San Antonio Mom Blogs - Life and Parenting in the Alamo City

The DoSeum, San Antonio’s world-class children’s museum {and a giveaway!}

The DoSeum is San Antonio's state-of-the-art children's museum

San Antonio, are you ready? The moment we’ve waited for has arrived: The DoSeum, San Antonio’s brand-new, state-of-the-art children’s museum, opens on Saturday, June 6. And, San Antonio Mom Blogs is giving away ONE PREMIER FAMILY MEMBERSHIP! Yes, you heard me: we’re giving away one Premier Family Membership to one lucky family of up to six people* […]

100+ Free Things for Kids and Families to do in San Antonio this Summer (2015)

100+ free things to do in San Antonio this summer, 2015

Having fun together in the Alamo City this summer doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here’s San Antonio Mom Blogs’ list of more than 100 FREE, family-friendly activities to enjoy during summer 2015 in San Antonio! Free Tech Camps for Kids Apple These three-day, free Apple camp sessions teach kids, ages 8-12, how to use iMovie to make their own […]

How high-tech manikins help keep our kids healthy

High-fidelity manikins at Children's Hospital of San Antonio train nurses and physicians

Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CHofSA) continued its trend of impressing San Antonio parents when they recently opened their state-of-the art Simulation Center. Home to 10 manikins (adults, juniors, and babies), the center covers nearly 7,000 square feet on the third floor of the hospital. Funded by $1.6 million grant from CHRISTUS Health, it is the largest simulation […]

Free admission to SeaWorld & Aquatica for Texas preschoolers and teachers (deadline approaching!)

SeaWorld San Antonio offers free passes for Texas preschoolers and teachers in 2015

Disclosure: I’m a SeaWorld Wildside blogger. I receive complimentary passes for my family and other perks throughout the year. All opinions are mine. There are just two weeks left for Texas preschoolers and teachers to take advantage of SeaWorld San Antonio’s special offers that both expire on May 31, 2015! Here’s what you need to know […]

Culinaria events the whole family will love

Culinaria events for families

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post in the way of tickets to some of Culinaria’s events. However, all opinions are mine. Don’t miss the giveaway below for four tickets to the Food Truck Event on Thursday, May 14! **** UPDATED TO ADD: The Food Truck Event will now be held at North Star Mall – […]

70+ Vacation Bible Schools: mapped for easy search

70+ Vacation Bible Schools in San Antonio, mapped for easy search!

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 in San Antonio. She also created this super helpful map that allows you to search for a VBS by location. You can grab and slide the map or zoom […]

Free fun for Mother’s Day 2015

Free Mother's Day fun in San Antonio in 2015

This Mother’s Day, spend lots of time with mom, but not lots of money! Here are some free, fun things you can do to celebrate Mother’s Day in San Antonio this weekend. Know of others? Share them in the comments. Saturday, May 9, Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, 78201, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. […]

Free in San Antonio: May 2015

Free, family-friendly fun in San Antonio this May

May’s going to be a busy month full of fantastic FREE fun your whole family will love. Be sure to check back often as I’ll continue to add awesome free events as I find them. **** Recurring free events: Take a trolley around downtown San Antonio for free! Take the E, a free trolley that stops […]

What’s the big deal about The Big Give S.A.?

The Big Give SA

Working at the San Antonio Symphony in the early 90s gave me a soft spot for nonprofits. When you witness, firsthand, the devotion nonprofit employees bring to their cause, you can’t help but be impressed. As part of the Symphony’s marketing staff, I worked alongside dedicated professionals and professional musicians who worked tirelessly to bring […]

50+ free Fiesta events for families in 2015

50+ FREE, family-friendly Fiesta San Antonio events in 2015

Fiesta San Antonio, the Alamo City’s biggest and most colorful celebration, offers more than 50 free events for families to attend! San Antonio Mom Blogs brings you a comprehensive guide to all of the free fun your family can have during Fiesta San Antonio 2015. Admission to the the events listed below is free, but some events […]

Everything you need to know about the 2015 San Antonio Book Festival

Everything you need to know about the San Antonio Book Festival 2015

Authors, Ideas, Imagination! You’ll find them all at the 3rd Annual San Antonio Book Festival, a free, family-friendly event taking place this Saturday, April 11, in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Now entering its third year, the festival welcomes 90 nationally acclaimed and regional authors whose works span the fiction, nonfiction, children’s literature, young […]

Cardboard Kids San Antonio: preventing child abuse

Preventing child abuse in Bexar County: Cardboard Kids SA

They’re colorful. They’re creative. Each one is unique. And some are even downright adorable. They’re Cardboard Kids and they have a special mission to accomplish: to bring awareness to child abuse in Bexar County. On Thursday, April 9, thanks to child advocacy group ChildSafe and sponsor Valero Energy Foundation, more than 20,000 Cardboard Kids will appear […]

