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Weekly Link Up: What San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2014

Weekly Link Up: What San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2014

Last week, several San Antonio bloggers bared their souls. And, as tough as parenting can be sometimes, it’s posts like these that remind us all: we’re not alone. Jennifer compares parenting to parking lots as she decides to embrace her quiet moments alone between shuttling kids to activities. Jill divulges a few of her parenting […]

Chris Park in San Antonio, Texas (#9 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Chris Park in San Antonio, Texas

Only a mother’s abiding love could produce a park this beautiful. In the middle of downtown San Antonio, if you know just where to look, you’ll find small, tranquil, lushly landscaped Chrispark. Built in 2005 at 111 Camp Street by the late Linda Pace, an art patron and daughter of the Pace Picante Sauce family, Chrispark […]

San Antonio Pumpkin Patches 2014

San Antonio Pumpkin Patches 2014

There’s something about a pumpkin patch: the cheery bright and bold colors of fall signaling the changing of the seasons; the excitement of selecting just the right pumpkins for our porch; the anticipation of what we’ll carve into them as we celebrate the spookiest of all holidays. In San Antonio you can find pumpkin patches all over […]

A healthy taste of the Caribbean comes to San Antonio: Pollo Tropical (grand opening on Sept. 20!)

Pollo Tropical brings fresh, healthy Caribbean chicken, pork, beef, and salads to San Antonio

* Don’t miss the details below on Pollo Tropical’s Grand Opening this Saturday, September 20. After attending a media preview of the just-opened Pollo Tropical (located at 6819 N. Loop 1604 W., across from UTSA) and sampling their wide menu of enticing Caribbean flavors, I’m sold. Their concept of providing fresh, hand-prepared-on-site foods is sure to be […]

Weekly Link Up: What San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 15 – 21, 2014

What San Antonio bloggers are writing about from September 15 - 21, 2014

I’m excited to share a few of the remarkable posts San Antonio bloggers linked up here last week. First, I need to give a quick shout out to some San Antonio bloggers making big waves around (and beyond) the Internet these days: Patti, with Oh, Mrs. Tucker, had her buttermilk cupcakes featured on Food Gawker. Veronica, […]

Salado Creek Greenway North in San Antonio, Texas (#8 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Salado Creek Greenway North in San Antonio, Texas

Park #8 in our family’s quest to visit 20 parks in 2014 for #SA2020Resolutions is the Salado Creek Greenway. This linear park, a series of hiking and biking trails, belongs to the larger Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System in San Antonio which includes 32 developed miles across our city and, when completed, will be comprised […]

70+ Free Things for Kids and Families to do in San Antonio this Fall

70+ free events for families and kids in San Antonio this fall

Fall and San Antonio! What’s better that experiencing fun, kid-friendly events while welcoming cooler weather into the Alamo City? How about FREE, family-friendly fall events?! ***** Check back often as San Antonio Mom Blogs continues to add to our list of free events this fall that kids love. ***** Free museum days and times in […]

Landa Library Park in San Antonio, Texas (#7 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Landa Library Park, #7 of 20 parks we're visiting in San Antonio in 2014 as part of #SA2020Resolutions

Having to pick your favorite park in San Antonio would be like having to pick your favorite child – it can’t be done. Each child (park?) has special qualities that come together to make him/her (it?) a unique and treasured individual (or park). But, if I HAD to pick a favorite park in San Antonio – not […]

Free in San Antonio through September 7, 2014

Free family friendly events and activities in San Antonio through Sept. 7 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 coffee, Mondays in September (1, 8, 15, 22, 29), at […]

Weekly Link Up: what San Antonio bloggers are writing, Sept. 1 – 7, 2014

Weekly Link Up for San Antonio Bloggers, Sept. 1 - 7, 2014

A BIG change is coming to the Weekly Link Up today! The SanAntonioMomBlogs.com Weekly Link Up is now open to ALL San Antonio bloggers, not just mom bloggers. There are so many fantastic, inspiring, creative, clever, and helpful posts about a huge variety of topics coming from bloggers across our city that I’ve decided to expand […]

