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Where kids eat free on Halloween in San Antonio

Updated as of October 25, 2017 As the spooky night of Halloween draws near it may occur to you: the scariest thing might be how much you’ve spent making or buying costumes. Never fear! San Antonio Mom Blogs is here to help you save some money. Here’s where kids eat free on Halloween in San Antonio. […]

7 Tips for Getting a Great Halloween Costume at the Goodwill

This Halloween post is written by San Antonio blogger Haeley Giambalvo with Design Improvised and sponsored by Goodwill San Antonio. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Introducing our family rock band – this year’s Halloween costumes thanks to a trip to our local Goodwill store! Finding the perfect Halloween […]

Five reasons to take your kids to Zoo Boo!

As a Zoo Troop blogger, I receive free admission to the San Antonio Zoo and other perks and experiences throughout the year, including attending a recent preview of Zoo Boo. However, all opinions are mine. Thank you for supporting the brands, nonprofits, and initiatives that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! The San Antonio Zoo Boo is back and […]

Costumes, Community, and Candy: Bringing Halloween Back to the Simplest of Childhood Pleasures

This Halloween post is written and sponsored by Goodwill San Antonio. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Halloween has changed from a one-day event to a full-on season. “October… It’s already October! I haven’t even thought about the perfect Halloween costume yet!” “How can I get my kid […]

Our map to San Antonio pumpkin patches

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. San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes local blogger and guest contributor* Sara Phillips, with Sensibly Sara, who compiled this list of 2017 Pumpkin Patches in San Antonio. We’ve made […]

Where Kids Eat Free in San Antonio

We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities may make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them first before visiting to be sure that their offerings and activities are still available. Where Kids Eat Free in San Antonio – Everyday: Acadiana Cafe – for kids 6 and under with the […]

Free (& almost-free & not free) Halloween events for families (2017)

This year, the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Free (& almost-free & not free) Halloween events for families (2017) is brought to you by our presenting sponsor, Goodwill San Antonio, your one-stop-shop for Halloween with costumes under $10! Find a Goodwill location near you: Free (& almost-free & not free) Halloween events for families take place all […]

Free festivals in San Antonio this fall (2017)

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. Fall temperatures are just around the corner (Aren’t they? Please say they are!), so it’s the perfect time to enjoy free festivals in San Antonio in the beautiful […]

Free movies in San Antonio this fall (2017)

What better escape from back-to-school and the hustle and bustle of daily life than to see free movies in San Antonio this fall? There are plenty of free (and almost-free!) movies to keep you and your kids entertained. And, many of them are outdoors so you can enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Here’s our huge […]

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

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. 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 […]

Taking a high-tech Texas summer road trip in the 2018 Chevy Equinox

One of my favorite things about summer is the ability to spend time reconnecting with my sister and her kids. Although we live in the same town, our busy work schedules and kid commitments during the year make it tough to get quality time together. For the last few years, we’ve made a point to […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Election Night and Beyond

As a result of recent election results, this will be my final blog entry. I will be focusing on my more important job of being Morgan’s mom, instead of mayoring. This change in status gave me the opportunity to share some important lessons with Morgan. As the election returns came in and we all realized […]

Free days and times for San Antonio museums

  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. Updated: June 2017 San Antonio is home to world-class museums. The only thing better than a visit to one of them, is a FREE visit. […]

70+ Vacation Bible Schools: 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 […]

Free summer reading programs

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Three reasons your daughter will love synchronized swimming (& details about upcoming, low-cost synchro clinics in 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. Last year my daughter joined the Cygnets of San Antonio, a synchronized swimming team which started more than 50 years ago. Since then she’s gained strong […]

San Antonio area splash pads, pools, and waterparks: where to get wet!

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. A special thank you to the following photographers who graciously allowed us to use their splash pad photos for this post! top: Schertz Family Fun, bottom left: Hemisfair, […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Morgan, my 13-year-old baby

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. Morgan is 13-years-old now and pretty confident that she knows a lot more than me and her daddy. Thirteen has been challenging for all of us. When […]

100+ Free Things for Kids and Families to do in San Antonio this Summer (2017)

 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 Swimming Lessons in 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. Two things happened to lead me to write this post: 1. A Twitter follower asked, “Do you know where my son can get free swimming lessons?” […]

Family fun: The Amazing Preservation Race for Kids!

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 the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! […]

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

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 One in Five Minds. Thank you for supporting the organizations and brands that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Imagine a pinwheel. […]

Free summer movies in San Antonio (2017)

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. 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 […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: Keeping a clean home

  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. Morgan recently caught me watching a few moments of, “Hoarding: Buried Alive,” and she said, “Mommy, I don’t know why you like to watch this.” […]

Why Cardboard Kids is important to me

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! A few 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 […]