Win a week at Camp La Jita, a Girl Scout resident summer camp! {Giveaway!}

Camp La Jita, a Girl Scout summer resident camp near San Antonio

Disclosure: In a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, this post is part of a series about the Girl Scouts Pathways Program and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas’ summer camps. In exchange for learning about, touring, attending, and sharing about my family’s experience with these camps, I am being provided with complimentary […]

Fiesta posts by San Antonio bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for April 14 – 20, 2014

Fiesta posts by San Antonio bloggers and the Weekly Link Up for April 14 - 20, 2014

Fiesta is in full swing! Here’s a look at what San Antonio bloggers are writing about it, including reviews of favorite events, Fiesta guides for beginners, DIY Fiesta decor, and insider tips for the best ways to enjoy the Alamo City’s biggest celebration. New to San Antonio and wondering what this Fiesta thing is all […]

San Antonio mom blogger Traci Smith releases new book, Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life {Giveaway!}

Win a copy of Seamless Faith: simple practices for daily family life

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are mine. {GIVEAWAY: be sure to enter at the bottom of this post for your chance to win a copy of Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life.} Several years ago, I wrote a […]

Free, family-friendly Fiesta San Antonio events!

A list of suggested family friendly and free events at Fiesta San Antonio

Fiesta is San Antonio’s biggest celebration of the year: The parades! The confetti! The food! The music! The rides! The pageantry! But, with 18 straight days filled with more than 100 Fiesta events, how do you know which ones are best suited for families and also won’t break the bank? Welcome to San Antonio Mom […]

Weekly Link Up for April 7 – 13, 2014

Weekly Link Up for April 7 - 13, 2014

Y’all, the San Antonio Book Festival was breathtaking. It was the Fiesta of books. It was a reader’s paradise, a writer’s playground, and a child’s vivid dream prancing boldly around words and into billowing tents and amidst the vivid colors of the San Antonio Library splashed against the backdrop of an unseasonably gray spring sky. And […]

Fun and affordable Girl Scout Summer Camps: you don’t have to be in a troop to go!

Affordable, fun, Girl Scout summer camps in South Texas without having to join a troop!

Disclosure: In a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, this post is the first in a series about the Girl Scouts Pathways Program and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas’ summer camps. In exchange for learning about, touring, attending, and sharing about my family’s experience with these camps, I am being provided with […]

Free in San Antonio through April 6, 2014

Free in San Antonio through April 6, 2014

Now through Sunday, April 13, McDonald’s Free small McCafe coffee during breakfast hours Follow @McDGreaterSA on Twitter for details and use the hashtag: #SASmilesForCoffee Now through Thursday, May 22 Dinosaur Days at San Antonio Branch Libraries During the San Antonio Public Library’s free Dinosaur Days, kids five and under will get to use playdough with […]

Weekly Link Up for March 31 – April 6, 2014

Weekly Link Up at the Girls Inc Science Fest

With gorgeous weather finally arriving (to stay?) and tons of activities for families from which to choose, it was another wonderful and busy weekend in San Antonio! We spent part of Saturday at the Girls Inc. Science Festival. This free, annual event never disappoints. There were so many science, engineering, and technology-related experiments and projects […]

Cardboard Kids SA: It’s happening everywhere

Cardboard Kids SA - bringing awareness to child abuse in San Antonio and Bexar County with Child Safe on April 3, 2014

It’s happening everywhere. Abused kids are your neighbors. It’s you. It’s me.” – Randy McGibeny, director of programs for ChildSafe Randy’s words have haunted me ever since I sat down with him, ChildSafe President and CEO Kim Abernethy, Director of Development Cathy Siegel, and the other members of the dedicated team at ChildSafe, a nonprofit […]

Free events in San Antonio March 22-23, 2014

Free events in San Antonio on March 22-23, 2014

Don’t miss these free, family-friendly events in San Antonio this weekend from the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Free in San Antonio Pinterest board: Artpace Family Day 2014: Saturday, March 22 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Frozen! Free Movie this Saturday, March 22nd at 8:00 p.m. on Woodlawn Lake  Foundation Family Fun Fest 2nd annual sensory-friendly […]

Looking forward to the San Antonio Book Festival: a round up of posts by San Antonio bloggers

San Antonio Book Festival 2014

photos courtesy of Shane Kyle from CE Group We live in a “City on the Rise” so it makes sense that our annual San Antonio Book Festival (which is free and open to the public!) will draw over 90 acclaimed national and regional authors to the Alamo City to share, discuss, and sell their works. […]

The brand new Tower Creek at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (Win tickets!)

A visit to Tower Creek: the brand new section at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary entrance to this attraction, along with lunch. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions and photos (except for the aerial view of Tower Creek, which is property of Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch) are mine. If you’ve ever visited Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, you know […]

Enjoying Blastenhoff Beach at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels with elementary school-age kids

Blastenhoff Beach at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels for elementary-age kids

Disclosure: my family and I received free admission to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels but I received no other compensation. All opinions are mine. The highlight of our Spring Break so far was a trip to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, just 30 minutes north of San Antonio. This was the first year that a section of Schlitterbahn (Blastenhoff […]

First look at Zootennial Plaza at the San Antonio Zoo

Zootennial Plaza at the San Antonio Zoo

Hoping to avoid the Spring Break crowds at the San Antonio Zoo next week, the kids and I headed there yesterday after school for our first glimpse of Zootennial Plaza. It’s gorgeous and well worth the wait! But, before I show you how lovely Zootennial Plaza is, I’ve got to share our celebrity siting. We […]

Kimura for a perfect date night

Kimura in downtown San Antonio: an Izakaya, ramen noodle restaurant

It’s a funny thing: one day you look up and realize the world’s been spinning out there without you. I mean, you knew it was happening but, once you became a parent, you were too busy with late night feedings, lack of quality sleep, getting through the teething and potty training and preschool to notice. […]

Walker Ranch Park in San Antonio, Texas (#3 for #SA2020Resolutions)

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Sometimes, visiting a park more than once is the only way to discover everything it has to offer. This is the case with Walker Ranch Park, located off of West Avenue (and underneath the flight path of San Antonio International Airport). At first glance it appears to be a small park, primarily frequented by parents […]

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels opens for Spring Break

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels for Spring Break

Disclosure: I’ve been invited by Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Resort to receive a complimentary, two-night stay. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are mine. Spring Break is just around the corner (What? I KNOW. How did that sneak up on us?!). With these last few months of crazy cold weather, not only […]