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Throwing myself a life raft: turning summer’s great expectations into good enough ones

Honesty time. I thought summer would be slower. I thought it would be more idyllic. I thought I would have plenty of time to plan crafts and activities and spend time enjoying them with my kids. And I would bake Pinterest-inspired banana cakes laced with creamy pudding, and tart lemon bars that I’d keep chilled […]

Happy 8th blogiversary and the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Weekly Link Up

It's my 8th anniversary of becoming a blogger!

OK, technically, it’s not my blogiversary (the term for a blog’s annual anniversary), as this blog (one of several I’ve authored) is just under two years old. But eight years ago yesterday I became a blogger! I started The Delaney Diaries on June 23, 2005, just three months after I had my first child. I had […]

Popping out of a blogging block

Sulia posts on parenting, food, recipes, wine, kids, outdoors

Ah, Sulia. I love writing for Sulia, in part because I receive a small honorarium for what I write there, but also because the format on this latest social network is longer than a tweet but shorter than a blog post. It’s perfect for writing quick pieces about news, ideas, and observations. It’s also an […]

San Antonio mom blogger Laura Hernandez Aplin with PR Mommy

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Each week on the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Facebook page a Fan of the Week is selected based upon their amount of interaction on the page. This week’s featured fan and San Antonio Mom Blogger is Laura Hernandez Aplin. Want to be selected as a Fan of the Week? Like San Antonio Mom Blogs on Facebook and participate! Laura and […]

Win a crib from Crib & Kids, San Antonio’s largest baby furniture showroom!

now open San Antonio's largest baby and kids' furniture showroom

Disclosure: I received a personal tour of Crib & Kids along with a goodie bag that contained a baby loveie and a pacifier clip. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are mine. San Antonio Mom Blogs is giving away a crib from Crib & Kids! See details at the bottom of […]

Meet Bernadette Noll, author of Slow Family Living: 75 Simple Ways to Slow Down, Connect, and Create More Joy

75 simple ways to slow down, connect, and create more joy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mama to four, Austinite, and co-founder of SlowFamilyLiving.com, Bernadette Noll just released her latest book, Slow Family Living: 75 Simple Ways to Slow Down, Connect, and Create More Joy. I first heard Bernadette speak at the Texas Conference for Women last fall when she and her SlowFamilyLiving.com co-founder Carrie Contey spoke on the topic of […]

San Antonio mom blogger Christina Coker with Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Christina blogs about DIY and deals at Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Each week on the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Facebook page a Fan of the Week is selected based upon their amount of interaction on the page. This week’s featured fan and San Antonio Mom Blogger is Christina Coker. Want to be selected as a Fan of the Week? Like San Antonio Mom Blogs on Facebook and participate! Christina Coker is […]

San Antonio mom blogger Grace Berios with The Chirp (at Little Bird Vintage Designs)

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Each week on the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Facebook page a Fan of the Week is selected based upon their amount of interaction on the page. This week’s featured fan and San Antonio Mom Blogger is Grace Berios. Want to be selected as a Fan of the Week? Like San Antonio Mom Blogs on Facebook and participate! Grace Berios is […]

Woodlawn Lake Park

Visiting San Antonio parks with your kids outdoors

Located on San Antonio’s West Side, Woodlawn Lake Park has something for everyone: run, play, climb, walk the trail that loops around the lake, feed the ducks and geese, eat raspas from a truck. With plenty of room for kids to run, a recently updated, three-level playground for older kids, and a play structure next […]

Meet YOSA: Youth Orchestras of San Antonio

San Antonio classical music performed by children and teens

Disclosure: My daughter and I received complimentary tickets to attend the YOSA concert, Brahms Reimagined. However, all thoughts and opinions are mine. “Laurie Auditorium seems a fitting place to introduce my seven-year-old to YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio),” I thought, as I entered the auditorium last Monday night to attend their concert: Brahms Reimagined. […]

San Antonio mom blogger Heather Hernandez with Geekette Bits

The blogger behind GeeketteBits.com

Each week on the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Facebook page a Fan of the Week is selected based upon their amount of interaction on the page. This week’s featured fan and San Antonio Mom Blogger is Heather Hernandez. Want to be selected as a Fan of the Week? Like San Antonio Mom Blogs on Facebook and participate! Heather Hernandez is […]

