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

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels opens 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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Beach Resort and Indoor Waterpark

Disclosure: I was invited by Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Beach Resort to receive a complimentary, two-night stay, two complimentary meals, and a swag bag. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are mine. My family and I spend a few blissful days on South Padre Island nearly every summer. In the past, we’ve […]

Replacing Buffett with the beach

Disclosure: I was invited by Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Beach Resort to receive a complimentary, two-night stay, and two complimentary meals. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are mine. I was soooo excited about attending the Jimmy Buffett concert last night to reclaim an long-buried part of my formerly fun self. But, […]

Why swimming with stingrays is safe (and so much fun!) at Aquatica and SeaWorld

Disclosure: I participate as a SeaWorld and Aquatica Wildside blogger. My family and I receive complimentary access to the parks, in addition to other perks throughout the year. I was not asked to write about my experiences and the opinions are mine alone. Last month, SeaWorld San Antonio announced their 2013 Wildside Texas parenting blog […]

The Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary

A recent Groupon for the Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary caught my attention so, along with some friends, my kids and I decided to check it out this MLK/Inauguration holiday. Maybe I should have kept the kids home for some important lessons about our country’s history and government, but we’d already had several conversations about […]

SeaWorld’s Grand Adventure Tour

Disclosure: As part of SeaWorld San Antonio’s Wildside Blog Ambassador program, I received an annual pass and my family received Fun Cards for admission to SeaWorld for one year. I also received an overnight stay in the Camp dorm, food, beverages, and promotional items to experience SeaWorld’s Grand Adventure Tour and Christmas Celebration. However, I […]

SeaWorld San Antonio at Christmas: Where the season meets the sea!

Disclosure: As part of SeaWorld San Antonio’s Wildside Blog Ambassador program, I received an annual pass and my family received funcards for admission to SeaWorld for one year. I also received an overnight stay in the Camp dorm, food, beverages, and promotional items in December to experience SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. However, I was not asked […]

Me, Ryan Gosling, and a Life Threatening Situation (sort of)

Last July my girlfriend and I traveled with our children to South Padre Island for a relaxing beach vacation at The Pearl (review to follow–one day soon). As a mother, I’ve learned to expect the unexpected. Having kids, and traveling with them, leads you to say on your toes. No problem. I get that. But […]

Lego KidsFest Austin, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

Thanks to San Antonio mom bloggers Geekette Bits and A Thrifty Diva, I learned that LEGO KidsFest is coming to Austin at the end of this month (be sure to visit their sites and subscribe – they’re giving away tickets to the event!). Normally I would have thought, “Oh, Lego KidsFest. That’s nice.” Because I had no experience […]

The Santa Fe Children’s Museum

During our recent trip to New Mexico, we visited the Santa Fe Children’s Museum (SFCM). At first, I was underwhelmed. The museum itself is small and the exhibits were all geared towards very young children. I worried that we’d made a mistake and that our seven-year-old would be bored. Thankfully, I was wrong. It’s true […]

The Albuquerque BioPark in New Mexico

One of the greatest attractions our family visited during our recent trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the Albuquerque BioPark (ABQ BioPark). The ABQ BioPark includes four areas, all linked by a small train: The Zoo, The Aquarium, The Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach. All can be visited separately or  you can visit all four […]

Summer activities abound at Texas’ Horseshoe Bay Resort

Disclosure: My children and I received a complimentary one-night stay in a king corner suite at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. We were also treated to dinner at the Lantana Grill and Bar, one of the resort’s fine dining establishments. However, all opinions and photographs in this review are mine. One of the best things about […]

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort

Just north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, nestled in a small valley with stunning views of the Sandia Mountains sits the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort. Our family recently enjoyed four days at this Southwestern gem. First impressions Once you turn onto Tamaya Boulevard from Highway 550, you can’t see the resort. Even though you’re just a […]

5 Cool Things About New Mexico

“You’re going where?” my parents asked when we mentioned our Summer plans. “Aren’t there wildfires there? Is it safe to visit?” a friend questioned. “Why New Mexico?” we heard again, and again. When deciding where to vacation this summer, we choose a road trip to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Our friends and family seemed to […]

What’s Adventurecon?

  As I mentioned yesterday, I attended Adventurecon at SeaWorld Texas earlier this month. It was a gathering of Texas parenting bloggers for some inspiring, educational sessions. But it was also so much more. What’s Adventurecon? Take a look!

Our San Antonio Summer To Do List

Summer vacation begins in less than 24 hours! And while I’m excited to spend more time with my kids, the idea of keeping them entertained for weeks on end is a little daunting. So I’m creating a list of all things we can do together to encourage learning, inspire adventures, and have loads of fun. […]

Splash around in the South Seas in San Antonio at Aquatica

Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio is now open! Inspired by the vibrant color and laid-back rhythms of the South Seas, Aquatica brings relaxing beaches (Beaches in San Antonio? Yes!), exotic animals, and incredible water slides and pools for all ages to the Alamo City. Take a peek into this local paradise below and stay tuned […]

5 Cool Things About Catching a Wave in Winter: Great Wolf Lodge

Just after Christmas our family took a trip up IH-35 to Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas (near Dallas and the DFW Airport). We considered several different locations when planning our Winter trip. Great Wolf Lodge appealed to us primarily because we didn’t have to fly to get there and it’s completely family-friendly, which is […]

Enchanted in Texas

Last weekend our little band of merry men and women took a road trip to The Texas Renaissance Festival. While our car was the thing that drove us up I-10 to Plantersville, Texas, a fantastical time machine was the real vehicle that transported our spirits to the 16th Century. If you haven’t visited the TexRenFest, […]