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Our top 5 free (or almost-free) things for families to do from Denise Richter’s Book: 100 Things to do in San Antonio Before you Die

100 Things to do in San Antonio Before You Die

This post features an affiliate link. Thank you for supporting the brands and books that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Whether you’re an Alamo City native, born and raised here, or you’re visiting the Alamo City for the first (or second or third!) time and want a fantastic guidebook with an insider’s view to San […]

The newly expanded JW Marriott San Antonio River Bluff Water Experience {Giveaway! 4 rare day passes!}

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country's newly expanded River Bluff Water Experience added two new, daring water slides!

San Antonio Mom Blogs is proud to partner with the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort on this post and, as part of our partnership, we received four day passes to use and four to give away. Enter below for your chance to win. Good luck! Have you visited the JW Marriott Hill Country San […]

Free family fun during the holidays at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

Visit the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort for the holidays!

Few places are prettier during the holidays than the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort.

Empowering 5 million women around the world by 2020: #5by20

Products made by 5by20 artisans for sale at The World of Coke

Invited by Coca Cola as a guest to attend their #5by20 Art of Entrepreneurship event in Atlanta in June, I received travel and accommodations and samples of 5by20 products. All opinions are mine. A sight tourists rarely see, the world’s 3rd largest landfill looms behind the airport in Mexico City. A blight unto itself, the Chimalhuacán […]

Making family connections at The Woodlands Resort

Making family connections at The Woodlands Resort

Over the first weekend in June, my family and I took off to The Woodlands, just north of Houston, to celebrate the end of another school year and my husband, Roger’s, birthday. The Woodlands Resort generously offered to host us for the weekend and, during our three-hour drive east, then north (the Resort is about […]

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 […]

Winter melts away at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

In warm and cold weather, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa is the perfect winter getaway

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary accommodations for two nights in a suite at the JW Marriott in San Antonio but we handled all of our other expenses. I received no additional compensation and all opinions are mine. This post does contain affiliate links. San Antonio winter weather isn’t something most people complain about. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

First Look: Roa’s Aviary at Aquatica and SeaWorld San Antonio

First Look: Roa's Aviary at Aquatic at SeaWorld Texas

Disclosure: I’m a SeaWorld Wildside blogger. I receive complimentary passes for my family and other perks throughout the year. All opinions are mine. This weekend, SeaWorld and Aquatica’s newest animal interaction opens! Roa’s Aviary is home to 100 exotic birds (soon to be 300 as more birds are slowly added in to the aviary). Right now […]

Recommended reading: We’ll Always Have Paris, by Jennifer Coburn

San Antonio Mom Blogs Reviews We'll Always Have Paris by Jennifer Coburn

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of We’ll Always Have Paris for the purposes of this review. I did not receive any other compensation. This post contains an affiliate link. All opinions are mine. As a military brat, I grew up living and and traveling all around the United States. And, for three years in […]

The brand new Tower Creek at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

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 […]

How to spend Spring Break 2014 in San Antonio

Swimming with stingrays at Aquatica for Spring Break in San Antonio

The most family-friendly city in the country, San Antonio has more things to see and do than your Spring Break will possibly allow. With such a wide variety of things to do in San Antonio during Spring Break, you’ll need more than a week. May I suggest two weeks for fun and one to recover? […]

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 […]

Birthday full of surprises at the Hyatt Lost Pines

Meet the longhorns at Hyatt Lost Pines

Disclosure: My family and I were invited to stay at the Hyatt Lost Pines. We enjoyed a complimentary night’s stay and a media rate for our second night in addition to a complimentary dinner and other amenities. I was not financially compensated in any other way for these photos or my blog post. All photos and […]

Tips for keeping your cool at SeaWorld’s new and improved, super-scary Howl-O-Scream

Tips for keeping your cool at SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream Halloween event

You’ve heard the expression, “Do one thing that scares you every day.” When you attend SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream, you can cross that task off your list for life. This year, SeaWorld’s Halloween event is geared toward an older crowd (13 years and up) and it’s scarier (and more fun) than ever. The Howl-O-Scream experience is included […]

A day at the Lantana Spa, JW Marriott in San Antonio


Disclosure: I was invited as a guest of the Lantana Spa to enjoy lunch, an express pedicure, and a swag bag with beauty samples. I received no additional compensation and all opinions are mine. Although the Lantana Spa at the JW Marriott San Antonio is the largest resort spa in Texas, the staff strives to […]

San Antonio mom blogger Holly Wakefield with Family Life and Travel

tips and secrets for the best deals for family travel to the Caribbean

This week’s San Antonio Mom Blogs’ featured mom blogger is Holly Wakefield. Want to be selected as a Fan of the Week? Like San Antonio Mom Blogs on Facebook and participate! Holly Wakefield and her husband, Micah, have lived in San Antonio for over 14 years. They created their website, Family Life and Travel, to share their family’s […]

AdventureCon 2013: SeaWorld brings Texas bloggers together

A Texas parenting blogger conference at SeaWorld and Aquatica

As a SeaWorld Wildside blogger, I was invited to AdventureCon for Texas parenting bloggers at Aquatica and SeaWorld Texas. I received complimentary admission to the conference which included food, drinks, quick queue passes, and free conference sessions. I was not asked to write, photograph, or film anything. All opinions are mine. Earlier this month I attended […]

Almost-free fun in San Antonio

kids amusement park and indoor shopping center inspired by Latin street markets

Today I’m guest posting for Heidi over at Free Fun in Austin about the Top Five Free Things to do in San Antonio. If you’re joining San Antonio Mom Blogs from Free Fun in Austin, welcome! And hurry on down to San Antonio to visit us, y’all. Here on San Antonio Mom Blogs today, I’m […]