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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, […]

Free in San Antonio through July 27, 2014

Here's what's Free in San Antonio through July 27, 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, month-long art classes for kids, ages 5-17, in San Antonio […]

Weekly Link Up for July 21 – 27, 2014

San Antonio Mom Blogs' Weekly Link Up for July 21 - 27, 2014: what are mom bloggers writing about in San Antonio?

This summer, San Antonio Mom Blogs is saying farewell (for now!) to two bloggers: Lisa, with Crazy Adventures in Parenting, and Claire, with The Half-Hearted Housewife. We’ll miss them but once you’re a member of #samoms and #satxbloggers, you’re a member for life, so the good news is you can still expect to see them […]

Road Trip: 5 free things to do with kids in Houston

Free fun in Houston for families: Nature Discovery Center

Jennifer Patrick’s enthusiasm for life is contagious. When she’s in a room, people are drawn to her bubbly personality, wildly hilarious sense of humor, and kind and charming nature. She’s another of the amazing bloggers I’ve met through the SeaWorld Wildside blog ambassador program and she happens to have a handle on family fun in Houston (and beyond […]

Oaks Crossing: HEB’s new restaurant is tasty, affordable, and kid-friendly

A large variety of beer, beautiful patio, and fresh menu choices at Oaks Crossing at Stone Oak in San Antonio

A restaurant? In HEB, you say? Really?!? Yes! My husband, son, and I stopped by Oaks Crossing for dinner last week. HEB’s new restaurant at The Market at Stone Oak offers a weekday happy hour from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with tempting food and drink specials. Select appetizers during happy hour are just $4 each. Personal (8″) […]

Free in San Antonio through July 20, 2014

Free family-friendly fun in San Antonio through July 20, 2014

FREE, month-long art classes for kids, ages 5-17, in San Antonio at the Southwest School of Art. Registration is now open and spots fill quickly! Saturday Morning Discovery at the Southwest School of Art provides free two-hour art sessions on Saturdays for one month, for kids ages 5-17. San Antonio children get the opportunity to experiment with many […]

Weekly Link Up for July 14 – 20, 2014

What San Antonio mom bloggers are writing about this week

A wide variety of posts, some funny, others moving, and many helpful, appeared on last week’s link up. Here are just a few of the highlights: Folks on Twitter loved learning about Veronica’s weekly reading basket for kids when I shared her post there. Do you use a weekly reading basket for your kids? Veronica’s post tells […]

Free days and times for San Antonio museums

Free day and times for San Antonio Museums

San Antonio is home to world-class museums. The only thing better than a visit to one of them, is a FREE visit. Below are the free days and times for San Antonio museums. If you don’t see your favorite local museum’s free days and times included below, please list them in the comments. The Witte […]

Free in San Antonio through July 13, 2014

Free in San Antonio through July 13, 2014

Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, San Fernando Cathedral, Main Plaza, 115 N. Main, 78205, at 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. San Antonio | The Saga. This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral. FREE swimming […]

Weekly Link Up for July 7 – 13, 2014

San Antonio Mom Blogs' Weekly Link Up for July 7 - 13, 2014

It was a big weekend, y’all. I drove my first-born two hours away from our home to summer camp in the beautiful Texas Hill Country for the first time. Few things go more against your motherly instinct than leaving your kid with strangers, in the woods, and driving away. But she was ready. Boy, was she ready. […]

You call it parenting

Your child's first experience at sleep away summer camp

“How does she do it?” my husband asks, when he describes the way our daughter bounced out of his car and ran, happily, into her first morning of day camp a few weeks ago. He is truly puzzled. “That’s so completely foreign to me. Even now, as an adult, I wouldn’t willingly throw myself, gladly […]

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Dallas / Fort Worth

Five free things for kids and families to do in Dallas and Ft. Worth

I met Courtney, with My Crazy Savings, through the SeaWorld Wildside blog ambassador program a few years ago. Courtney’s a mom to three girls and she’s a super savings wizard to boot. I knew she’d have great suggestions for fun things families can do in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. In today’s guest post, […]

Free in San Antonio through July 6, 2014

Free, family-friendly events and activities in San Antonio through July 6, 2014

FREE swimming at San Antonio public outdoor pools: The San Antonio public pool swimming season runs through Aug. 16. Hours of operation at the majority of the department’s 24 outdoor pools during the summer are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. with some pools open from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, […]

Weekly Link Up for June 30 – July 6, 2014

San Antonio Mom Blogs Weekly Link Up for June 30 - July 6, 2014

Summer. Is it as idyllic as you’d dreamed it would be? Or is it more rushed and hectic than the summers of your youth? My family is definitely having fun but summer is keeping us pretty busy too. I’m longing for some leisurely days with nothing on my mind other than the plight of the […]

San Antonio Foodie Date Night!

San Antonio Foodie Date Night! Check out these five culinary gems from San Antonio's food scene.

It’s something we San Antonians already knew: San Antonio is a major foodie destination! Wine Enthusiast named San Antonio one of the 5 Best Foodie Cities in 2014. When deciding where to spend your hard-earned date night dollars, check out these five favorite foodie finds of mine, covered previously on San Antonio Mom Blogs: 1. […]

Free in San Antonio through June 29, 2014

Free family friendly events and activities in San Antonio through June 29, 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 swimming at San Antonio public outdoor pools: The San Antonio […]

July 4th Fireworks in and around San Antonio

4th of July fireworks in San Antonio 2014

Here’s your list of family-friendly Fourth of July fireworks displays and celebrations for 2014 in San Antonio and surrounding communities. Happy Independence Day! ~~~~~Free 4th of July celebrations~~~~~ City of San Antonio 4th of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake Friday, July 4, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. This celebration, the official City of San Antonio […]

So Bro Pizza Co for a fun, family lunch or a sophisticated date night

So Bro Pizza Co in San Antonio for family fun and food or a sophisticated date night

Disclosure: On my second visit to So Bro Pizza Co, I was a guest of the restaurant and enjoyed complimentary food and beverages. However, all opinions are mine. Some businesses in San Antonio understand, inherently, how to use social media to connect with their followers, expertly turning them into friends and loyal customers through creative […]

Summer “Pinspiration” with Dr. Smith’s (and a $250 Amazon gift card giveaway!)

Summer "Pinspiration" with Dr. Smith's & a giveaway!

During these lovely, sunny summer days what could be better than a little “pinspiration?” This week I’m partnering with Dr. Smith’s to pin some of my favorite sun-kissed summer fun ideas onto their Summer Pinspiration board. Check out their board every day for fresh, new ways to have fun-in-the-sun, whip up tasty summertime treats, and travel with kids […]

Love and support for a San Antonio mom blogger and the Weekly Link Up for June 16 – 22, 2014

Love and support for a San Antonio mom blogger and the Weekly Link Up for June 16 - 22, 2014

Our local group of mom bloggers here in San Antonio is extraordinary. I’m always in awe of the kindness, love, support, and respect we show to one another. And, when one of us celebrates, we all celebrate. When one of us is hurting, we all hurt. San Antonio bloggers always rally together to support one another. […]

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Austin

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Austin

San Antonio is a great place to spend your summer but, sometimes, it’s exciting to get out of town for a bit in search of new adventures. Austin is full of fun and funky kid-friendly things to do and, better yet, I know someone with the scoop on all that is FREE in Austin: Meet Heidi […]