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San Antonio Movie Theaters offer sensory-friendly screenings

San Antonio Movie Theaters offer sensory-friendly screenings

Two movie theater companies in San Antonio offer sensory-friendly screenings of first-run films. Kids and individuals who are sensitive to noise and/or light or who have trouble sitting still for long periods of time can enjoy going to the movies with their family and friends in a sensory-friendly environment. AMC Rivercenter 11 Theaters 849 E. […]

Our favorite Parents’ Night Out programs in San Antonio

Our favorite Parents' Night Out Programs in San Antonio

Having a regular, trustworthy babysitter is one of a parent’s greatest assets. But sometimes, sitters aren’t available when you need a night out on the town. Or, you’d like a date night out with your significant other without paying $12 an hour for child care. That’s when Parents’ Night Out programs come in handy. The […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ideas for kids of all ages

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ideas for kids of all ages, in San Antonio and beyond

As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches — it’s Monday, January 19, this year — you may wonder how to honor the legacy of Dr. King with your children. Below are San Antonio Mom Blogs’ ideas for commemorating this important day with kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. And, don’t forget to check out all of […]

{Giveaway} Win front-of-the-line passes for America’s Got Talent auditions in San Antonio

Win passes to go to the front of the line at the America's Got Talent auditions in San Antonio!

San Antonio: do you or your kids have a special talent? A skill like no other? Do you love to entertain friends and family with your unique gift? Well, guess what? America’s Got Talent wants to see YOU in San Antonio at their auditions on Thursday, January 29! And, the best part? They want YOU […]

Free in San Antonio: January 2015

Free in San Antonio: January 2015

Free fitness events across San Antonio during January from the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. Free entrance days at National Parks (fantastic list by local blogger Heather Hernandez with GeeketteBits.com). San Antonio parks are always free to visit. Here are 20 San Antonio parks we enjoyed last year. Recurring free events: Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, […]

Comanche Lookout Park in San Antonio, Texas (#20 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Comanche Lookout Park in San Antonio, Texas

Park #20 presented something no other park before it had: a feeling of pressure. Picking just the right park for #20 seemed like a big deal. Not only would it be the last park we’d visit in 2014, but it would also be the location of our celebration – my kids and I reaching our #SA2020Resolutions […]

Change the world with #DeedADay and the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet

#DeedADay and 100 Good Deeds bracelet

Disclosure: I received this 100 Good Deeds bracelet as a gift to review and share with my readers. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. What if everyone did one good deed every day? The world would be a brighter place if we all committed to look out for one another, to […]

Mud Creek Park in San Antonio, Texas (#19 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Mud Creek Park in San Antonio, Texas

Was it the cold and gloomy day? Was it the KEEP OUT and Private Property signs on the fence lining the trail upon which we walked? Was it the grafitti sprayed across the nearby dam?  Or maybe it was just the active imaginations of my kids who concocted outlandish tales of hideous trolls hiding in the brush nearby, waiting to […]

Travis Park in San Antonio, Texas (#18 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Travis Park in San Antonio, Texas

Sometimes park visits are completely spontaneous, as with park #18 we visited recently: Travis Park. We were downtown running some holiday errands when I remembered this park promised San Antonio a snow day. The park’s free Let It Snow event boasted real snow, a snow slide, lots of free activities for families, food trucks, and a […]

Stone Oak Park in San Antonio, Texas (#17 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Stone Oak Park, San Antonio, Texas

After visiting so many local parks this year, I’m still surprised by how much of each park we don’t see. My kids and I hit a park, experience it, photograph it, and head home. Next, I visit the San Antonio Parks and Recreation website to discover more about the park and I’m stunned to learn we only […]

Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas (#16 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Texas

Visiting 20 San Antonio parks in one year seems like an easy goal, right? Let me assure y’all, it’s not as easy as I assumed. This little thing called “life” got in our way and it slurped up our weekends faster than a thirsty toddler with a cup of juice and a bendy straw. The next time I looked up, […]

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in San Antonio for kids and families

New Year's Eve Celebrations and Fireworks for kids and families in San Antonio

Disclosure: I’m a SeaWorld Wildside blogger. I receive complimentary passes for my family and other perks throughout the year. All opinions are mine. Ringing in the New Year isn’t just for grown ups. Kids love watching the ball drop just as much as (more than?!) we do. Here are some ways for kids and families […]

From Me to You is back: a pop up holiday store just for kids!

