Celebrate the Grand Opening of the DoSeum, San Antonio's new museum for kids

The DoSeum will open on June 6, 2015 as San Antonio’s new children’s museum, and will celebrate its Grand Opening over the June 6-7 weekend. I’ve been inside the building for a hard-hat tour and, more recently, for a sneak peek… Continue Reading

The Do Seum: Reasons to get a Charter Membership now

My blogger friends and I recently took a hard-hat tour of the construction site for The Do Seum, the new-and-improved San Antonio Children’s Museum, set to open in mid-2015. If you’ve been holding back from joining the San Antonio Children’s Museum, now… Continue Reading

[gallery] Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July parade and picnic for 2014

My kids and I marched in the Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July parade and picnic again this year. It’s a family tradition—here’s an earlier post. Here is a photo gallery with some highlights from the 2014 parade and picnic. For the… Continue Reading

Celebrating reading at the 2014 San Antonio Book Festival

On Saturday, my kids and I had a great time at the San Antonio Book Festival at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. For our family, the highlight of festival was during the presentation by Joe Cepeda, a children’s book illustrator, when my… Continue Reading

[Best of 2013] Guest blogging, because "it's so much more friendly with two"

As Piglet says in Winnie the Pooh, “It’s so much more friendly with two.” Likewise, guest blogging builds relationships, grows audiences, stimulates ideas, and is just so much friendlier. In 2013, I published one post from a young guest blogger,… Continue Reading

[Alamo City Moms Blog] Science education for young children at the San Antonio Children’s Museum

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a hot topic these days. Teens can build interdisciplinary skills through competitions in robotics and cybersecurity, but what opportunities are there in San Antonio for younger children to get excited about science?… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Holiday Olé Market 2013 offers unique shopping and supports education through Junior League of San Antonio

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. The Junior League of San Antonio invited me to visit last night’s Sneak Peek event at the Holiday Olé Market 2013 (also on Facebook), running through October 5 at the Freeman Expo Hall, and they provided me with a… Continue Reading

Education options for families living downtown

Downtown San Antonio has lots of cultural attractions that appeal to families: the San Antonio Children’s Museum on Houston Street, the Institute of Texan Cultures and the Magik Theatre in Hemisfair, Main Plaza, and the Central Library, to name a few. An article… Continue Reading

Guest post at Rivard Report

When a mother needs something for her child, no one should ever say, “Just wait.” Likewise, no one should judge a mother too harshly for the things she does for her children. “Wave of New Charter Schools Enhance Inner City… Continue Reading

Paul Tough, author of “How Children Succeed,” talks to Express-News

As mentioned in an earlier post, Paul Tough’s recent book, “How Children Succeed”, talks about how we can help our kids to grow not by stuffing their heads with knowledge but by letting them fail and learn how to deal with it.… Continue Reading