CLOSED [Giveaway] Family pack of tickets to Holiday Pops with the San Antonio Symphony

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Classical music is an important part of my family’s holiday traditions. Over Thanksgiving weekend, my family and I went to see Ballet San Antonio‘s The Nutcracker with the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin… Continue Reading

F.T. and G.N. review Ballet San Antonio’s "Nutcracker" with the San Antonio Symphony

This year, we continued our family tradition of going to Ballet San Antonio‘s The Nutcracker with the San Antonio Symphony. We thoroughly enjoyed last year’s performance at the Majestic Theatre (earlier post), but this year’s move to the Tobin Center has… Continue Reading

Notes from the Singapore Math parent workshop at Great Hearts Monte Vista

F.T. is learning Singapore Math in his second grade class at Great Hearts Monte Vista. The school recently hosted a workshop for parents of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders so we could learn more about the curriculum and find ways to… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] OPERA San Antonio brings Fantastic Mr. Fox and his world to life

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Down in the valley there were three farms. The owners of these farms had done well. They were rich men. They were also nasty men. So begins Fastastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl’s tale of… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] San Antonio Symphony 75th anniversary concert and celebration

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The San Antonio Symphony is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a concert and celebration on Saturday, June 14, 2014. An anniversary is a good time to reflect. I shared some deep thoughts in this recent post,… Continue Reading

Summer escape: Fairytale Fiesta exhibit at the Witte Museum

How will you escape the heat this summer? Two of my favorite ways are swimming in the pool and going to air-conditioned museums. The Witte Museum has plenty of air conditioning, as well as free covered parking in the shady Brackenridge Park garage. And, to… Continue Reading

Corazones Maravillosos: Great Hearts Monte Vista sesión de puertas abiertas

  Reporte previo en inglés. Mil gracias a la traductora Laura Gruber de Lactancia-Latina.com. Great Hearts Monte Vista, el primer campus de Great Hearts Texas, tuvo una sesión de puertas abiertas el 27 de marzo, 2014. Esta sesión fue un paso importante… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Family pack of tickets to DISCOVER Schubert Symphony No. 9 "The Great" with the San Antonio Symphony

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. I’ve been playing “Mama’s songs” in the van again. This time, it’s Franz Schubert‘s Symphony No. 9 in  C major, “The Great.” We are looking forward the upcoming DISCOVER concert with the San Antonio Symphony.… Continue Reading

Building a school community: notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house

Great Hearts Monte Vista, the first campus of Great Hearts Texas, held an open house on March 27, 2014. The open house was an important step in the process of building a community around the new school.