Hosting your child’s birthday party at Top Golf

Throw a kids' birthday party at Top Golf San Antonio

Guest contributor Lisa Curbello* wrote today’s post. She and her business were featured on San Antonio Mom Blogs in February of 2015. We’re excited to welcome her as a guest contributor! Accompanying photographs are courtesy of Top Golf.  Every year, come New Year’s, I’m faced with the same dilemma: Happy New Year! Now, where to […]

Tour San Antonio’s Asian Gardens

Take a tour of San Antonio's Asian Gardens

Guest contributor Angie Cronin* wrote today’s guest post and took all accompanying photographs. You can find Angie blogging at Kimchi Mamas. This time of year is an especially great time to explore the gardens of San Antonio! “But I’ve already been to most of the gardens in town,” you think to yourself. But have you taken […]

Free in San Antonio: April 2015

FREE-in-April-2015-feat

Check out San Antonio Mom Blogs’ list of FREE, family-friendly fun happening this April and don’t miss our very special post with all of the FREE, family-friendly fun you can have at Fiesta! **** Recurring free events: Take a trolley around downtown San Antonio for free! Take the E, a free trolley that stops at one of […]

Six surprising benefits of summer camp

The six surprising benefits from summer camp

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by T Bar M Camps, a non-denominational Christian sports and adventure camp with locations in New Braunfels, Texas and on Lake Travis near Austin. Over 10,000 people experience T Bar M adventure every year.  Imagine a schedule so full of fun, you actually forget about TV and the iPad. Soccer […]

A visit to the Hill Country Science Mill

A visit to the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City, Texas, a STEM center for kids and families

Today, San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Melanie Mendez-Gonzales from ¿Qué Means What?. Our familia loves everything STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math) so we were eager to check out the Hill Country Science Mill. We’ve driven through Johnson City, where the Science Mill is located, many times while traveling across the state to visit family. Learning that a state-of-the-art STEM educational center for families […]

A week of Spring Break giveaways!

San Antonio Mom Blogs' Week of Spring Break Giveaways!

Sure, next week boasts more than 50 fun, entertaining, educational, and family-friendly things to do in San Antonio for Spring Break. But wouldn’t it be cool to win FREE tickets to some of them this week? San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Week of Spring Break Giveaways runs this week, from March 2 – March 6! We’re giving away tickets […]

Free in San Antonio: March 2015

Free family-friendly activities in San Antonio during March 2015

March welcomes spring to San Antonio with tons of free, family-friendly events and activities. Enjoy the weather and the free fun, all month long! DON’T MISS OUR: 50+ Things to Do During Spring Break in San Antonio post!  Free fitness events across San Antonio from the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. San Antonio Blogger Geekette […]

Meet The Bra Chick: Your New Breast Friend

Bra fitting appointments and parties in San Antonio with The Bra Chick, Lisa Curbello

Disclosure: I received a complimentary bra fitting and one complimentary bra for the purposes of reviewing this experience. All opinions are mine. Your BRA. Yeah, I said it. It’s something you probably don’t think or talk much about anywhere with anyone. Am I right? I know I don’t. Although, I used to find myself tugging […]

Spring 2015 consignment sales in San Antonio

Spring consignment sales in San Antonio, spring 2015

Pretty soon we’ll pack away our, say it with me, “winter” clothes and pull out our colorful shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits for the approaching warmer weather. If you’re in need of spring and summer kids’ clothes, baby care items, toys, and more, check out one of these six upcoming consignment sales in San Antonio […]

Our 2015 San Antonio Summer Camp Guide

San Antonio Mom Blogs' 2015 Summer Camp Guide

Introducing the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ 2015 Summer Camp Guide! This year’s Guide features the best San Antonio camps for your kids, from sports and the outdoors, to the arts, to science and technology, and much more. These summer camps vary in duration, with some lasting a week or more, while others offer half- and full-day […]

50+ things to do during Spring Break in San Antonio

50+ things to do during Spring Break in San Antonio: Your Guide to Family Fun!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wait. You thought that was Christmas? No! Here in South Texas, Spring Break is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Rarely cold and almost never too hot, Spring Break weather in San Antonio is usually gorgeous, begging us to get outdoors with our kids to […]

Paid market research opportunity for men and women in San Antonio

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 in 2014 this year, I wholeheartedly recommend working with them. Here’s their latest study for which you may qualify: Think Group Austin has an upcoming focus group for MALES in the South San […]

Kids eat free at Thai Topaz on Tuesday & Thursday nights

Kids eat free at Thai Topaz in Castle Hills on Tuesday and Thursday nights in San Antonio

Disclosure: I recently dined at Thai Topaz as their guest, along with other local bloggers, to sample their cuisine and to learn about their kids’ menu. I returned a week later with my family (on our own dime) because I wanted my husband and kids to experience delicious, authentic Thai food and family-friendly atmosphere the owners […]