"Dancing bears, painted wings, things I almost remember..." these lyrics echoed much of my childhood being that my name is the namesake of the movie in which they are sung. To me the lyrics from, "Once Upon a December,"...
The temperatures have dropped to the 70s, the lights are up on the River Walk, there are boat loads of holiday celebrations popping up around town, and you know what that means, right? IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR HANUKKAH, THE FESTIVAL...
As I’m writing this post, it is the most gorgeous day outside. A perfect 75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. It also happens to be the end of November! When much of the country is covered...
Some of my fondest memories of the holiday season throughout the years include some kind of takeout (Taco Bell cinnamon churros when I was a child and the family was budgeting, and coffee and a sweet as my palette...

Halloween Candy Overload

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Now is your chance. Stop the cycle! Take the candy and RUN! But only to give it away or put it to good use. Don't be like some people I know who may or may not hide it in the...
You can never go wrong with a book for a holiday gift. Books are one of my favorite gifts to give my kids, and if the book is about nature (my favorite subject), even better! The books below are...
If your family enjoys a visit with Santa Claus during the holiday season, now is the time to check your list twice to see where you can find the Jolly Ol' Man in 2022! Did we miss a location?...
With the holiday season just around the corner, most of us are turning our attention to two things: buying Christmas gifts and planning our Thanksgiving meal. Whether you’re hosting this year or are lucky enough to have someone else...
Growing up in San Antonio, I remember mornings spent sitting around the kitchen table with my tías and mom, drinking cafecito, and talking about life. It's a core memory full of laughter, stories, support, and the start of my...
Not sure how your family can embrace Dia de los Muertos traditions? Colorful and whimsical calaveras, those smiling sugar skulls, are seemingly everywhere this time of year. Those and the well-dressed catrinas, the also smiling skeletons, are a sure...
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, Day of the Dead is...
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 home to the largest Día...
School holidays—love them or loathe them, they come every fall & winter and remind us how much we love our kids’ teachers. If you’re looking ahead to Thanksgiving and Winter Break as well as Single Day School Holidays (ex:...
While it would be nice for the weather to chill out and finally cool down, as we wait for this miracle, those of us who love our fall flavors just won’t be denied! Sure, we might have to enjoy...

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Go Deep for Family Fun: Explore Caves Around San Antonio

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

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