From Me to You: holiday shopping for kids that gives back to our San Antonio community

“Mom! When are we going shopping for Christmas?!?” my eager nine-year-old asks. Not usually an avid shopper, she suddenly becomes excited about shopping for family and friends during Christmas these days. That’s due to our family’s newest holiday tradition: our kids go gift shopping at From Me To You. A unique concept store created last […]

Maverick Park in San Antonio, Texas (#15 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Maverick Park in San Antonio, Texas

For #15 of our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks this year, my kids and I visited Maverick Park, a three-acre stretch on the corner of Broadway and Jones. People gathered in Maverick Park on that late Sunday in September to play in the streets, AKA attend Síclovía, the city’s biannual party which closes several miles […]

Road Trip: 5 Free Holiday Happenings in Austin

Take a road trip! 5 free holiday happenings in Austin, Texas

There’s always free fun to be had in Austin and today we’ve got Free Fun in Austin expert Heidi Gollub here to tell us all about her recommended free holiday happenings in Austin. This December, take a quick family road trip north for a whole lot of free, festive, family fun! 1. Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Daily through January 4 […]

Paid focus group for San Antonio women, ages 25-65

Think Group Austin has paid market research opportunities in San Antonio

  This post is sponsored by Think Group Austin.  As a prior participant in a Think Group Austin focus group in San Antonio earlier this year, I wholeheartedly recommend working with them. Here’s their latest study for which you may qualify: Upcoming paid research study in San Antonio on Thursday, December 11th: Think Group has an […]

Why I’m donating to More Than Me on #GivingTuesday

Why I'm donating to More Than Me on Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes today: Giving Tuesday. What’s it all about? It’s a movement to encourage donations to charitable organizations that are making a difference. Today, I’m donating to More Than Me. Founded by American Katie Meyler, a New Jersey native who’s spent the past 12 years living and working in Liberia, […]

You can’t prevent it. There is no cure. But there is something you can do to change that.

There is no cure or prevention for Alzheimer's disease yet, but you can change that.

Disclosure: Banner Alzheimer’s Institute provided a financial incentive for this post. Isabel didn’t have to like me. I was the reason her son left home in Indiana for Texas. I was also his third wife. She was no stranger to the daughter-in-law rodeo. Still, she welcomed me to the family with all of the warmth […]

How to spend Thanksgiving break 2014 in San Antonio

Family activities during Thanksgiving break in San Antonio

Thanksgiving break is here! Your first thought: Cool, I get to hang out with my kids for seven days. Your second thought: Uh oh, I have to entertain my kids for seven days. In between grocery shopping, cooking, baking, cleaning, and welcoming company for the holiday, you want to have fun with your kids too. But […]

Olmos Park in San Antonio, Texas (#14 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Visit Olmos Park in San Antonio, Texas

Park #14 in our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 San Antonio parks in 2014 is Olmos Park. Vast at just over 1,000 acres, varied in its offerings (60 picnic tables, a pavilion, softball/football/soccer fields, a paved trail and a nature trail, and a playground), and cool and shady with oak trees all around, Olmos Park […]

Dickens on Main: free holiday fun for the whole family on Thanksgiving weekend

Take the kids to Dickens on Main, a free, kid-friendly holiday festival in Boerne, just outside of San Antonio, Texas!

Disclosure: I was invited to a complimentary Paint and Sip evening at The Shabby Palette in Boerne to learn about Dickens on Main. I received a swag bag with items from vendors participating in the event. However, all opinions are mine. To see photos from our fun bloggers’ crafting and painting night at The Shabby Palette, […]

Free holiday events in San Antonio 2014

Restaurants and cafes on famous San Antonio riverwalk Texas

The holiday season in San Antonio. Is there a prettier time of year? Lights twinkling in trees high above the riverwalk. Parades, caroling, festivals, tree lightings, and honored traditions happen throughout the Alamo City. Here is San Antonio Mom Blogs’ guide to the free events your family will love. Check back often as we’ll continue to add […]

Confluence Park in San Antonio, Texas (#13 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Confluence Park in San Antonio, Texas (#13 of 20 parks we're visiting for #SA2020Resolutions)

Confession time: Confluence Park (located where the San Antonio River meets San Pedro Creek near Mission Concepción) isn’t really a park. Yet. But my kids and I visited it one Saturday in September anyway. We decided to call it park #13 for our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks in San Antonio in 2014 for three […]

Last weekend to see Grossology at the Witte Museum!

See Grossology at the Witte Museum before it's gone!

Disclosure: my family and I received free passes to visit Grossology over the summer. No other compensation was received. All opinions are mine. Toot, sneeze, snot, burp, barf. C’mon. You’re totally grossed out that I’d even type those words, right? But if you read them out loud to your kids right now, I guarantee they’ll giggle […]

Olympia Park in San Antonio, Texas (#12 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Olympia Park in San Antonio, Texas

After spending time exploring the picturesque, serene Denman Estate Park, my kids and I were ready to find a playground. So, for the first time ever on our #SA2020Resolutions park challenge, we visited two parks in one day. I asked my GPS for directions to the closest park and Olympia Park popped up on the screen. As […]