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

H-E-B Body Adventure: Be healthy and have fun at the Witte Museum

H-E-B Body Adventure-Square

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. It’s the “Summer of the Body” at the Witte Museum, with two exhibits for your family to enjoy: the H-E-B Body Adventure and Grossology. We have a family membership to the Witte and visit regularly,… 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

Mayor Juilán Castro hosted the San Antonio meeting of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET)

Mayor Juilán Castro recently hosted the San Antonio stop of the Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour (MEET), a partnership among the mayors of four major U.S. cities to highlight educational innovations. The Mayors’ Tour is a sign of good things to… Continue Reading

[Sponsored] InspireU mentoring program at Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas (BBBSST). I was compensated to participate but all opinions are mine. Big ideas are powerful. But ideas spread one person at a time. Are you ready to… Continue Reading

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

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Back in October, the San Antonio Symphony invited my family and one of my readers’ families to attend a Halloween Family Concert, as discussed in this earlier post. This month, the Symphony is teaming up with the… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Nutcracker with the San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. The San Antonio Symphony and Ballet San Antonio are teaming up again this year to present a holiday classic: The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Performances began Thanksgiving weekend and continue next weekend, December 6-8. The Symphony and the Ballet… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Family tickets to Halloween Spooktacular with the San Antonio Symphony

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. “My mom wanted me to have the ability to find something beautiful.” —Akiko Fujimoto, Associate Conductor, San Antonio Symphony Remember my earlier post about my birthday date night at the San Antonio Symphony? I also… Continue Reading

San Antonio Symphony DISCOVER series concerts help introduce kids to classical music

Last night, for a birthday treat, my husband took me to dinner at my favorite steakhouse on Houston Street, and then we walked across the street and enjoyed a San Antonio Symphony concert at the Majestic Theatre. The program, featuring… Continue Reading

[Gallery] Bexar BiblioTech supports kids’ learning with tablets and ebooks

BiblioTech is the new Bexar County digital library. My kids and I gave it a try last week, and we recommend that you have a look, too. Here are our suggestions about how to use it. First, I went online to… Continue Reading