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Free in San Antonio: May 2017

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! With the nice weather we’ve been having and the school year rapidly coming to a close, it’s time to get out and enjoy a month full of fun (and free!) events across San […]

Mom bloggers improving San Antonio’s image and the San Antonio Mom Blogs’ Weekly Link Up for Sept. 2 – 8, 2013

Y’all. I need to tell you something. And you’re not going to like it. Outside of San Antonio…outside of Texas…people are talking about our fair city. And what they’re saying isn’t always nice. Let that sink in. People. Trash-talking SA. I KNOW. It’s like they said my baby’s ugly. Not that I have a baby, […]

Five things I learned about blogging at AdventureCon

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 anything. All opinions are mine. After eight years as a blogger, it would be […]

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 […]

Surviving the shoebox Fiesta float

They are, at the same time, both the delight and the scourge of San Antonio parents. Melanie included a whole section about her daughter’s in her new book, Sparkly Green Earrings. Lisa published a post about how to decorate them on her blog last year. And Alvina shared a photo of her son’s on the San […]

What to do with your kids during Spring Break in San Antonio 2013

If you live in San Antonio, or if you’re visiting for Spring Break, you’re in luck! There is an endless number of fun things to do with your kids in San Antonio all week long. Here are the top picks from San Antonio Mom Blogs for what to do with your kids during Spring Break […]

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 […]

See’s Candies Grand Opening in San Antonio, Oct. 19

Disclosure: I was hired by See’s Candies and received compensation to invite local bloggers to attend a preview of the new See’s Candies store in San Antonio. I attended the event and received free candy and a book about See’s. I was not asked to write about, or photograph, my experience. All opinions are my […]

Zoës Kitchen: Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: My family received two free meals at Zoës Kitchen for review purposes but the opinions in this post are mine. Giveaway: September is Hunger Action Month. Please see the details for my Zoës Kitchen giveaway at the end of the post. For every entry received, San Antonio Mom Blogs will donate $1 to the San Antonio […]

Free art classes for kids at the Southwest School of Art

I can’t remember who first told me about the Saturday Morning Discovery program at the Southwest School of Art (I think it was a fellow blogger. If it was you, remind me because I’m forever grateful!). I remember being surprised that free, month-long art sessions were offered in San Antonio and I’d never heard about […]

Two days left to see the free Dinosaur George exhibit

You’ve got just two days left to visit an amazing, free exhibit sponsored by KLRN and North Star Mall: Dinosaur George’s Museum in the Classroom. We visited it today and my kids were mesmerized by the sizes and varieties of dinosaurs hanging out in one of their favorite malls. This incredible display of rare dinosaur […]

Howdy, partners. There’s a new “Cowboy Museum” in town.

My kids love the Witte Museum. But they don’t call it that. The name they give it depends upon the most recent special exhibit they’ve seen there. For a time it was the “Dinosaur Museum.” After that they referred to the Witte as the “Bug Museum,” and then the “Fish Museum,” and, most recently, the “Pirate […]

Turning kids into entrepreneurs

While growing up I knew I wanted to do something important with my life. For a while I wanted to be an obstetrician. Then I struggled through high school chemistry and realized that medicine just might not be my path. After that I decided that being a diplomat would be a great fit for my […]

Bird Bakery in Alamo Heights

There are few things I adore as much as my family. Cupcakes are definitely on that short list. Yesterday my daughter and I dropped in to the new Bird Bakery, located on Broadway in Alamo Heights, and owned by actor Armie Hammer and his wife Elizabeth Chambers. The decor is country chic meets Alamo Heights hip. […]

Fiesta Arts Fair for Family Fun

There are lots of great events during Fiesta for families but one of my favorite is the Fiesta Arts Fair (@FiestaArtsFair), held the first weekend of Fiesta on Saturday and Sunday (April 21 and 22 this year), on the grounds of the Southwest School of Art. Sure, there’s great food (and wine too!) and an […]

5 Cool Things for San Antonio Moms This Week

1. Brunch at Z’Tejas with the #foodiemamas! (April 14) Join the #foodiemamas for brunch, Saturday at Z’Tejas at La Cantera. A yummy Southwestern-style brunch, a mimosa or two, and the company of smart, funny women? Brunch never sounded better. There are only four spots left, so RSVP right away! 2. Cool camps that save you […]

5 Cool Things for San Antonio Moms This Week

1. Free Stroller Strides class at their Grand Opening at Brackenridge Park via BloomMaternity (March 28) Ellen at Bloom Maternity’s Bloom Blog turned me on to a free Stroller Strides class on Wednesday, March 28, at 9:30 a.m. at their Brackenridge Park Grand Opening. Even if you’re out of the stroller stage with your kiddos, […]

Free Music Together Classes in San Antonio and Boerne

Looking for something musical (and free!) to do with your little one this week? Heartsong Music, based in Austin, invites parents and their kids to two free sample Music Together Classes in San Antonio and Boerne: March 21 – 10:00am and 11:00am Kathy Marfin’s Dance School 14100 Nacogodoches Road, 78247 March 30 – 9:30am and […]

Go Play in the Street at Síclovía!

Grab your kids and go play in the street this Sunday, March 4th, for the second annual Síclovía. Held on a two-mile section of Broadway near downtown, and closed off to cars,  San Antonio’s Síclovía is modeled after the Ciclovias which began in Colombia three decades ago. This free event encourages attendees to get outdoors to enjoy […]

The best kept birthday party secret in San Antonio: Krispy Kreme

Yesterday we had our son’s 4th birthday party at Krispy Kreme. I know. You’re swooning (admit it). And you’re thinking, “Krispy Kreme? The donut place? With the best donuts ever?” And, suddenly, you’re feeling your blood sugar spiking. You’re imagining chocolate-covered, sprinkle-laced, creme-filled awesomeness. And you’re thinking, “That place hosts birthday parties?” They do. And, […]

Jazz hands encouraged

The only thing better than educational events are educational events that include a whole lot of (free) family fun for parents and kids to enjoy together. Trinity University’s KRTU-FM launches San Antonio’s  Year of Jazz with a free, family-friendly event this Sunday at Sunken Garden Theater. Year of Jazz brings together many of the wonderful nonprofits […]

Landa Library Park gets a makeover

Landa Library Park, one of our family’s favorite places to play in San Antonio, has a brand new look. Modern playscapes (one with a zipline-like feature) and more shade over them are the stars of this renovation, making a great park for kids (ages 0-12) even better. If you haven’t played at Landa Library Park […]

Story Time at HEB Alon Market in September

Updated to add: Thanks to @momonmars (Debi Pfitzenmaier of, I read a story in this past Sunday’s Express-News that provides more details on this, and other, HEB-provided story times around town this month. HEB is committed to a new program, Read 3, which encourages parents to read to their kids at least three times […]