Pin Tested: Easy Banana Oat Muffins

There’s always an abundance of over-ripe bananas at our house. I usually whip them up into banana chocolate chip bread but today I wanted something a little different. I found this pin which led to a recipe for banana oat muffins. What a perfect Sunday breakfast treat! The recipe was super easy: mix the dry stuff, mix the […]

San Antonio Mom Blogger Lori Stromberg with My Six Ring Circus

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Each week on the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Facebook page a Fan of the Week is selected based upon their amount of interaction on the page. This week’s featured fan and San Antonio Mom Blogger is Lori Stromberg. Want to be selected as a Fan of the Week? Like San Antonio Mom Blogs on Facebook and participate! Lori Stromberg writes […]

Getting to know Rachel and Brittany with Kids Closet Connection

huge consignment sale twice a year in San Antonio for kids clothes, baby items, maternity, games, toys

Disclosure: Kids Closet Connection is a sponsor of San Antonio Mom Blogs. Brittany Giddens and Rachel Brown are the new owners of the San Antonio area Kids Closet Connection, a consignment mega-sale that brings hundreds of families in San Antonio together to help consignors make money by selling their gently used children’s items and to help […]

San Antonio mom blogger Inga Cotton with SA Charter Moms

San Antonio Charter Moms, charter schools, mom blog

Each week on the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Facebook page a Fan of the Week is selected based upon their amount of interaction on the page. This week’s featured fan and San Antonio Mom Blogger is Inga Cotton. Want to be selected as a Fan of the Week? Like San Antonio Mom Blogs on Facebook and participate! You can […]

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 […]

5 Cool Things: Recipes shared by San Antonio Bloggers

Winter recipes from San Antonio bloggers

San Antonio bloggers are passionate about their city, their children, their jobs, their crafting, and their FOOD (among so many other things). Here are five recipes (either shared or created) by San Antonio bloggers to brighten up your Winter menus. 1. African Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew from Mrs. Smith Cooks 2. Quinoa Cups from […]

San Antonio mom blogger Ashley Moss with living in the (mom)ent

San Antonio mom blog living in the (mom)ent

Each week on the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Facebook page a Fan of the Week is selected based upon their amount of interaction on the page. This week’s featured fan and San Antonio Mom Blogger is Ashley Moss. Want to be selected as a Fan of the Week? Like San Antonio Mom Blogs on Facebook […]

San Antonio Bloggers: Photo-a-Day January 2013

Join San Antonio bloggers this month for an Instagram Photo-a-Day challenge: #SAGlimpse. Michelle with A Thrifty Diva suggested the challenge. Amanda with Petit Lapin created the graphic above. SA bloggers selected each day’s theme. You can participate! Here’s my Day 1 photo: New Year’s Resolution See you on Instagram!  

The Good List: Good Girls Give Back

Ways to give back and donate or volunteer this holiday season

Blog circle time again! And what better way to celebrate the season than to find unique ways of giving back and helping others? Check out these ideas for giving back, both close to home and far away, and then visit the other blogs in the circle for more inspiring ideas for how we can all […]

The Tasting Menu at Sustenio and Kitchen Vagabond by Chef David Gilbert

If you’re looking for a unique holiday gift or an extraordinary way to celebrate an anniversary or a birthday in San Antonio, head to Sustenio at The Eilan Hotel Resort and Spa. Executive Chef David Gilbert will make it a night to remember. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with the Chef’s Tasting Menu […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #30

reflect on your month of gratitude and make a plan to continue it

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways. TODAY: Reflect on your month of showing gratitude and make a plan. Take time to reflect on the past month and how you chose to share your appreciation and gratitude with others. Did it improve your life? Did it make a difference for your loved ones? Consider […]

The All-New Inflatable Wonderland: A Giveaway!

win free tickets to Inflatable Wonderland, free pizza, free soda

Disclosure: My children and I received free admission to Inflatable Wonderland, as well as complimentary pizza and drinks. However, all opinions in this post are mine. ***Enter to win our Inflatable Wonderland giveaway below for two free admissions, a free pizza, and a free pitcher of soda!*** Inflatable Wonderland, located in Rolling Oaks Mall in […]