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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 […]

Gifted, Bullied, Resilient: Pamela Price’s new book is the perfect read for all parents

Gifted, Bullied, Resilient - a new book by Pamela Price

Disclosure: I received an advance copy of this book for the purposes of this review. All opinions are mine. In Pamela Price’s latest book, Gifted, Bullied, Resilient, she tackles the topic of bullying, with a focus on the impact of it on gifted kids. However, every parent will benefit from reading this book. While she discusses […]

Back to School Events and Free School Supplies: where to donate and where to receive

Free Back to School Events and Free School Supplies in San Antonio

School starts again in just a few short weeks! Here’s San Antonio Mom Blogs’ list of places to donate school supplies and/or cash donations and our list of Back to School events, including wellness fairs and where to receive free school supplies: Drives to Collect School Supplies Monday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. […]

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 […]

Free art classes for kids at Southwest School of Art: Saturday Morning Discovery

Free art classes for kids in san antonio at Southwest School of Art

I’ve written about the wonderful experiences my kids and I have had attending free, month-long Saturday Morning Discovery art experiences at the Southwest School of Art. These two-hour art sessions, for kids ages 5-17, give San Antonio children the opportunity to experiment with many different kinds of art techniques and media, each Saturday for a month. […]

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 […]

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 […]

radKIDS: teaching kids to resist aggression defensively in San Antonio

radKIDS program by ChildSafe in San Antonio: teaching kids to resist aggression defensively

Over the last two years, while supporting Cardboard Kids, I’ve learned so much about ChildSafe: child advocacy in San Antonio and the essential programs they provide to San Antonio families. As the only Children’s Advocacy Center in Bexar County, we restore hope and healing through expert treatment to children and their families who have been […]

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 […]

Unique summer camps for teens: Art Meets Science!

Cool art and science camps for teens at Pixel Savvi in San Antonio

This post is sponsored by Pixel Savvi. When art meets science for summer camp, what do you get? Pixel Savvi – San Antonio’s only digital painting studio. This summer, their Art Meets Science Summer Camp, for kids ages 12+, integrates fun, art, science, and technology. While learning about scientists, campers paint a portrait of each […]

Free fun for Father’s Day

Free Father's Day fun in San Antonio in 2015

Today, San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes local blogger and guest contributor* Sara Phillips, with Sensibly Sara, who compiled this list of free and almost-free fun you can have with your dad (or husband) this Father’s Day 2015. Father’s Day is June 21st. If you’re like me, you like to spoil your dad or the father of […]

Free Swimming Lessons in San Antonio

Free swimming lessons in San Antonio in 2015

Two things happened today to lead me to write this post: 1. A Twitter follower asked, “Do you know where my son can get free swimming lessons??” 2. A friend, Tori, who blogs at The STORIbook, posted this frightening story on Facebook: “[My preschooler] fell in the pool today after swim lessons. I’ve never been […]

Answers to your burning questions about sun protection {& a giveaway!}

Answers to sun protection questions for families

Disclosure: Coolibar* provided my family with two kids’ SPF 50+ rash guards and one ladies’ SPF 50+ swim shirt to try. However, all opinions are mine. —> Be sure to enter below for your chance to win one kids’ rash guard and one kids’ swim trunk or bottom of your choice from the Coolibar girls’ […]

How to get free LEGOs each month

How to get free LEGOs each month

If there’s a LEGO store near you, as there is in San Antonio at North Star Mall, you’re in luck! Every month, the LEGO store gives away free mini sets to kids, ages 6 – 14. Up until recently, these free LEGO build events were held on the first Tuesday of every month on a […]

Affordable dance, guitar, and voice camps for kids at Northwest Vista College

Low-cost summer arts camps for kids in San Antonio featuring dance, guitar, and voice

This post is sponsored by Northwest Vista College. Looking for a unique and affordable camp for your kids this summer? For the first time ever, Northwest Vista College offers S.T.A.G.E.S., Student Training for the Arts for Growth and Self Confidence. These two-week camps, held for three hours each weekday, are available for both beginner and […]

Free in San Antonio: June 2015

Free-June-2015-in-San-Antonio

The free, family-friendly activities this June in San Antonio are HOT! Check them out and come back often as more events will be added as we find them. And, don’t miss these popular summer posts:  100+ FREE things for kids and families to do this summer in San Antonio 70+ FREE (or almost-free) VBS in […]

Free report card rewards for kids in San Antonio

Get free rewards for your child's report cards

The end of school is so close you can almost taste it (and, for some local schools, summer is already here!). Bring in your child’s report card to these area businesses* for discounts and freebies to celebrate their hard work this year: Krispy Kreme in San Antonio Bring in your child’s report card (for kids […]

The DoSeum, San Antonio’s world-class children’s museum

The DoSeum is San Antonio's state-of-the-art children's museum

San Antonio, are you ready? The moment we’ve waited for has arrived: The DoSeum, San Antonio’s brand-new, state-of-the-art children’s museum, opens on Saturday, June 6. And, San Antonio Mom Blogs is giving away ONE PREMIER FAMILY MEMBERSHIP! Yes, you heard me: we’re giving away one Premier Family Membership to one lucky family of up to six people* […]

100+ Free Things for Kids and Families to do in San Antonio this Summer (2015)

100+ free things to do in San Antonio this summer, 2015

Having fun together in the Alamo City this summer doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here’s San Antonio Mom Blogs’ list of more than 100 FREE, family-friendly activities to enjoy during summer 2015 in San Antonio! Free (and Almost-free) Camps for Kids Apple These three-day, free Apple camp sessions teach kids, ages 8-12, how to use iMovie to make their […]

How high-tech manikins help keep our kids healthy

High-fidelity manikins at Children's Hospital of San Antonio train nurses and physicians

Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CHofSA) continued its trend of impressing San Antonio parents when they recently opened their state-of-the art Simulation Center. Home to 10 manikins (adults, juniors, and babies), the center covers nearly 7,000 square feet on the third floor of the hospital. Funded by $1.6 million grant from CHRISTUS Health, it is the largest simulation […]

Free admission to SeaWorld & Aquatica for Texas preschoolers and teachers (deadline approaching!)

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

Disclosure: I’m a SeaWorld Wildside blogger. I receive complimentary passes for my family and other perks throughout the year. All opinions are mine. There are just two weeks left for Texas preschoolers and teachers to take advantage of SeaWorld San Antonio’s special offers that both expire on May 31, 2015! Here’s what you need to know […]

Culinaria events the whole family will love

Culinaria events for families

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post in the way of tickets to some of Culinaria’s events. However, all opinions are mine. Don’t miss the giveaway below for four tickets to the Food Truck Event on Thursday, May 14! **** UPDATED TO ADD: The Food Truck Event will now be held at North Star Mall – […]

70+ Vacation Bible Schools: mapped for easy search

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

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 in San Antonio. She also created this super helpful map that allows you to search for a VBS by location. You can grab and slide the map or zoom […]