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Free in San Antonio: June 2016

Free, family-friendly events in San Antonio this June 2016

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Summer in San Antonio sure gets hot but don’t let that stop you from enjoying all of the free fun you can have with your family […]

San Antonio Zoo announces new blog ambassadors, The Zoo Troop, at Zoo-La-La!

San Antonio Zoo announces their new blog ambassadors: The Zoo Troop!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. For the last few months, I’ve had the great opportunity to work with the San Antonio Zoo as a consultant, helping them develop their new blog […]

YMCA of Greater San Antonio Swim Programs offer fun, physical activity, & safety

Swimming lessons available at YMCA of Greater San Antonio

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. This post is sponsored by YMCA of Greater San Antonio but all opinions are mine. In fact, I’m a huge fan of the YMCA’s swim programs as […]

#WearOrange and join us at The Friendly Spot on June 2

Join San Antonio and Moms Demand Action on June 2 to wear orange for National Gun Violence Prevention Day

Earlier this month I attended the San Antonio premiere of a film called Under the Gun. It’s a documentary about gun violence in America and, if you weren’t already concerned about this topic, the movie shared some grim statistics: Did you know: Kids in the U.S. Are 65 times more likely than kids in the UK […]

Swim with dolphins at SeaWorld Texas’ Discovery Point

Swim with dolphins at Discovery Point in SeaWorld San Antonio

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. SeaWorld Texas provided me with the opportunity to swim with dolphins and meet sea lions and beluga whales in the hope that I’d share my experience […]

5 Free Things to do in Austin This Summer

5 free things to do in Austin this summer the whole family will love!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. If you’re looking for free things to do in Austin this summer, here are five activities that the whole family will enjoy! Watch purple martins put […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: summer camps

Mayor Ivy Taylor discusses summer camp options for San Antonio kids and parents

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. During a recent City Council meeting, I looked down at my watch and noted that we are well into the month of May. I went home […]

#LetsPlaySanAntonio: Local Kids Design the Playground of their Dreams

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This post is sponsored by Let’s Play but all opinions are mine. Thank you for supporting the brands and initiatives that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! One of the most liberating things about being a kid is the gift of play. Not only does play stimulate creativity, but it also encourages physical activity and fosters […]

100+ Free Things for Kids and Families to do in San Antonio this Summer (2016)

100+ free things to do in San Antonio this summer

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Having fun with your kids in the Alamo City this summer doesn’t have to break the bank. San Antonio Mom Blogs created a  list of more than 100 […]

Free summer reading programs

Free summer reading programs

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. As a child, did you love the lazy days of summer, when reading was as much a part of your days as swimming or making s’mores? […]

70+ Vacation Bible Schools: mapped for easy search

70+ Vacation Bible Schools in San Antonio, mapped for easy search!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Today, San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes local blogger and guest contributor* Sara Phillips, with Sensibly Sara, who compiled this comprehensive list of more than 70 VBS […]

San Antonio moms: get ready to save time from grocery shopping!

Instacart is the only grocery service that delivers in as little as one hour, now in San Antonio!

Today’s post is written and sponsored by Instacart. Thank you for supporting the brands and organizations that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! A new grocery delivery service called Instacart has launched in beta in San Antonio. What is Instacart, exactly? Instacart is the only grocery service that delivers in as little as one hour. They have […]

Free fun for Mother’s Day!

Free Mother's Day fun in San Antonio in 2016

The only thing better than mom is free fun! Here’s where to celebrate mom this weekend without breaking the bank. Did we miss a free, fun Mother’s Day event or deal? Leave it in the comments! Free Mother’s Day Events and Offers: Saturday, May 7, 2016 Mommypalooza Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, 78201, 10:00 […]

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

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. 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 […]

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!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. 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 […]

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 […]