Have you ever taken something for granted because it’s close by? We live within walking distance of Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum. It’s one of Alamo City Moms Blog's ABCs of summer activities, so I put it on my summer bucket...
Disclaimer :: This is a sponsored post. We have partnered with Capital One Venture Card because of the great benefits this card offers families interested in travel. Vacation, all I ever wanted... Vacation, have to get away! We recently polled our Alamo...
Getaways to the beach are year-round for our family due to the relatively mild temperatures, but once May comes along, trips to the cool water are a complete necessity. Before having kids, my husband and I would put on...
There are few activities in this world that will force you to confront your "adult" status more acutely than planning for and embarking upon a road trip with your kids. I’ve heard it said that road trips are a rite of...
"Flourishing Fiercely" is the theme this year for a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group at Community Bible Church, which recently invited me to visit and speak about "Traveling Fiercely, Not Fearfully." One of the organizers follows me on social media and...
Hamilton Pool Preserve is probably one of the most impressive places to visit in Texas. You’ve probably come across photos of this natural wonder if you’ve done any googling about Texas watering holes or hidden treasures. Unfortunately, Hamilton Pool...
Disclosure :: Earlier this fall, our co-founders traveled to The Woodlands Resort for the City Moms Blog Network Sister Site Conference. The Woodlands Resort was a fabulous host to all of us, and we gladly agreed to facilitate this honest review AND giveaway...
Real campers have gear. They own tents and sleeping bags and sleeping pads and propane stoves. Real campers have skills. They create fire by rubbing two sticks together, gather wild berries and cook their fresh-caught fish over their newly...
My husband and I have traveled quite a bit with our children since they were born. Planes, subways, and automobiles—we have done it all. I always tell my children that they traveled even while in my belly. My son...
The great American road trip, a summertime rite of passage that can feel overwhelming for parents. It becomes a decidedly more stressful affair as a single mom. Pre-divorce, I had been solo for the travel portion of vacation before;...
When it comes to traveling with kids, especially air travel, the contributors at Alamo City Moms Blog have done our fair share, as you can see from the list of related links at the bottom of this post. But...

An Exceptional In-Law Vacation

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My children’s grandparents are the saving grace to our family vacations. Is it always easy? No. Do we always agree? No. Do I get to sit down and enjoy my morning cup of coffee? Yes. A million times yes. Before...
My daughter Luz at the top and middle overlooks the Lost Mine Trail in January 2018; baby Luz and her dad Vic hike the Window Trail in 2010. I grew up in San Antonio, and for all but the four...
NOTE: Updated with 2021 information so you and your family can SEA turtles! From a distance, they look like little clumps of mud or rocks lying on the beach. But then you see the clumps move, inching along. What you’re...

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Choose and Cut Your Own Christmas Trees Around San Antonio

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I've seen a few Christmas trees already shining through the living room windows of local houses! To be honest, mine went up on Halloween...

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