An Army brat who came to Texas for college and ultimately managed to make the Lone Star State her permanent home, Dawn became a mom “AMA” (advanced maternal age), giving her the opportunity to use a stroller vs. a walker as she navigates the world of motherhood. Her growing up way too fast native Texan loves all things Star Wars, Legos, dinosaurs and keeping his parents on their toes. When she’s not busy parenting the original strong-willed child, Dawn runs Tale to Tell Communications, a San Antonio-based PR and marketing agency. An award-winning writer, Dawn also contributes to San Antonio Woman, Rio Magazine and Texas Lifestyle Magazine. She and her family enjoy exploring all that San Antonio has to offer, going on adventures and playing tourist together as much as possible. Favorite Restaurant: Clementine Favorite Landmark: The beauty of the River Walk, especially La Villita Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Celebrating anything and everything with color, music and food
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San Antonio Fun: See Bats in San Antonio at Bracken Bat Cave

Looking for some batty summer fun? As many as 20 million bats spend their summer hanging out in a cave just northeast of town. And you can see these bats in San Antonio if...
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Red, White and Blue Family Fun: The Armed Forces River Parade

San Antonio is a city that loves to celebrate and we're known as Military City U.S.A. That means you can enjoy free red, white and blue family fun at the city's annual Armed Forces...

Free Summer Reading Programs to Keep Kids Turning Pages

Depending on your kiddo, summer reading can be a chore. Not sure how to flip the page and get your children into reading? Free summer reading programs can keep kids turning pages—and earning rewards....
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Take a Bite Out of Summer: Dinosaur Fun in San Antonio

Roar, stomp, and chomp your way through summer thanks to dinosaur fun in San Antonio. Junior paleontologists of all ages will enjoy seeing new exhibitions, exploring prehistoric dinosaur worlds, and digging into all things...
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I Am a San Antonio Mom: KSAT-12’s Courtney Friedman

Our "I Am a San Antonio Mom" series spotlights local moms and how they approach motherhood. We're turning the tables on KSAT-12's Courtney Friedman, asking her a few questions about how she makes motherhood...
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Your Guide to Spring Fun in San Antonio

Spring fun in San Antonio is blooming everywhere you look. From river parades to arctic dinosaurs, fun is bursting across the Alamo City. There’s something for everyone—and most of these activities extend far beyond...
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10 San Antonio Musts to Enjoy

The Alamo City has a lot going on. But there are 10 San Antonio musts everyone needs to add to their calendars. Whether it’s hitting the rodeo or enjoying the latest on the food...

Family Fun at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

It's time to saddle up, San Antonio! Family fun at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is easy to wrangle. If you're new to the rodeo or look forward to it all year,...

20 Questions with ACM Team Member Dawn Robinette

The Alamo City Moms team is made up of all kinds of women, with all kinds of experiences and knowledge and life lived. Get to know them through our “20 Questions” series. Meet Dawn, an...
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Go Deep for Family Fun: Explore Caves Around San Antonio

Looking for family fun that can take you to new lows? Go deep! There are a variety of caves around San Antonio, all within a short drive. And you can add bragging rights to...

San Antonio Holiday Lights and Fun You Can Still Enjoy

Looking at the calendar and wondering what you can still fit in this holiday season? There are plenty of San Antonio holiday lights and activities you can still enjoy. Get out and see why...

Holiday Fun and More: Things to Do in San Antonio This Season

Looking for holiday fun and more things to do with your family? There is no shortage of things to do in San Antonio this season, so once you’ve enjoyed the lights on the River...
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Pan de Muerto Adds Flavor to Day of the Dead

Want to add pan de muerto to flavor your Day of the Dead celebration? Or are you wondering what pan de muerto even is? From events to décor to marigold flowers and special foods,...
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Dia de los Muertos: A Guide to the Day of the Dead

Wondering why you're seeing dancing, smiling skeletons and marigolds everywhere? That’s because San Antonio not only celebrates Halloween but also pulls out all of the stops for Día de los Muertos. San Antonio is...