thank you for supporting the organizations that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! With the down pour of rain we’ve had recently, the grass is greener, the air smells cleaner, and the beautiful aromas of spring bombard our senses. Not to mention the sight of fireflies dancing […]

Free summer movies in San Antonio (2016)

Check out all of the free and almost-free movies in San Antonio this summer!

It’s crazy, but summer will be here before we know it! No time like the present to begin planning fun (and FREE!) excursions to keep our kids busy during those hot summer months. Here’s our huge list of free (and almost-free) summer movies in San Antonio for 2016. Check back often as we’ll continue adding free […]

50+ Free Fiesta Events for Families (2016)

50+ FREE, family-friendly Fiesta San Antonio events in 2016

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE LIST OF FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY FIESTA EVENTS FOR 2016! Fiesta San Antonio, the Alamo City’s biggest and most colorful celebration, offers more than 50 free events for families to attend! San Antonio Mom Blogs brings you a comprehensive guide to all of the FREE fun your family can have during Fiesta San Antonio 2016. […]

Free in San Antonio: April 2016

Free, family friendly fun in San Antonio in April 2016!

Special thanks to contributor Sara Phillips of Sensibly Sara* for creating this month’s Free in San Antonio: our list of free, fun, family-friendly events this April. We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them before visiting to be 100% sure […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: parks and play

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: parks and play

I attended a landscape design conference in Houston this week and learned all about Houston’s key parks and landscape design accomplishments. One of the presenters gave a short but compelling talk accompanied by startling images about children becoming increasingly disconnected with the outdoors and traditional play. I know many of you recall growing up and […]

Spring Break giveaways: all week long!

Spring Break giveaways all week long from San Antonio Mom Blogs!

There are more than 50 fun, entertaining, educational, and family-friendly things to do in San Antonio during Spring Break. And, to get you even more excited about Spring Break in San Antonio with your family, we’re giving away five awesome prizes on our Facebook page! San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Spring Break Giveaways: March 7 – March 11, 2016 We’ve […]

The newly expanded JW Marriott San Antonio River Bluff Water Experience

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country's newly expanded River Bluff Water Experience added two new, daring water slides!

San Antonio Mom Blogs is proud to partner with the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort on this post. Have you visited the JW Marriott Hill Country San Antonio Resort? If yes, then you know it’s a special haven located just miles away from the city with sprawling Hill Country views that beckon you […]

Free in San Antonio: March & Spring Break 2016

Free family fun in San Antonio during March and Spring Break 2016!

Special thanks to contributor Sara Phillips of Sensibly Sara* for creating this month’s Free in San Antonio: our list of free, fun, family-friendly events this March (and during Spring Break!). We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them before visiting to […]

Settle Down Without Settling Down: Vasectomies Are Great For Families

Settle Down Without Settling Down: Vasectomies Are Great For Families

This post is sponsored by Austin Urology Institute. Thank you for supporting the brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Birth control is one of those things that never stops being kind of an awkward hassle. Before you have kids, you’ve got to either fumble with condoms, take a pill that messes with your hormones or go […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: talking with our children about guns

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: parks and play

Earlier this week, I had a much ruder awakening than my usual alarm clock. At 5:30 a.m., the dog started barking frantically and I heard Morgan’s footsteps running down the hall to our bedroom. “Mommy, Daddy, somebody is jumping over the fence into our backyard,” Morgan said. Rodney and I both bolted out of bed and […]

50+ things to do during Spring Break in San Antonio

50+ things to do in San Antonio during Spring Break 2016

Updated March 11, 2016 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 […]

Why Cardboard Kids is important to me

Cardboard Kids SA: raising awareness of child abuse in Bexar County

Two years ago, Randy McGibeny, director of programs for ChildSafe at the time, said these words to a group of bloggers. We’d come to the ChildSafe offices to learn how we could help spread the word about Cardboard Kids, a new initiative to increase awareness of child abuse in San Antonio. It’s happening everywhere. Abused kids […]

San Antonio stay-at-home mom partners with Zaarly to market her successful business

Great home services in San Antonio: Zaarly

This post is sponsored by Zaarly. Thank you for supporting the nonprofits and organizations that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! How would your life change if you stopped wondering, “What if?” and instead, started focusing on the power you have to create your own life through the choices you make? Autumn Becerra, owner of All Seasons Cleaning […]

Free admission to SeaWorld for Texas preschoolers and teachers

SeaWorld San Antonio offers free passes for Texas preschoolers and teachers in 2015

Updated February 2, 2016 San Antonio Mom Blogs has the scoop on how preschoolers and teachers in Texas can get their FREE SeaWorld Fun Cards that are good through December 31, 2016! Here’s what you need to know and how you can get your preschooler FREE admission to SeaWorld San Antonio all year long: Free SeaWorld […]

Free in San Antonio: February 2016

Free family activities in San Antonio this February

Thanks to guest contributor Sara Phillips with Sensibly Sara* for putting together our list of free, fun, family-friendly events this month. We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them before visiting to be 100% sure that their free offerings are […]

Got a need for speed? K1 Speed offers unique, thrilling fun for families

Family fun racing go-karts at K1 Speed in San Antonio

This post is sponsored by K1 Speed. Thank you for supporting the brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Looking for something completely different and exciting to do together as a family? Well, I’ve got something that’s right up your alley! Or, rather, your racetrack. While this activity may not be the least expensive I’ve […]

Free (& almost-free) Rodeo Fun

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

Updated on January 25, 2016 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 11 and San Antonio Mom Blogs rounded up the best San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo deals (and related free […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: talking with our children about race relations

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: parks and play

With our national celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18th and Black History month coming up in February, now is a great time to talk to our children about race relations and our country’s history. I have always been candid in talking with my 12-year-old daughter, Morgan, about these issues but I […]

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

Updated on January 15, 2016 As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches — it’s Monday, January 18, 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 […]

Paid focus group for San Antonio women, ages 24-55

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, I wholeheartedly recommend working with them. Here’s their latest study for which you may qualify: Upcoming research study in San Antonio on Friday, January 22 Think Group Austin has an upcoming study in the San […]