Labor Day weekend recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers

20+ Labor Day Recipes by San Antonio mom bloggers

With the kids back in school, it’s easy to feel like summer is over. Although, the 100-degree temps quickly remind us it’s still here, right?! With Labor Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try these recipes shared here throughout the summer on the Weekly Link Up by San Antonio mom bloggers. There are […]

San Pedro Springs Park in San Antonio, Texas (#6 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Visiting San Pedro Springs Park in San Antonio, the second oldest park in the country

  Y’all. I’m way behind on sharing my family’s #SA2020 Resolutions park adventures with you. Today I realized it’s been FOUR months since I last posted about a park. We’re still visiting parks. I just haven’t taken the time to share them with you here. *Bad Blogger!* The last park I wrote about was Eisenhower […]

Free in San Antonio through Labor Day 2014

Free, family friendly activities in San Antonio through Labor Day 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. Now through September 27, four San Antonio public pools are free […]

Back to school breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas from San Antonio bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for Aug. 25 – 31, 2014

Back to School Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Ideas from San Antonio bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for August 25 - 31, 2014

After a month away, the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Weekly Link Up is back! But, before we get to all of your bloggy goodness, let’s chat about back to school. Some of you have kids who started school a week or two ago. Some have children starting back today. While others are busy, nearly year-round, […]

How Does A Foodie Mama Navigate Restaurant Week? {and a giveaway!}

Guest contributor Emily Reynolds takes San Antonio Mom Blogs readers on a tour of Restaurant Week

Today San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Emily Reynolds with Defining Delicious. **** Be sure to enter the Defining Delicious Restaurant Week giveaway to two San Antonio restaurants below! **** When I first moved to San Antonio four years ago, I founded my blog, Defining Delicious. It started as a food-meets-family blog, right around the beginning […]

Free in San Antonio through August 17, 2014

Free, family-friendly fun in San Antonio through August 17, 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. Check out the 25+ FREE events for kids and teens at San […]

San Antonio Mom Blogs celebrates 3 years!

San Antonio Mom Blogs celebrates 3 years!

Three years ago today I started SanAntonioMomBlogs.com to celebrate and support local mom bloggers and to share my experiences about life and parenting in the Alamo City. The full story is here. Three years has seen the number of local mom bloggers grow into the hundreds, with more starting every day. Last fall a new […]

Volunteer opportunities for kids and teens in San Antonio

Volunteer opportunities for kids and teens in San Antonio, a guest post by Molly Cox

Today San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Molly Cox, with SA2020.* I know local a high school senior who thought students didn’t get enough opportunities to see theatre, so he started The Playhouse Tribe. I know local a college student who wanted more chances to play music on his violin, so he produced Strings, Songs, […]

Free in San Antonio through August 10, 2014

Free, family-friendly events in San Antonio through August 10, 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. Check out the 25+ FREE events for kids and teens at San […]

Free events for families during Kidcation in San Antonio, August 8 – 17, 2014

Free events for kids in San Antonio during Kidcation Week, August 8 - 17, 2014

Kidcation Week is San Antonio’s summer celebration of kids! Each year, local businesses, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment groups offer special deals to kids and families visiting San Antonio. BUT the great news is, locals can take advantage of these deals too! You can see all of the GREAT Kidcation deals here but below is a […]

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 […]

Kid-to-Kid: what to expect at summer camp

Kid-to-Kid: what first timers can expect at summer camp

All photos in this post were taken by my nine-year-old daughter, Delaney (except the photo of her with her newfound camping friend). This spring and summer I’ve had the pleasure of working with, and learning about, the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas summer camps and their flexible Pathways Program, which allows girls to participate in their […]

The Do Seum: San Antonio’s new children’s museum is perfect for our City on the Rise

A look at San Antonio's new children's museum: The Do Seum

San Antonio is a City on the Rise, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the effort to create a sustainably developed, state-of-the-art museum for the children of San Antonio. The Do Seum, which opens to the public on June 1, 2015, encourages imaginative and investigative play around the areas of science, technology, engineering, […]